The Advisor/Advisee System was developed by the original staff as one of the founding principles of Maranacook Community School. It is a comprehensive support system for students, parents and staff. Each student is assigned to an advisee group by grade level. Efforts are made to make each group as diverse as possible, considering such factors as towns of residence, gender, interests, needs and strengths. The Deans of Students in the high school and the Advisor Coordinator in the middle school are responsible for the development, implementation, and monitoring of the system.

This guide identifies general goals for the Advisor/Advisee System, as well as specific grade- level goals.

In the Advisor Handbook, major responsibilities for Advisors have been carefully outlined to aid them in better understanding the Advisor System and in carrying out their roles as Advisors.

Master Advisors, at each grade level, have been identified to assist individual Advisors with implementation strategies, to assist in monitoring and evaluating our current system, and to provide technical assistance to staff, students and community.

The advisor program, the foundation of Maranacook Community School, brings together a diverse group of students with a caring adult. Advisors support the social, emotional, and academic growth of each advisee by building and sustaining relationships with advisees, parents, and community. Advisors nurture, advocate for, and guide each advisee through his/her unique school experience.

Individual Goals
Through the Maranacook Advisor/Advisee System students are encouraged to attain the following objectives:
°To understand themselves and others better
°To develop positive self-images
°To identify their interests, values, needs, and abilities
°To participate in academic programs which address their individual needs and goals
°To reinforce their values of honesty, integrity, responsibility, and respect
°To develop social skills focusing on communication, relationship-building, and problem-solving

Group Goals
All grade levels will work towards accomplishing the following objectives:
°To encourage and assist individual students in developing comprehensive listening and communication skills
°To encourage students to increase their awareness of self and others
°To encourage students to understand the concept of individuality as well as the value and responsibility of group membership
°To encourage students to better understand the concept of responsibility as it relates to both personal and academic growth
°To encourage students to be a positive influence on both school and community