Each student has a faculty advisor whose responsibilities include oversight of the student's academic, social, and extra-curricular life at Gow. Advisors are the initial contact and support person for their advisees and parents in dealing with a variety of school issues. Seniors meet with their advisors in a group setting on a weekly basis. Underclassmen meet with their advisors as a group on a weekly basis in the first marking period and every other week throughout the rest of the year. Advisors also meet with individual students, taking a personal and professional interest in each advisee.
In addition to the formal, written mid-marking period reports, advisors communicate with parents during each marking period. Parents are encouraged to contact their child's advisor with any questions or concerns they may have about their experiences and progress.
Returning students have input into who their advisor will be. Seniors work with one of a select group of advisors and the college counseling center to help guide them through the process of transitioning to college. New students are assigned advisors. Usually, a new student's advisor is a faculty member with whom the student will have regular contact, such as a classroom teacher or dorm parent.