SOAR Advisory and Seahawk Seminar

SOAR  Advisory

South Lakes High School has an embedded Advisory period where students and teachers work together to build positive relationships, focus on achievement and success and complete county mandated SEL lessons.

What is Advisory?

The objective of Advisory is for students and teachers to gain a sense of community and build positive relationships.   Students will stay with their Teacher Advisory teacher and classmates throughout their academic career at SLHS.

When is Advisory?

Advisory takes place during 4th period then students move to Seahawk Seminar.

What are the expectations for Advisory?

  • Attendance is taken each day -- students are expected to report to class unless directed otherwise for special programming.  The same attendance expectations exist for Advisory as they do for all academic classes.
  • Students are expected to remain in advisory for the duration of the class time.   There is no movement around the building during this time.

What will I do in Advisory?

  • SEL: Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions  
  • SEL skills include self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making. These skills are important for collaboration and perspective taking. They also help students manage their feelings, address challenges, and reach their goals.
  • Advisory will be utilized for many school-wide or grade level specific programs (such as class meetings, surveys, SR&R, Impact Aid, etc.)

What are we doing in Advisory, and how does it connect to CASEL’s 5 Competencies?

  • Self-Awareness
    • SEL Screener
    • Counseling lessons
    • Support with job applications and resume writing
  • Self-Management
    • Covering Students Rights & Responsibilities (SR&R)
    • Support for writing emails, getting recommendations for college and/or references
    • MYP Support
  • Social Awareness
    • Activities Fair to learn more about extracurricular activities
    • Pep Rallies
    • Events for Homecoming and prepping for them
  • Relationship Skills
    • Activities to engage in class competitions through collaboration with Student Leadership (Rock-Paper-Scissors Tournament, Field Day, Basketball games, and more)
    • Activity Boxes and Choice Boards to engage in exploratory learning
    • Student-to-Student Mentoring
    • Expressing Gratitude
    • Random Acts of Kindness
  • Responsible Decision Making
    • Digital Citizenship
    • Senior Class Meetings
    • Curriculum Fair
    • Academic Advising Information
    • Training on Alcohol and Other Drugs

Period 4: SOAR Advisory & Seahawk Seminar Bell Schedule

  • SOAR 9:48 - 10:28
  • SS 10:34 - 11:14