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High Point University Leadership Academy

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.

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The Stout School of Education is pleased to host the High Point University Leadership Academy (HPU LA) for aspiring principals. Made possible by a competitive grant established by the North Carolina General Assembly, the University has been awarded five years of funding in the amount of $4,400,000. The program began January 1, 2016 with the funding cycle ending May 2022.

Partnering with 14 districts, HPU LA has graduated four cohorts of 63 students who have earned their M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and a NC licensure in school leadership. One hundred percent of the graduates from Cohorts I and II serve as principals, assistant principals or district level administrators. Cohorts III and IV graduated in December 2019 and May 2020 respectively with 33% currently named to assistant principal positions. Thirty-two students in Cohorts V and VI will begin in August 2020, with graduation set for May 2022.

With a goal designed to transform low-performing schools into learning environments that result in high performance for all students, the High Point University Leadership Academy is committed to providing a rigorous, research-based curriculum, developed by working collaboratively with district personnel and affiliates such as the Center for Creative Leadership, the BB&T Leadership Institute and the National Conference for Community & Justice. Candidates participate in a hybrid model for their 24 hours of coursework focused on authentic learning; the remaining course credits are earned through experiential learning and demonstration of learning that challenge thinking and build skills required for transformational leadership. Assessment, continuous feedback, and self-reflection encourage growth and success. Additional critical components include seminars and trainings in pressing topics, support from executive coaches and a one-year full time clinical experience with supervising site principals, selected for their effective and successful leadership.

Fall 2020 Face-to-Face Meeting Dates

Fall 2020
(Cohorts V & VI)
August 21 - 22
September 11 - 12
September 25 - 26
October 30 - 31
November 13-14
*Note: professors will set virtual meeting dates and times (totaling 20 hours per course)

Additional Training Fall 2020: 

TBD–February: BB&T Leadership Institute Cohort 5. Select for Details

TBD–February: BB&T Leadership Institute Cohort 6. Select for Details

November 7: Equity and Standards with Dr. Jamie King and Desire Freeman  Cohort 5.

November 21: Equity and Standards with Dr. Jamie King and Desire Freeman  Cohort 6.

This professional development is designed to catalyze participants’ studies with equity in education. During this experience, participants will work to become equity-literate, change agents in their instructional spaces. Participants will: explore the meaning of bias, equity, and deficit thinking and speaking and the implication on instruction and student achievement; review and/or be introduced to the Common Core Shifts and explore how they can be utilized as a tool for equitable instruction and maintaining high expectations for all students; and explore how to utilize instructional power and knowledge of standards, in support of teachers, to create experiences that are affirming for students. Through this experience, participants will work to shift in mindset as they create action-steps to implement the work of equity. Presenters are Dr. Jamie King and Ms. Desire Freeman

 

Spring 2021 Classes:  

Spring 2021
(Cohorts V & VI)
January 29-30
February 19-20
March 26-27
April 16-17
April 30-May 1
*Note: professors will set virtual meeting dates and times (totaling 20 hours per course)

Spring 2021 Seminars:  

January 27-28, 2021: Instructional Leadership Institute with Dr. Raymond Jones

February 5-6: Restorative Practices with Effie McMillan Cohort 5.

February 12-13: Restorative Practices with Effie McMillan Cohort 6.

March 9-10, 2021: Center for Creative Leadership On Site  Cohort 5.

March 16-17, 2021: Center for Creative leadership On Site  Cohort 6.

April 21, 2021: Instructional Leadership Institute with Dr. Raymond Jones

 

Summer 2021:

June 28-29: Navigating Communication in the School Environment  Cohort 5.

June 30-July 1: Navigating Communication in the School Environment  Cohort 6.


Resources

Principal Leadership Team
Executive Coaching Information
Policies for HPU Graduate Students

 


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