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Creating Equitable Student Schedules

In today's educational landscape, we recognize that every student has unique aspirations, goals, and talents. It is our responsibility as educators to ensure that all students, regardless of their background, race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, or ability, are provided with an equitable educational experience. One crucial aspect of achieving educational equity is through the design and implementation of student schedules that empower and support students' individual paths to success.

The process of creating high school student schedules should no longer be limited to mere logistics or availability of courses. It must be a deliberate and thoughtful endeavor that takes into consideration the diverse needs, interests, and aspirations of every student. By prioritizing equity in scheduling, we can help bridge the opportunity gaps that exist in our educational systems and provide a level playing field for all students.

An equitable student schedule ensures that every student has access to a robust and comprehensive curriculum that aligns with their high school and beyond plans. It enables students to pursue coursework that reflects their passions, strengths, and future aspirations. Whether it's preparing for college, vocational training, entrepreneurship, or any other post-secondary endeavor, a well-designed schedule empowers students to make meaningful choices that set them on a path to success.  The resources provided will explore best practices for creating equitable schedules, share best practices that ensure access, describe how data can and should be used when developing a student schedule, discuss credit modification, and share research related to the importance of why students need access to specific coursework that prepares them for their post-secondary aspirations.