New advisory period is disliked by many


Liv Baker

Students at Eagle High gather in teacher Kate Lester’s room for advisory.

Krista Karel, Copy Editor

           This school year, Eagle High has implemented an advisory period. This 25-minute class is required for all students first quarter and is replaced with a lengthened lunch for those students who maintain good grades after the first quarter is up. Freshmen, however, must stay in advisory for the first three quarters until they have an opportunity to earn a longer lunch for the fourth quarter.

In advisory, students are asked to check their grades and work on assignments for their classes. Although this may seem helpful, most students show disdain for advisory.

“I’m not a fan of advisory,” said sophomore Grace Tommasini. “It should have been a two-week-long requirement instead of a quarter.”

Advisory seems like a good idea for those who need extra help, but for many Eagle High students, the period seems pointless. A lot of students don’t need that additional time to work and would much rather go to lunch early.

“You have no time to complete an assignment,” said sophomore Sean Gorman. “By the time you get out homework, the class is over.”

             It is much more reasonable to have the students who have struggled in previous years to be required to stay in advisory for a set period of time. Freshmen should stay in the period until the second quarter after they have had a chance to show their academic strength. This gives students who need help extra time to work and students who don’t need help more time to eat and relax.

“I feel like for the people who have Fs, it is useful, but not everyone has Fs,” Tommasini said. Most students feel the same way. Advisory may be a good idea for those who need it, but overall, the decision of who advisory is required for and for how long it should last needs to be rethought.