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     EDGE

    EDGE Advisory Program

     

    MISSION STATEMENT:

    The  Coronado High School EDGE Advisory Program is intended to promote and foster meaningful relationships between staff and students in order to provide students with ongoing academic support, engagement in social and emotional character development, acquisition of 21st century soft skills, and preparation for college and career readiness.

     

    EDGE ADVISORY COURSE DESCRIPTION & PURPOSE:

    The EDGE Advisory program at Coronado High School is a four year required course.  Each Coronado student will meet tri-weekly (once on Mondays, and twice during the alternating Coronado High School Block Schedule). Students will meet in small groups with a certified staff member who will serve as that student group’s EDGE Advisor for their four year journey through high school. 

    The primary purpose of the EDGE Advisor/Advisee relationship is to provide students with a more personalized learning environment with a structure and set of practices for monitoring and encouraging academic progress and career and college readiness. Each student will use EDGE Advisory time to develop an individualized student success plan to map out his/her educational path and set academic and personal goals for life both during and after high school. 

    The 3 key pillars to the Edge advisory program will focus primarily on: 1) Student Academic Support, 2) Student Career & College Readiness, and 3) Student Social and Emotional Character Development.

     

    Academic Support:

    One of the primary pillars of the EDGE Advisory program is to provide students time outside of academic and elective courses to focus on their own academic development. In pursuit of this purpose, students will use EDGE Advisory time to engage in lesson that provide them an opportunity to:

    -Work with their Advisor to monitor monthly grade check progress in all academic and elective courses, and devise plans and strategies for academic success

    -Develop a support system to promote high levels of learning for all students (not limited to but including use of help center, peer tutoring, and time to work with core and elective teachers)

    -Acquire study skills essential to supporting academic success and authentic learning 

    -Set quarterly, semester, year long, and 4 year academic SMART goals

    -Revisit and revise short and long term academic goals

     

     

    -Understand the relationship of school experiences and academic achievement to the world of work, home, and community.

     

    -Develop an academic plan to complete essential coursework that provides a wide range of substantial post-secondary options

     

    -Prepare for required assessments (ASVAB, PSAT/SAT, D11 Required Assessments.)



    College & Career Readiness:

    An equally important pillar of the EDGE Advisory program is to prepare students for college and career readiness by providing opportunities to develop 21st century soft skills necessary for success after high school. In pursuit of this purpose, students will engage in a series of lessons that provide opportunities to:

     

    -Practice the D11 Graduate Profile Skills (*see attached D11 Graduate Profile) through real-word project based learning experiences.

    -Explore the world of work through exposure to guest speakers representing a variety of career pathways,  planned Career Fairs, career interest inventories, career research, and potential career job shadows/internships

    -Participate in on-site college/trade school tours and/or in-house college/trade school visits

    -Develop a post-secondary 5 & 10 year college and/or career plan in concert with their Edge Advisor and Counselor through Naviance and ICAP.

    -Craft a professional resume and cover letter & practice Interview skills

    -Complete job and/or college and scholarship applications 

    -Explore the practical economics of life, college, and career

    -Create and develop a 4 year Graduate Profile Skill portfolio of artifacts to support development of 21st Century Soft Skill Development and College and Career Readiness

    -Perform an annual Reflective Oral Defense of Learning Presentation at the end of the year

     

    Social & Emotional Development:

    The third key pillar of the Coronado High School EDGE Advisory Program focuses on social and emotional character development in an attempt to develop the students' sense of self in concert with their evolving understanding of their connection and responsibility to a larger community.  In pursuit of this purpose, students will engage in a series of lessons that provide opportunities to:

    -Explore personal strengths and passions while developing a positive regard for selves and others.

    -Create positive and caring relationships among staff and students, which promotes an emotionally and physically safe environment for all students

    -Participate in school wide activities & events that celebrate the spirit & cultural community of Coronado High School (Including but not limited to: School Assemblies, School Performing Arts Performances and Galleries, Spirit Week Activities and Competitions, etc.)

    -Engage in Character Development Lessons and Activities

    -Attend Assemblies focused on Social & Community Issues (Including but not limited to “Drive Smart”, “Veteran’s Day”, etc.)

    ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE ADVISOR:

     

    • Act as a coach and advocate
    • Learn the individual personalities and goals of your assigned student advisees
    • Develop meaningful relationships with your student advisees
    • Encourage student advisees to participate in community life at Coronado High School
    • Encourage and advise students to achieve their academic potential
    • Assist in obtaining or directing students in answering and problem solving  academic, extracurricular, and post-secondary questions and plans
    • Facilitate discussions of relevant topics pertaining to social and emotional development, academic pursuit, and college and career readiness.
    • Discuss relevant issues in students’ lives as they present themselves
    • Support development of student ICAP & post secondary plan
    • Oversee student development of the Graduate Profile Portfolio
    • Attend all Advisory Professional Development Trainings
    • Deliver Advisory Lessons with Fidelity



    ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE STUDENT ADVISEE:

     

    • Actively engage and participate in Advisory group lessons and activities
    • Develop, pursue, and achieve academic and personal goals
    • Develop and apply study skills to support academic success 
    • Access advisors to obtain answers to academic and extracurricular needs
    • Explore post-secondary career opportunities
    • Explore post-secondary college and/or training opportunities
    • Complete  an active exit plan from high school through ICAP
    • Actively participate in Project Based Learning activities
    • Develop 21st century soft skills
    • Maintain a portfolio of artifacts as evidence of practice of the D11 Graduate profile
    • Cultivate and promote a healthy and safe school environment for all

    THE D11 GRADUATE PROFILE:

    D11 Grad Profile