All students are connected with an adult in the school or community to provide academic, social, and emotional support through building positive relationships.
Nathan Hale High School has created a structure so that staff and students build relationships while students are in high school. Classroom teachers advise grade-level cohorts. Teachers stay with their cohort for all four years. Advising teachers meet with each student every two weeks and discuss academic goals, progress, and other issues important to the student. This ensures students of color build a connection with an adult whom they will see every day of their high school career.