Calgary Board of Education

Teacher Advisor

What is Teacher Advisor (TA) and why do we have it at Pearson?

We believe that all students should go through high school being known personally by one of our teachers. To achieve this goal we assign each student to a TA where:

  • Each TA group contains about twenty students who are assigned alphabetically by grade level.
  • TAs meet every Friday.
  • Typical TA meetings include communication about school activities and news and planning. TAs may also provide post-secondary information, and discuss achievement, attendance, or program planning with individual students.
  • Our TA program provides meaningful adult contact, mentoring, and moral support to our students, personalizing each student's high school experience.