Learning, Individualized Needs, Knowledge and Skills

Policy 2520.19 Student Advisement Content Standards and Objectives

Advisory Best Practice Assessment and Planning Tool for Schools

LINKS is a grade 5-12 West Virginia Student Advisement Model and is research-based and standards-based. This website provides planning and implementation tools, including curriculum maps and standards-based lesson plans designed to enhance academic, career and personal-social development for West Virginia middle and high school students.

The purpose of LINKS is to advance student learning, success, and development in a proactive, deliberate, developmental manner by establishing a personal relationship with at least one consistent adult who faciltates weekly lessons and serves as an advocate for their students. LINKS provides a vehicle for schools to 'link' to other school and community initiatives and develops the whole child through a system of individualized supports for each student.

The LINKS curriculum is designed to bridge the gap between what is taught in the core curriculum and the skills necessary for success in school, post-secondary education and the work place by addressing six major skills areas:

Why do we need LINKS?

Students need a caring adult to provide individualized support to successfully navigate school, develop personalized plans and to prepare for 21st Century success. It is the goal of LINKS to decrease the erosion of young lives. In West Virginia...