Secondary Scheduling Support

Create strategic secondary schedules that raise achievement, improve equity, and save resources

Some of the districts we assisted with secondary scheduling support


A Strategic Schedule is a Powerful Lever for Raising Achievement

Due to its complexity, designing secondary schedules often defaults to “the way we’ve always done it” and outdated practices that are not aligned with current district priorities and student needs. This results in less effective schedules with higher costs, inefficient time management, and additional staff requirements to meet legacy instructional goals.

At DMGroup, we assist districts and schools nationwide in analyzing current schedules, staffing, course offerings, and academic programming practices and then work in partnership to create powerful secondary schedules that improve student outcomes.

Strategic school scheduling requires clear goals and priorities that drive how time is allocated in middle school and high school, what courses are offered, and how staffing is assigned.

By setting priorities, managing course offerings precisely and strategically, and maximizing the time of staff and students, your school and district can build high-impact secondary schedules that are aligned with student needs while increasing student learning, ensuring equity, and making the most effective and efficient use of the precious resource of staff and student time.


Secondary Scheduling Support for School and District Leaders

Does your secondary school schedule hinder the implementation of instructional priorities that drive student achievement?

Alice Lai, DMGroup’s K-12 Scheduling Solutions Director, discusses how our secondary scheduling support programs can improve student outcomes and better serve the needs of students and teachers alike.


Secondary Scheduling Institute

This in-depth professional development program is designed to develop your district team's capacity to plan, build, and implement best-in-class strategic secondary schedules.

Over the course of four months, participating teams learn to design a secondary schedule that is aligned with school and district goals and academic best practices, efficiently leverages staff talents and time, and incorporates student voice and choice. All this can be accomplished without affecting your budget or the length of the school day.

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Secondary Scheduling Consulting Support

Our secondary scheduling consulting begins with a qualitative and quantitative opportunity review of current secondary schedules, scheduling practices, and scheduling processes. We offer recommendations for scheduling alternatives, help establish clear priorities for school schedules, and provide district and school leaders with a structured approach to schedule creation. We facilitate change management processes to help build buy-in for recommended changes.

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DMGroup helped us see schedules in ways we had never considered before. They were instrumental in helping our team analyze our schedules, identify impactful ways to adjust them, and help build buy-in from staff.

Olwen E. Herron, Ed.D., Superintendent Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools (VA)

Secondary Scheduling Institute helped us understand how we could leverage the schedule as an instructional tool to help the high school and the district as a whole deliver more for our students.

Justin Reese, Principal McCaskey High School, School District of Lancaster (PA)

Featured Insights

  • Blog Post : Three Common Mistakes in Secondary Scheduling. Here’s a Better Way!

    Learn how to overcome three mistakes that can hinder secondary scheduling success.

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  • Blog Post : How to Build SEL into Secondary School Schedules

    We explore two approaches for integrating SEL into student learning at the secondary level.

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  • Blog Post : Building Strong Secondary Schedules: Two Practices to Consider Now

    Make sure to consider these two key practices in the initial planning phase of creating secondary schedules.

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