In preparing students to make choices in this vulnerable and impressionable time of their lives, the homeroom teacher is the person who knows students well and can meet with them on a one-on-one basis in order to monitor academic and social development.
The homeroom teacher provides ongoing guidance for each student; by forming supportive student – teacher relationships and by listening and responding to student concerns. Students are encouraged to think critically and to develop problem-solving skills. The homeroom teacher may call together other teachers, parents, counselors and/or administrators when needed to assess students’ special needs.
Homeroom teachers at each level work as a team under the guidance and supervision of the Principal to plan not only instructional programs, but also student activities and co-curricular projects. Time is allocated within the regular school day to enable teachers to spend time with students individually and collectively.
The homeroom teacher has the responsibility for gathering information concerning students to be conveyed to the parents.