The purpose of the mentoring program is to assist students with college and vocational planning, and with study skills instruction.
Each student is assigned to one faculty member, or mentor, for her four years of high school. Mentoring groups are comprised of about 30 students per mentor, divided by class levels. These groups meet with the mentor twice a week in order to follow a formal curriculum. In addition, each student has an individual appointment with her mentor once per semester. The mentor's role is to implement the curriculum while developing a helping relationship with each student in the area of academic monitoring and advising.
The formal mentoring curriculum includes specific class-level oriented instructions for mentors in the areas of college exploration, career exploration, and study skills instruction.
Mentors offer information on graduation requirements, student scheduling instructions, tutoring referrals, guidelines for writing letters of recommendation, suggested questions for individual mentoring interviews, a list of currently available college reference materials, and many other useful sources of information.