Each day, students meet with their small advisory groups to work on team-building, share personal & school work, and bond. Each advisory develops its own unique identity, and students always have their advisory-mates to depend on if they need help in academic, social, or emotional realms. Advisory time may also be used for all MS meetings, explicit SEL integration, and development of community. The purpose of Advisory in the Synapse Middle School is to create small communities within the larger school community that support the social, emotional and academic growth of each student. Each advisory should be a safe, joyful and engaging environment for all advisees.