Advisory Hour Update

Alyssa Duff ’19, Website Editor-in-Chief

Advisory hour has been implemented into SLHS for a little over a year now, and it definitely has its successes and its drawbacks. Advisory hour was put into place to allow students to go to a teacher every Tuesday between second and third hour in order to get the help they need.

Advisory hour provides a time when students can get help during the school day instead of having to come before or after school. For some students, getting a ride for before or after school, having a job or doing sports can become an issue when trying to get help; however, advisory hour solves this dilemma. Senior Juliette Gassner said, “I enjoy that advisory hour allows me to get help from teachers as well as do homework I have gotten or have not completed.” With busy schedules after school, finishing homework and studying can sometimes be difficult, and advisory hour relieves some of that pressure.

Advisory hour definitely has its drawbacks though. For teacher Matt Firestone he wishes that advisory hour was before first hour so if students did not need help they weren’t required to come. Gassner agrees with this and said, “I don’t like it being in between second and third hour because if you have homework you need help on in first or second hour you are out of luck, which then you have to come before school to get help.” While advisory hour has decreased the amount of students coming before or after school, there is still some work that needs to be done to fix advisory hour. For example some students would enjoy advisory hour being before first hour or after second hour.

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