Sixth Grade Advisory


Villa Academy’s Middle School Advisory program supports our whole child development of compassionate hearts and confident minds through intentional time dedicated to developing connections within a small supportive group of peers and a trusting relationship with a caring adult advocate.

Key Elements

Advocacy & Academic Growth

Advisory provides an adult advocate for every student. Advisors nurture academic life, oversee school logistics, and coordinate communication between school and home.

Social, Emotional & Spiritual Growth

Advisory activities help develop self awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making skills within a safe environment where students can take healthy risks and grow.

See Ms. Jenner’s webpage for resources on Peer Aggression.

Community Building

Advisory provides opportunities for inclusive social interaction that promotes our school climate of respect, integrity and compassion in a structure that allows for connection, creativity and fun.

6th Grade – Independence

The first year of Villa Middle School Advisory focuses on self-management and building relationships. Academic growth topics include orientation to Middle School, binder organization, time and stress management, study skills, conference & portfolio preparation, and laptop/technology skills. Social-emotional skill building focuses on self-advocacy, communication, problem solving activities, often drawing from Rosalind Wiseman’s “Owning Up” curriculum.