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Student-centered scheduling

San Diego USD sets guidelines for master scheduling, including:

  • Prioritizing English learners and students with IEPs to ensure on-time graduation
  • Assigning teacher prep time to enable collaboration within departments or grade-level teams
  • Ensuring the neediest students are taught by the most effective teachers

LINK TO MAIN ARTICLE: Strategies for mastering school schedules


  • Expanding access to AP and IB courses
  • Considering alternative bell schedules that let students complete more courses over the year, including credit recovery and intervention opportunities

Abby Spegman is a freelance writer based in Washington.