Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)


Educational Leadership

First Advisor

Dr. Jeanne Surface


As a descriptive case study this research reports on the factors that are needed when opening a new high school. The purpose of this study was to discover the processes, variables and systems needed to open a new secondary school. The researcher used emerging themes from the data to find the commonalities that lead to the effective opening of a new high school. This descriptive case study was done through the lens of the activity director assigned to a new high school. This research finds the most common themes that lead towards effective practice when opening a new high school.


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