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Understanding the Six Stages of the Master Schedule Building Process
Understanding the Six Stages of the Master Schedule Building Process

Break down the daunting task of scheduling by using jmc's Master Schedule Building process to ensure an efficient and effective schedule.

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Written by Denise Drew
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jmc's six stages of the master schedule building process break down an otherwise overwhelming job into six easy to master stages so you can better organize your teachers, courses and students for day one! Complete each of the following stages in order to build your master schedule according to your teacher availability and schedule students into the courses they need to complete for graduation.

In jmc Office, head to the Schedules module to complete these stages to successfully build your master schedule!

Stage one of the master schedule building process consists of adding new courses to your jmc database and updating existing courses with new teacher availability and constraints.

Once courses are added to your jmc building, it's time to register those kiddos! Add groups of students into required courses with the bulk load feature, give them the freedom to choose their own electives and hand schedule students for those unique situations to complete the registration process.

After students have completed the registration process, you can quickly verify whether they have registered for the appropriate course load by utilizing the "Registration Check" and "Course Tally" reports available in the jmc Office. The "Registration Check" report assists in guaranteeing that all students have registered for the necessary credits, while the "Course Tally" report ensures that neither a teacher nor a period has been overburdened.

Take advantage of jmc's Scheduling Aid to assign students to sections after evaluating your courses, enrolling students, and establishing limitations. This tool is highly effective as it considers factors such as student preferences, teacher and room availability, as well as term and period restrictions. If you're struggling to determine the best schedule for your school, this valuable resource can help you delegate the workload to jmc's Scheduling Aid.

Utilize the Scheduling Aid to generate the most favorable schedule, and then employ the Conflict Analysis tool to detect any possible conflicts that could affect student or course availability. After making minor adjustments to courses to maximize the number of scheduled students, feel free to re-run the Scheduling Aid as many times as necessary to create the perfect master schedule.

Lastly, once you have selected a master schedule that fits your requirements and accommodates a significant portion of the students in your school, it is time to assign them to course sections and study halls. jmc provides a range of solutions for scheduling students, which can accurately allocate students to the course sections they are meant to be in.

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