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.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

PROGRAM OF STUDY

COHORTS

ADVISORY BOARD

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

Spring 2021
Cohort 7 & 8
January 29-30
February 19-20
March 26-27
April 16-17
April 30- May 1

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:  

ResourceURLWhat do future teachers get?
TeachNC Homepagehttps://rebrand.ly/tbmlaAll the info and tools a future teacher needs to explore the profession and apply to an EPP.
Talk to a Teacherhttps://rebrand.ly/8168lTailored advice from real teachers to help them decide if teaching is the right profession for them.
Why Teach in North Carolina?https://rebrand.ly/ugkwhInspire those living outside of the state to consider making North Carolina their home.
Application Checklistshttps://rebrand.ly/1zso9Create an interactive checklist to keep track of educator prep program application deadlines and next steps.
Fee Reimbursementshttps://rebrand.ly/1jaroUp to $100 back towards application and testing expenses.
TeachNC Scholarshiphttps://rebrand.ly/rdnioApply to receive $1,000 after applying to one of TeachNC partner educator prep programs.
Guideshttps://rebrand.ly/8lzetBest practices for understanding prep program eligibility requirements, applications, testing and finances.
Understand Licensure https://rebrand.ly/kzdd0All the information and tools you need to understand licensure in one spot.
Earn Financial Aidhttps://rebrand.ly/mfw9m All the information and tools you need to earn financial aid in one spot.
Better Work Storieshttps://rebrand.ly/1zckrFeel inspired: the Better Work Stories campaign promotes real stories about real teachers making an impact in the classroom.

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

 


Academy Affiliates