The Path to Excellence is the MacDuffie Advisor Program. It is designed to help each student take advantage of all the academic, social, and extracurricular opportunities offered by the school, and thus to receive the full benefit of the MacDuffie experience. The Advisory guides the students in accepting and adopting the core values, expressed in the MacDuffie CIRCLE – Community, Integrity, Respect, Creativity, Leadership, and Excellence – and plays a valuable role in supporting the educational and developmental goals expressed in the MacDuffie Mission. The Path to Excellence Program provides each student the chance to meet individually and in peer groups with a faculty or staff member who serves as a trusted adult for the student. The advisor monitors the student’s academic, social, and emotional growth, and discusses any concerns regarding all aspects of school life, the world at large, and any future plans. The advisor’s role is to help students develop a sense of connection to the MacDuffie community.