“Every teacher, even if they do not have you as a student, is willing to help you with homework, talk about class, or even give you a spontaneous 40-minute lecture on a topic of your interest and their mastery.”
Every Academy student is assigned a faculty advisor. Advisors monitor the academic and social progress of their advisees and serve as the first point of contact for families and teachers in responding to students’ academic needs. Advisors meet weekly with their advising groups to discuss individual needs and current topics of interest at the Academy. Families meet at least twice a year (in October and April) with a student’s faculty advisor, and narrative comments and grades are sent home four times over the course of the year.
A full-time School Counselor is available to meet with students and families as needed to offer support for learning styles and other emotional needs. Providing proactive consultation, the School Counselor assists students as they transition to the demands and life of the Academy and ultimately to the University.
As students progress through the Academy, our two college counselors help to advise them and their families in the college process. The College Counseling Office also assists with University course registration. Students participate in introductory college preparation sessions in tenth grade and continue with weekly group and individual meetings in grades eleven and twelve.
Nominated by their teachers and classmates, Peer Advisors work to support individual students and the school community by serving as role models and mentors. Peer Advisors encourage community service and school spirit, support and sponsor social activities, and help new students adjust to life at BUA.