High Point University Leadership Academy, through strong collaboration with its partners, prepares candidates to become strong school leaders who will transform high-needs schools into learning environments that result in high performance for all students.
Cohort III to Begin in Fall 2018
The HPU Leadership Academy is excited to begin its third cohort in the fall of 2018. There are 17 candidates representing partnering districts which include Alamance-Burlington Schools, Asheboro City Schools, Cabarrus County Schools, Elkin City Schools, Mount Airy City Schools, Newton-Conover City Schools, Lincoln County Schools, Vance County Schools, Winston-Salem/Forsyth Schools, and Yadkin County Schools.
The seventeen candidates came together for the first time on August 1 for a day long orientation. During this orientation, they were provided with expectations, guidelines, fun activities, and a campus tour. They were also able to meet and discuss the program with members from cohort I & II of the HPULA. What a great group! We look forward to working with them on this journey!
Cohort IV to Begin in Spring 2019
The HPU Leadership Academy is once again excited to begin a new cohort! We will begin the selection process this fall for our fourth cohort (see timeline below). Classes will begin Spring 2019. We will be choosing 16 candidates who will represent partnering districts which include Asheboro City Schools, Davie County Schools, Guilford County Schools, Lincoln County Schools and Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools.
|Sept 4 - Oct 8: Recruiting & selection in districts||Nov 10: Assessment Day|
|Oct 10: Candidates' names to Dr. Zwadyk||Nov 13 - Dec 6: Rubrics and Graduate School applications reviews; scores compiled|
|Oct 12: Candidates notified of participation in Assessment Day||Dec 10: Notice to superintendents of accepted candidates|
|Oct 15 - Nov 5: Candidates submit online application to HPU Graduate School||Dec 12: Notice to candidates of acceptance by HPU Graduate School|
|Oct 29: Assessment task are due||Dec 17: Candidate deadline for acceptance of admission to HPULA|
|Oct 30-31: Assessment Protocol Training for Academy Advisory and Principal Leadership Team||TBD: Orientation|
Please contact Dr. Barbara Zwadyk with any questions.
Face-to-Face Meeting Dates
|Fall 2018 |
(Cohorts III & IV)
(Cohorts III & IV)
|August 24 - 25||January 18 - 19||May 31 - June 1|
|September 21 - 22||January 25 - 26||June 14 - 15|
|October 26 - 27||February 15 - 16||July 12 - 13|
|November 16 - 17||March 1 - 2||July 19 - 20|
|November 30 - December 1||April 5 - 6||July 26 - 27|
|*January 11 - 12: Center for Creative Leadership||*June 26 - 27: Restorative Practice~Ms. Effie McMillan|
|*July 17 - 18: Behavior Interventions~ Ms. Trish Gladstone|
|*July 22 - 24: Instructional Leadership~ Dr. Ray Jones|
|*Additional dates may be added.|
HPU welcomed the first cohort of principal candidates to the Leadership Academy. Cohort I began their journey to earning an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership in January 2017.
- Cohort I at the Center for Creative Leadership
- NCASLD Forum
- Cohort I Puts Their Learning to the Test at the HPU Ropes Course!
- Cohort I – In the News
- Students in the News: Glasher Robinson, “A Passion for Teacher Opportunity”
- Students in the News: Meredith Boger, “Assistant Principal Reflects on First Year in Role”
- Ms. Emily Rycroft, Mr. Christopher Burnette and Dr. Barbara Zwadyk Lead Round Table Discussion at the ICPEL Annual Conference
HPU welcomed the second cohort of principal candidates to the Leadership Academy. Cohort II began their journey to earning an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership in May 2017.
- Cohort II at the Center for Creative Leadership
- Dr. Qubein and Mayor Wagner visits Cohort II during Leadership Meeting
Leadership Collaboration – Cohorts I and II
- The Instructional Leadership Institute
- STEM Leadership
- Organizational Management & Legal Issues for 21st Century Schools
HPU is pleased to welcome the third cohort of principal candidates to the Leadership Academy. Beginning in August 2018, these individuals start their journey to earning an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership.