2020 School Accelerator
Opens Sep 16 2019 12:00 AM (CDT)
Deadline Mar 1 2020 11:59 PM (CST)
Description

Get the resources you need to take your school to the next level.

The Accelerator is a 3-year program that partners with K-12 schools to provide individualized development for principals, build capacity on school leadership teams, and strengthen schoolwide systems in order to accelerate academic achievement. We do this through partnership with the principal's manager (e.g. Chief, CEO/ED, CAO, etc.), focused change management, and alignment with school/network goals and priorities. Our objective is to cultivate both the skills and mindset needed for leaders to accelerate academic growth and close the opportunity gap for students living in historically underserved communities.

March 1, 2020: Application deadline*
(*Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis; there are limited spaces for the 2020 cohort so we encourage you to apply early)

How does The Accelerator work?

  • Advisory Support: Each school works with an Accelerate Institute Advisor over the course of 3 years who will provide guidance and training on how to use the Accelerate Framework; Accelerator Principals also receive individualized training in developing and sharpening their leadership skills

  • Assessments: Advisors conduct a comprehensive assessment 3 times a year to track progress towards priorities/goals that are decided upon in partnership with the principal's supervisor

  • Cohort Experience: Principals work closely with their regional cohort who act as thought partners and a highly valuable peer support network

  • Cost: Champion investors fund the full cost of the program ($250,000 per school) through the Accelerator School Fund; there is no financial commitment for schools chosen to participate in The Accelerator

  • Ongoing Professional Development for principals and school leadership teams

  • School Systems Development/Refinement: Schools work with the Advisor to assess, develop, and monitor schoolwide systems to build healthy adult and student cultures within the building and accelerate academic growth

Selection Process
Final deadline to submit an application is March 1, 2020 (applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis)

1. Principals AND principal managers have an informational conversation with an Accelerate Institute team member
2. Submit application
3. Phone screen
4. School Assessment Part I: Staff survey (at least 75% of school staff must complete)
5. School Assessment Part 2: Video interviews with principal and principal manager
6. School Assessment Part 3: Video interviews with leadership team and teacher panel
7. Dashboard review (review/discuss school assessment results with the principal and principal manager)
8. Sign MOU and confirm participation

Important dates

March 1, 2020: Application deadline*
(*Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis; there are limited spaces for the 2020 cohort so we encourage you to apply early)

Accelerate Summer Institute (required attendance):
July 13-24, 2020: Principals
July 23-24: Leadership team members
July 24: Principal managers (e.g. Network Chief, CEO/ED, CAO, Board Chair, etc.)

If you have any questions or would like to hear more about the program, please contact Jamar Beyonu at jbeyonu@accelerateinstitute.org. 

Apply

2020 School Accelerator


Get the resources you need to take your school to the next level.

The Accelerator is a 3-year program that partners with K-12 schools to provide individualized development for principals, build capacity on school leadership teams, and strengthen schoolwide systems in order to accelerate academic achievement. We do this through partnership with the principal's manager (e.g. Chief, CEO/ED, CAO, etc.), focused change management, and alignment with school/network goals and priorities. Our objective is to cultivate both the skills and mindset needed for leaders to accelerate academic growth and close the opportunity gap for students living in historically underserved communities.

March 1, 2020: Application deadline*
(*Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis; there are limited spaces for the 2020 cohort so we encourage you to apply early)

How does The Accelerator work?

  • Advisory Support: Each school works with an Accelerate Institute Advisor over the course of 3 years who will provide guidance and training on how to use the Accelerate Framework; Accelerator Principals also receive individualized training in developing and sharpening their leadership skills

  • Assessments: Advisors conduct a comprehensive assessment 3 times a year to track progress towards priorities/goals that are decided upon in partnership with the principal's supervisor

  • Cohort Experience: Principals work closely with their regional cohort who act as thought partners and a highly valuable peer support network

  • Cost: Champion investors fund the full cost of the program ($250,000 per school) through the Accelerator School Fund; there is no financial commitment for schools chosen to participate in The Accelerator

  • Ongoing Professional Development for principals and school leadership teams

  • School Systems Development/Refinement: Schools work with the Advisor to assess, develop, and monitor schoolwide systems to build healthy adult and student cultures within the building and accelerate academic growth

Selection Process
Final deadline to submit an application is March 1, 2020 (applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis)

1. Principals AND principal managers have an informational conversation with an Accelerate Institute team member
2. Submit application
3. Phone screen
4. School Assessment Part I: Staff survey (at least 75% of school staff must complete)
5. School Assessment Part 2: Video interviews with principal and principal manager
6. School Assessment Part 3: Video interviews with leadership team and teacher panel
7. Dashboard review (review/discuss school assessment results with the principal and principal manager)
8. Sign MOU and confirm participation

Important dates

March 1, 2020: Application deadline*
(*Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis; there are limited spaces for the 2020 cohort so we encourage you to apply early)

Accelerate Summer Institute (required attendance):
July 13-24, 2020: Principals
July 23-24: Leadership team members
July 24: Principal managers (e.g. Network Chief, CEO/ED, CAO, Board Chair, etc.)

If you have any questions or would like to hear more about the program, please contact Jamar Beyonu at jbeyonu@accelerateinstitute.org. 

Apply
Opens
Sep 16 2019 12:00 AM (CDT)
Deadline
Mar 1 2020 11:59 PM (CST)