• What is Advisory?

    Advisory classes meet once per week on Monday.  When possible, students will stay with their advisory teacher over the course of their four years at Vista.  Vista del Lago High School’s advisory program has three purposes:

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

    2. A support system to promote high levels of learning for all students.

    3. School wide exposure to relevant and important issues, which include college and career readiness as well as social and emotional growth.

      

    Despite what some may believe, Advisory was never intended as a “free period.” It was created to ensure that no secondary school student becomes anonymous – the class promotes students’ social, emotional and moral growth, while providing personal and academic guidance. 
     
     

    How Advisory Works:

    Students meet with their advisory class each Monday for 37 minutes. During the first 15 minutes of advisory relevant issues are addressed by advisory teachers and students listen to the announcements. After the 15-minute, students sign up for weekly flex time activities for the rest of the week to receive one-on-one academic support, to go to study hall, an AP seminar, or other activities. Remeber to have your ID so that teachers can account that you were present in your Flex time activity. 

    Note: Students must arrive to advisory prepared.

    Throughout the year students participate in lessons/activities in their advisory class that focus on building a positive school culture and academic environment.  

     

    Note: You can NOT travel during advisory, Flex time will provide you time for academic or enrichment excursions throughout the week.

     How Advisory affects the Bell Schedule:

    Mon/Tue/Thur/Fri
    Regular “A” Lunch

     

    Mon/Tue/Thur/Fri
    Regular “B” Lunch

    Block 1

    8:00    -    9:22

    Block 1

    8:00    -    9:22

    Block 2

    9:29   -   10:51

    Block 2

    9:29    -   10:51

    Advisory / FlexTime

    10:58  -  11:35

    Advisory / FlexTime

    10:58    -  11:35

    Lunch

    11:35  -  12:10

    Block 3

    11:42    -  1:04

    Block 3

    12:17  -   1:39

    Lunch

    1:04    -    1:39

    Block 4

    1:46   -  3:08

    Block 4

    1:46    -    3:08