Should Our Advisories be Longer?

Do you ever find yourself scrambling to accomplish all that you need to during advisory? Many students find themselves in this dilemma. If a student is involved in many clubs, they have to attend all the meetings for that club, which are usually in advisory. This results in less advisory time. Also if a student needs extra help or needs to take a test from a teacher during advisory they only have a maximum of twenty minutes after announcements. More advisory time would very beneficial to many students.

Advisory is a very convenient time to hold club meetings, but how would you feel if you returned from those meetings with only two minutes to work on your work? Meeting days are Tuesdays and Thursdays… that is two days out of the week that are taken from students that are involved in the school. If advisories were longer students would have time to work on work after the meetings. 

The common rule for leaving advisories to go receive tutoring or take a test is that you have to wait until after announcements.  After announcements a student only has twenty minutes. This may seem like a long time, but what if you have to make up a test during advisory? What if it’s a long and hard test? You have to cram it into twenty minutes. Also if you need to receive some extra help from a teacher during advisory and that teacher has three other students who would like help, the teacher only has twenty minutes to try to get all the students the help they need. Students who are involved in extracurricular activities also often don’t have the opportunity to attend tutoring after school, so many of them find their help during advisory. Longer advisory times would allow more time for students to receive help from popular teachers.

If you are one of the many students who find themselves needing more work time, an extension of advisory might be beneficial to you. Also teachers would be able to tutor more students during the school day and use then extended time to complete their work too. In conclusion, longer advisory times would help both the student and the teacher greatly. 

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