Guidance & Wellness

Adviser Program

It's great to sit with my adviser and spend some time talking about my week. We talk about school, life, friends or anything that’s on my mind. Sometimes life and school can be stressful, and I like knowing that my adviser is there every week to help me.

- Sophia, Grade 11
A student’s academic adviser is also the link between her parents and the school. Parents meet with their daughter’s adviser twice a year, during scheduled school conferences, to review and evaluate their daughter’s progress. Parents are encouraged to maintain contact as needed throughout the year.

At Holy Names, It's Personal

We go the extra mile to create a positive learning environment for all of our students. The Adviser Program is based on the belief that every student can benefit from sharing her educational and personal experiences with a caring adult. During regular weekly meetings, an adviser may help the student with such concerns as:

Your Academics

  • Adjusting to her academic program
  • Planning her academic and extracurricular programs
  • Organizing her unstructured time
  • Organizing her study time and materials
  • Reviewing her progress in course work

Your Self

  • Social skills and transition issues
  • Stress management
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Coping skills
  • Self-awareness and self-esteem

You may want to know...

List of 3 frequently asked questions.

  • Q: Does every student at AHN have an adviser?

    Yes. All students in grade 6-12 have a faculty adviser. Students meet individually with their adviser during a schedule, weekly meeting. This allows each student to develop a relationship with a caring adult.  
  • Q: What is the role of the faculty adviser?

    The adviser can assist a student with any academic or social issues she is having.  The adviser also maintains communication with parents as well as other teachers.  Advisers monitor academic progress, assist in course selection, and help with time management and organization.
  • Q: How are advisers assigned?

    Students in grades 6-9 are assigned faculty advisers. Beginning in Grade 10, students participate in their adviser selection.