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Advisement and Classroom Guidance

Advisement Program Mission/Vision

The GSMST Advisement program helps our students build meaningful connections and interactions with teachers and other students. Advisement also provides vital knowledge and skills to help our students be successful both academically and personally.

Program Goals

Our goal is for every student to participate in meaningful lessons and discussions about topics related to both academic and personal success. Through these lessons, they are given an opportunity to interact with their advisor and their fellow students in a way that helps to build and support our community.  Through advisement we equip students with the strategies and skills needed to succeed in a high performance culture.


All GSMST students receive advisement lessons from their Guided Study teachers. Topics include:

  • Goal Setting/Decision Making
  • SAT vs. ACT
  • Tolerance
  • Stress Management
  • Test Taking Skills (Note taking skills, study skills)
  • Safe Choices
  • Etiquette
  • Self-Advocacy

During the year, 9th grade students receive classroom guidance lessons on Suicide Prevention from the counselors. 

11th and 12th grade students also receive on-going classroom guidance lessons on college readiness from the counselors.