WebSched is a set of computer programs designed to create master schedules for a conventional secondary school, and to assign courses to students within that schedule. The general methodology used in WebSched has been used to build thousands of school schedules over the last 45 years. This methodology is now available to your school through cloud technology.
WebSched is offered to you in a free trial. Our expectation is that you will find that WebSched is the most flexible, powerful, friendliest and least expensive school scheduling system that you have ever used. You might then choose to use WebSched to schedule and open your school for the upcoming school year.
Generally, a school’s scheduling process begins in about January of each year. Decisions are made on changes for next year’s curriculum, whether to teach Latin 10 again, and staffing, whether to hire another PhysEd teacher to ease that bottleneck, will the portables be ready for September.
From that point, the next step is the gathering of student course requests. Some schools give students great latitude in course selection, other schools are more restrictive. Either way, WebSched simplifies the process, and can analyze the data to reduce errors. Then the process is to build a tentative school schedule, assign courses to students within that schedule, examine the results for unsatisfactory situations, remedy them, and rebuild. In WebSched the build, schedule, examine, fix cycle takes about five minutes.
Usually, when the data is clean, a satisfactory schedule can be created within one hour. The school could open with the schedule if nothing changed. But inevitably between March and September, things change. Some changes are inconsequential, and some upset the best laid plans. Our recommendation is that for every change you run WebSched again, five minutes, to test the consequences. If a change to the master schedule is necessary, another ten minutes.
At some point in the summer, you must commit. Print and distribute class lists and schedules to teachers, print and distribute schedules to students.
Then there will be more changes, new registrations, summer school results. In seconds each occurrence can be processed into the schedule, class lists and schedules reprinted and distributed. And the school year can begin.