Every teacher or administrator at Open School East is also what we call an “Advocate”. Each student has an Advocate who will stay with them through their high school journey. They are a student’s go-to person/mentor at the school. Advocates get to know students and their families, help them identify goals, and keep them engaged throughout the year.
An “Advocate Group” is a peer group of 8-9 students led by the Advocate. Students meet with their Advocate Group daily to check in about their well-being or to do fun activities to stay connected. It’s more than just a “home room”, it’s like an extended school family that students can rely on throughout the year.