Incoming ninth graders are assigned to an advisor. The advisor serves as the primary contact for families for questions beyond those related to a specific class.

Sophomores are assigned to a new advisor for their remaining three years at MA. Advisors serve as the primary contact for families regarding all school and social emotional issues. In addition, individual teachers should be contacted about specific class concerns.

After the first quarter, student/parent/advisor conferences provide all students and parents/guardians the opportunity to meet with the student’s advisor to discuss the student’s progress. The conference day in the spring is meant to help ninth graders, sophomores, and juniors and their parents examine the student’s academic goals and plan coursework for the coming year(s). Prior to these spring meetings, individual departments will make recommendations regarding appropriate course selections for each student.