Student mentors are seniors that serve as mentors to the incoming ninth-grade students. Their responsibilities include working with the teachers during the ninth-grade orientation on the first day of school and meeting with their orientation groups regularly during the school year. During orientation, the mentors help the students get to know each other, discuss with them the differences between high school and middle school and teach them about the important elements of Grasso Tech.
During the school year, the mentors are asked to revisit their orientation groups at least once per academic cycle in order to facilitate discussions around predetermined topics. Their main role is to be positive, reliable role models for the ninth-graders. They provide a much needed student connection and help the freshmen make a successful transition to Grasso Tech by making them feel welcome, answering their questions and sharing their experiences with them.