SPHS will have an advisory period every Friday from 8:42 am to 9:15 am. All students are to attend. Advisories will consist of Character Education, S.T.A.R., Study Hall, school related informational meetings, and college information and planning.
Advisory programs are predicated on the belief that every adolescent should have at least one adult at school to act as the student’s advocate. According to the Carnegie Council on Adolescent Development ( 1989) " Students should be able to rely on that adult to help learn from their experiences, comprehend physical changes and changing relations with family and peers, act on their behalf to marshal every school and community resource needed for the student to succeed and help to fashion a vision of the future." When an Advisory program is effectively implemented, it can be an important factor in supporting student learning. At SPHS, we welcome and support the concept of advisory periods, and through the hard work of our Counseling Department and staff, we have been able to design a year-long calendar of Advisory themes.