ERIC Number: ED455449
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Scheduling Guide for Career Academies.
California Univ., Berkeley. Career Academy Support Network.
This document is intended to assist all individuals responsible for scheduling activities related to implementation of a career academy. The first section examines the importance of scheduling in forging the close ties among academy teachers and students that are critical to achieving a meaningful school-within-a-school program. The following steps in establishing a master schedule are detailed: (1) determine the classes to be included in the academy; (2) determine who will teach what classes; (3) build in a common preparation period; (4) allow for restrictions and conflicts; (5) chart the classes and teachers; and (6) fit the academy master schedule into the high school master schedule. Next, the following steps in the process of scheduling academy students are explained: (1) select new students; (2) complete student schedules; (3) allow for individual conflicts; and (4) work with high school counselors and the master scheduler. Three different approaches to dealing with block schedules and multiple academies are described. The document concludes with case studies of schools using the following types of program schedules: (1) a multiple academy with a block schedule in a traditional high school schedule; (2) an academy intercession within a traditional two-semester schedule; and (3) an academy block schedule within a traditional seven-period schedule. (MN)
Descriptors: Block Scheduling, Career Academies, Career Education, Case Studies, Cooperative Planning, Coordination, Course Selection (Students), Definitions, Educational Administration, Educational Cooperation, Guidelines, High Schools, Records (Forms), Scheduling, School Schedules, Time Factors (Learning), Time Management
For full text: http://casn.berkeley.edu/SchedulingGuide.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: DeWitt Wallace/Reader's Digest Fund, Pleasantville, NY.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Career Academy Support Network.