The Middle School Guide Group Program is an important piece of students’ social-emotional program. Groups of multi-aged learners develop positive relationships with adults and peers who support their educational experiences. Students experience better adjustment to middle school, positive social behaviors and peer relationships, less emotional distress, fewer conduct problems, and improved academic performance.
Guide Groups are built around personal connections between students and advisors, utilizing HEART skills to become a leader of the school. The group learning activities promote self and social awareness, self-management, good relationships, and responsible decision-making skills. Discussions, games, written reflections, cooperative challenges, and celebrations are just some of the tools used to spur student interaction.