TAC is another Pius XI innovation that builds community and provides students with daily attention from an adult mentor, advisor and friend. Similar to a homeroom, the term "TAC" is an abbreviation of Teacher Advisor Contact.
TACs are small communities of 15-20 students from all grade levels that interact with each other twice daily and are mentored by a faculty member who serves as their teacher advisor. Students belong to the same TAC throughout their four years at Pius XI. TAC meets both at the beginning and end of each day for general communication and interaction, as well as for individual help and guidance in academic, spiritual and social development areas. Life in TAC consists of school business (daily announcements, meetings), attending assemblies and Mass, socializing with peers, planning one’s schedule, and confiding in a caring and protective adult.
Teacher advisors (also regarded as "TAC teachers") provide a stable base for students, and serve as the liaison between students and their subject teachers, as well as between parents and the school. Parents are encouraged to consult regularly with their child’s teacher advisor and in this way, remain current with his/her academic and social progress.
TAC reinforces the personalization of education at Pius XI. Through TAC, strong relationships and friendships are formed that endure long beyond high school.
For questions about the TAC program, please contact Pete Yaeger at email@example.com