Master Schedule Information
In 2016, the IHS faculty began a journey to analyze our master schedule and identify factors that would better support the cultural, instructional, wellness, and professional learning goals of the IHS community. As a result of our research and development regarding the master schedule over these past two years, the high school is planning to implement a new master schedule in the 2019-2020 school year that best meets these goals.
The process began with the development of a scheduling committee of 17 faculty members representative of all departments, as well as the guidance of an expert in developing educational master schedules, Dr. Michael Rettig. The work began with a comprehensive review of our current master schedule. In this process, the committee defined both the key attributes it wanted to maintain from our current structure as well as those features it felt were critical to establish in a new master schedule in order to address areas of need it had identified.
Additional steps of the schedule development process included the hosting of student and parent forums to gather feedback, interviewing and visiting schools that had implemented new master schedules that included aspects in support of the key attributes identified, and meeting extensively with the IHS faculty to explore various models that can address our goals. Through these steps, the committee became well versed in a variety of scheduling models and began to consider which of these structures highlighted our strengths as a school community and which addressed areas where we could still grow. Through this thoughtful and comprehensive process, the scheduling committee proposed a master schedule that best fit IHS.
January 23, 2019 Message
During the week of January 14, we hosted a series of parent meetings to delve deeper into the proposed Master Schedule. At the January 14 and 16 workshops, parents worked in small teams to consider the benefits, concerns/questions and possible solutions regarding the schedule. We all came away with deeper insights and stronger ideas. On January 15 we hosted an open Q&A session that equally led to rich discussion. In order to support parents that were unable to attend, we recorded the Q&A session. Please click here to view the session.