Middle/High School Executive Function Curriculum



Since our launch in 2015, SMARTS has proven to be a versatile tool used by thousands of teachers around the world. There are SMARTS strategies for any students, any classroom, at any time of the year. From special education, to general education, one to one tutorials to district-wide implementation, SMARTS can help you empower your students with the executive function strategies they need to succeed.

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SMARTS Middle/High School Curriculum

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SMARTS Middle/High School Curriculum

SMARTS Secondary is a comprehensive EF curriculum spanning the full academic year. It teaches middle and high school students essential executive function strategies that promote academic and life success.


SMART Secondary provides middle and high school grade teachers with the tools they need to teach students strategies for accessing important executive function processes. Each unit addresses an area of executive function crucial for success in school and life:

  • Unit 1: Introduction to Executive Function Strategies
  • Unit 2: Goal Setting
  • Unit 3: Thinking Flexibly
  • Unit 4: Organizing and Prioritizing Materials and Time
  • Unit 5: Organizing and Prioritizing Information
  • Unit 6: Remembering (memorizing)
  • Unit 7: Self-monitoring and Self-checking

Students develop the self understanding to know which strategies work best for them as well as why, where, when, and how to use those strategies to complete their work.

The SMARTS Secondary Curriculum works with existing curricula in general education classrooms, special education classrooms, and learning centers. The program teaches students executive function strategies that help them master challenging academic tasks, e.g., studying for tests, juggling homework and projects, reading and analyzing challenging material, and shifting flexibly especially when moving between in school, hybrid, and remote learning  environments.


30 lesson plans that give you the flexibility to teach only what you, and your students, need. Integrate the lessons into academic instruction, or use as a standalone EF curriculum. The choice is yours.


  • A comprehensive lesson plan
  • A PowerPoint presentation
  • A student handout packet
  • Instructional videos
  • Student surveys
  • Reflection activities to boost students’ metacognition

All new users receive Getting Started support, including instructional videos, 1-to-1 support with a SMARTS associate, and a fully customized report with specific and concrete suggestions for getting started.

SMARTS Secondary also includes access to PDFs of the Metacognitive Awareness Assessment System. These research-based surveys help teachers to understand their students’ perceptions of their own effort, strategy use, and academic performance. When teachers compare their perceptions with those of their students, they can more readily create a plan for the best strategies for closing the gap in these perceptions and support students’ academic success.

All SMARTS users receive discounts to ResearchILD conferences, webinars, and workshops.

Discounts are offered for purchases of 10+ licenses. School-wide and district- wide plans are also available.

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SMARTS curriculum is licensed per teacher per year. Every district, school, and even student is different. SMARTS can be tailored with customized programs that can combine coaching and professional development options as well as individualized pricing options.

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SMARTS Elementary License : $595/each
Add Elementary Workbooks: Starting at $19.95/each
with purchase of curriculum – volume discounts available

SMARTS Middle/High School license: $599/each