Academies

Designed around the California Professional Standards for Educational Leaders and the standards for the CTC's Administrative Services Clear Induction Program, ACSA academies are the fast-track to career advancement. Academies are intensive, multi-weekend programs providing in-depth knowledge and practical skills.

Although academies are not a clear administrative credential pathway, academy hours, if pre-approved by the credentialing program leadership and documented on the individualized induction plan (IIP), may be included in the clear administrative credential candidate's professional development plan. ACSA’s Clear Administrative Credential Program is CTC-approved. Learn more about ACSA’s Clear Administrative Credential Program.

Completing the School Business Academy 10-weekend program meets the requirements of Section II for Chief Business Officer certification from the California Association of School Business Officials. Participants completing the Innovative Technology Academy may earn national Leading Edge Certification for the Administrator.

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Academy Scholarships

2016-17 Academy Program scholarships have been awarded. ACSA members are encouraged to investigate the availability of professional development scholarships from their local regions.

  • Classified Educational Leaders (click to expand)

      The ACSA Classified Education Leaders Academy addresses building the capacity of classified educational leaders, at all levels and areas of responsibility, through a consistent academy focus on leadership and communication. Presentations and discussion sessions are led by experienced practitioners who incorporate practical examples of effective leadership and management techniques. The academy focuses on building the practical skills and understanding of organizational principles required for today’s classified educational leaders within the new context of local control accountability planning and the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). Specific themes include:
      • Building Positive Relationships and Organizational Culture
      • Communication and Teambuilding
      • Supervision, Evaluation and Discipline
      • Bargaining Contract Management/Labor Relations
      • School Business Functions and Fiscal Management
      • Supporting Educational Programs
      • Legal Issues
      • Risk Management
      • Using Multiple Modes of Technology
      • Attaining Career Goals
      Academy sessions are particularly useful for classified leaders and confidential employees in Human Resources, Business Services, Maintenance & Operations, Curriculum & Instruction, Student Services, Transportation, Food Services, and Educational Technology. Participants receive 30 hours of instruction over five weekend sessions. This academy meets on Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.* The course syllabus and materials provided to each participant are an exceptional resource for ongoing reference.*Please note that Saturday hours for this academy may vary.

      Dates/Locations:

      Concord - CANCELLED

      San Diego - CANCELLED

      Ventura - CANCELLED

      Fees:
      ACSA Member: $1,095
      Non-Member: $2,190

      Registration Information:
      Download registration form
      Register online
  • Curriculum & Instruction Leaders (click to expand)

      The ACSA Curriculum and Instructional Leaders Academy introduces participants to a variety of strategies for developing effective instructional practices based on current theories on student learning and assessment. Presentations and discussion sessions are conducted by an experienced faculty of current practitioners. This academy enables new or aspiring instructional leaders to experience and begin to develop fundamental skills needed to address standard-based reforms, including assessment, curriculum, monitoring and evaluation of instructional programs for their schools and districts within the context of local control accountability planning and the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). Academy sessions are particularly useful for educators managing changes that lead to the implementation of standards, assessment and accountability, including: superintendents, assistant superintendents for instruction, site administrators, project directors, curriculum directors, intervention specialists, district and county office administrators and school board members. For CTC-approved Clear Administrative Services Credential programs, academy hours may be used towards completing annual required professional development requirements, with prior approval of the credentialing program leadership.
      Specific themes include:
      • Quality Instruction for All
      • Meeting Diverse Student Needs
      • Leading System Change and Transition
      • State and Federal Mandates
      • Personalizing Learning in Standards-Based Systems
      • Instructional Materials Selection (Traditional, online, electronic, open-source)
      • Meeting “Categorical” Needs with “Flexible” Funding (Local Control Accountability Planning)
      • From Transition to Implementation of the Standards for ELA, ELD, Math and Next Generation Science
      • Student Assessments: Formative and Summative (SBAC)
      • The Changing World of Teacher and Program Evaluation
      • Literacy in All Subject Areas
      The academy provides 80 hours of professional development over eight weekend sessions and meets Friday evenings, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.* The extensive course syllabus and materials each participant receives are an exceptional resource for ongoing reference. *Please note that Saturday hours for this academy may vary.

      Dates/Locations:

      Ceres
      Ceres USD, Board Room, 2503 Lawrence Street, Ceres, CA 95307
      Director - Mary Jones
      September 16-17, 2016; October 14-15; November 18-19; January 20-21, 2017; February 3-4; March 17-18; April 28-29; May 19-20

      Costa Mesa
      Orange County Department of Education, 200 Kalmus Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
      Director - Darlene Messinger
      September 9-10, 2016; October 21-22; December 9-10; January 20-21, 2017; February 24-25; March 24-25; April 28-29; May 19-20

      Monrovia
      Monrovia USD, 325 E. Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016
      Director - Sue Kaiser
      September 16-17, 2016; October 7-8; November 4-5; December 9-10; January 20-21, 2017; February 3-4; March 10-11; April 21-22

      Newark
      Newark USD, 5715 Musick Avenue, Newark, CA 94560
      Director - Janet Handley
      August 26-27, 2016; September 23-24; October 21-22; November 18-19; January 27-28, 2017; February 17-18; March 24-25; April 28-29

      Orcutt (Central Coast)
      Orcutt Union SD, Instructional Media Center, 500 Dyer Road, Building H, Orcutt, CA 93455
      Director - Holly Edds
      September 9-10, 2016; October 14-15; November 18-19; December 9-10; January 13-14, 2017; February 10-11; March 10-11; April 7-8

      Fees:
      Ceres & Orcutt
      ACSA Member: $1,590
      Non-Member: $3,180
      All Other Locations
      ACSA Member: $1,365
      Non-Member: $2,730

      Registration Information:
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  • Equity Leaders (click to expand)

      Equitable leaders have a deep belief system and understanding of diversity that empower them to be proactive and responsive to the needs of those they serve. The ACSA Equity Leaders Academy is designed to build leadership capacity in cultural proficiency. The academy will equip participants to meet the California Professional Standard for Educational Leadership (CPSEL) #5 through demonstrating the ability to “make decisions, model, and behave in ways that demonstrate ethics, integrity, justice, and equity and hold staff to the same standard.” Participants will develop and implement new ways of thinking and apply practical strategies in serving students, staff, parents and community members consistent with the context of local control accountability planning and the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). All protected classes (including but not limited to LGBTQ, gender, disabilities, and language) fall under the scope of this work. The academy focuses on intentional and strategic efforts to provide relevant support that can be applied effectively to serve all marginalized groups. Specific themes Include:
      • Awareness of inequities
      • Examination of biases and beliefs
      • Building common language around equity
      • Building a common understanding of the role of:
        – Race
        – Culture
        – Power
      • Establishing equity mindsets
      • Interrupting patterns of inequity
      • Applying ethical actions
      • Engaging in reflective practices

      Participants receive 70 hours of professional development over seven
      weekends and meets Friday evenings, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and
      Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.*

      *Please note that Saturday hours for this academy may vary.

      Dates/Locations:

      Fontana - CANCELLED

      Woodland
      Yolo COE, 1280 Santa Anita Court, Suite 100, Woodland, CA 95776
      Directors –Kimberly Hendricks & Tovi Scruggs
      September 16-17, 2016; October 14-15; November 18-19; December 9-10; January 6-7, 2017; February 10-11; March 10-11

      Fees:
      ACSA Member: $1,255
      Non-Member: $2,510

      Registration Information:
      Download registration form
      Register online

  • Innovative Technology (click to expand)

      ACSA’s first blended learning academy culminates in Leading Edge Certification (LEC) for the Administrator. The focus of this certification is on site, district and regional administrators and on how to effectively utilize technology tools, resources and innovative solutions to advance student achievement, foster educator productivity and extend learning opportunities for all. Participants will integrate contemporary technology into leadership practices and learning activities using software, cloudware, and resources that serve leadership objectives and educational goals. This class includes both theoretical and experiential components – participants will explore research and examples of effective practices in leading in the 21st century, but will also spend a substantial portion of course time developing meaningful and personally relevant products to support their educational programs and their LEC Administrator portfolio. Scheduled as three in-person meetings over an approximate fifteen week period during the school year, participants will spend an average of 8 - 10 hours per week online between class meetings, for the length of the academy, completing assignments including reading course materials and exploring examples, completing projects and assignments, and sharing and reflecting with class participants in online discussion forums. The curriculum includes the following modules:
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      VI.
      VII.
      VII.
      VII.
      VIII.
      Introduction
      Leading the Learning
      Millennial Learning Environments
      Infusing Innovation
      Systemic Improvement Informs Leadership
      Digital Citizenship
      Elective – Online Learning
      Elective – Mobile Learning
      Elective – Technology and Common Core
      Closure

      The Academy will be led by LEC lead trainers also experienced as school administrators. Trainers work closely with participants during class and online between class meetings to carefully and conscientiously support all participants in successfully preparing their portfolios to earn Leading Edge Certification.

      Dates/Locations:
      Academy meets 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. for all three days.

      Chula Vista - CANCELLED

      Claremont - CANCELLED

      Covina
      Royal Oak Middle School, 303 Glendora Avenue, Covina, CA 91724
      Director – Christina Hochleitner
      January 28, 2017; March 11; May 6

      Riverside
      John W. North High School, 1550 3rd Street, Riverside, CA 92507
      Director – Christina Hochleitner
      October 15, 2016; December 10; February 4, 2017

      Rocklin
      Rocklin USD, Office Board Room, 2615 Sierra Meadows Drive, Rocklin, CA 95677
      Director – Melissa Strongman
      January 28, 2017; March 25; April 29

      San Diego
      Del Mar Union SD, 11232 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130
      Director – Sandy Miller & Christina Hochleitner
      January 14, 2017; March 4; April 29

      Santee*
      West Hills High School, 8756 Mast Blvd., Santee, CA 92071
      Director – Christina Hochleitner
      June 10, 2017; July 8; Aug 12

      *The Summer Eight Week Academy is a way to complete the ACSA Academy and Earn LEC Certification without the day to day pressures of the job. It is the same blended online learning academy. Participants work at any location, on their own schedule, but must attend the 3 Face to Face Meetings and must have access to the internet to do their online discussion posts weekly, and to submit assignments. Requirements are identical.

      Fees:
      ACSA Member: $995
      Non-Member: $1,265

      Registration Information:
      Download registration form
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  • Leadership for LCAP (click to expand)

      The academy focuses on navigating, leveraging and succeeding in the ever-changing world of Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) and the new Every Student Succeed Act (ESSA). The academy has been designed for teams or individuals responsible for leading and coordinating reform effort with the focus on addressing the achievement gap and implementing equitable practices that effectively address diverse student needs. This academy will assist leaders in facilitating an integrated approach to maximizing services to students through the high quality planning, strategic ongoing development, implementation and monitoring of the LCAP at the district and site level. The academy continues to be revised and redesigned in partnership and collaboration with WestEd. For CTC-approved Clear Administrative Services Credential programs, academy hours may be used towards completing annual required professional development requirements, with prior approval of the credentialing program leadership.

      Specific themes include
      • Leading in the ever-changing accountability era
      • Developing systems for aligning local, state and federal priorities and resources
      • Promoting conversations and prioritizing resources to ensure equitable outcomes for students
      • Planning and implementing effective stakeholder engagement
      • Conducting ongoing comprehensive needs assessment and evaluation
      • Analyzing quantitative and qualitative data to inform decision making
      • Building a leadership team to support the effective allocation of resources
      • Communicating processes and outcomes effectively to diverse stakeholder groups
      • Using the Cycle of Inquiry to connect goals, outcomes and allocation of resources

      The academy provides 30 hours of professional development and is scheduled
      as day-long sessions (8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.). Individual location schedules vary on selected Fridays and Saturdays over a total of three (non-consecutive) weekends in the Summer and Fall.

      Dates/Locations:

      Anaheim
      Anaheim City SD, Board Room, 1001 South East Street, Anaheim, CA 92805
      Director – Sandy Clifton-Bacon
      * NEW START DATES
      July 29, 2016*; July 30*
      ; August 13; September 23; September 24
      8:30 – 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. (all 5 days)

      Fairfield (Fall)
      Solano COE, 5100 Business Center Drive, Fairfield, CA 94534
      Director – Lisette Estrella-Henderson
      August 19, 2016; August 20; September 17; October 21; October 22
      8:30 – 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. (all 5 days)

      Fairfield (Summer) - CANCELLED

      Ontario - CANCELLED

      Fees:

      ACSA Member: $1,095
      Non-Member: $2,190

      Registration Information:
      Download registration form
      Register online

  • Personnel Administrators (click to expand)

      ACSA’s seven-week academy for personnel administrators offers thorough training for new or aspiring personnel managers, human resources directors and personnel staff. The comprehensive curriculum also gives superintendents and other top-level district administrators an excellent legal and operational foundation for managing employees. Presentations and discussion sessions are presented by experienced personnel administrators from throughout California. Participants develop the fundamental skills required for effective school personnel management and discover the resources needed to succeed on the job within the context of local control accountability planning and the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). For CTC-approved Clear Administrative Services Credential programs, academy hours may be used towards completing annual required professional development requirements, with prior approval of the credentialing program leadership.

      Specific themes include:

      Personnel Department Organization
      • Role of the personnel manager
      • Organizing the certificated/classified personnel office
      • Technology in human resource management
      • Job description/reclassification/compensation
      Employee Management
      • Evaluating employees
      • Staffing needs and recruitment
      • Employee counseling techniques
      • Employer-employee relations
      • Budget, salary, benefits
      Legal Aspects
      • Due process
      • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
      • State and federal laws and regulations
      • Layoff and termination
      Staff Development
      • Troubleshooting special personnel problems
      • Professional advancement opportunities
      • Induction, orientation

      The academy provides 70 hours of professional development over seven
      weekends and meets Friday evenings, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.* The extensive course syllabus and materials provided to each participant are an exceptional resource for ongoing reference.
      *Please note that Saturday hours for this academy may vary.

      Dates/Locations:


      Azusa
      Azusa USD, 546 South Citrus Avenue, Azusa, CA 91702
      Director – Bob Kahle & Corey James
      September 23-24, 2016; October 21-22; December 2-3; January 27-28, 2016; February 24-25; March 10-11; March 24-25

      Burlingame
      ACSA Office, 1575 Bayshore Highway, Suite 202, Burlingame, CA 94010
      Directors – Jennifer Looney & Keith Rogenski
      September 23-24, 2016; October 21-22; December 2-3; January 6-7, 2017; February 3-4; March 3-4; April 7-8

      Dublin - FULL
      Dublin USD, 7471 Larkdale Avenue, Dublin, CA 94568
      Directors – Kathy Goldman & Sherri Beetz
      September 16-17, 2016; October 7-8; November 4-5; December 9-10; January 20-21, 2017; February 24-25; March 24-25

      Los Alamitos
      Los Alamitos USD, 10293 Bloomfield Street, Los Alamitos, CA 90270
      Directors – Cathie Abdel & Andrew Pulver
      September 16-17, 2016; October 7-8; October 28-29; December 9-10; January 13-14, 2017; February 3-4; March 3-4

      Ontario
      Ontario-Montclair SD, 950 D Street, Ontario, CA 91762
      Directors – Ray McMullen & Richard Tauer
      October 14-15, 2016; November 18-19; December 9-10; January 6-7, 2017; February 17-18; March 17-18; April 7-8

      San Diego
      San Diego COE, 6401 Linda Vista Road, San Diego, CA 92111
      Director – Cindy Frazee & Kim Phifer
      September 23-24, 2016; October 14-15; November 18-19; January 13-14, 2017; February 10-11; March 10-11; April 7-8

      Stockton
      San Joaquin COE, 2901 Arch-Airport Road, Stockton, CA 95213
      Directors – Karen DePrater
      September 30-October 1, 2016; November 18-19; December 9-10; January 13-14, 2017; February 10-11; March 10-11; April 7-8

      Thousand Oaks
      California Lutheran University, 60 West Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
      Director – Cary Dritz
      September 23-24, 2016; October 28-29; November 18-19; January 6-7, 2017; February 3-4; March 10-11; April 7-8

      Fees:
      ACSA Member: $1,275
      Non-Member: $2,550

      Registration Information:
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  • Principals (click to expand)

      This intensive seven-weekend academy for new or aspiring principals has been completely redesigned to meet the challenges of the new millennium. The focus is on developing and refining applied leadership and management skills required of principals at the elementary, middle grades and high school levels within the context of local control accountability planning and the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). For CTC-approved Clear Administrative Services Credential programs, academy hours may be used towards completing annual required professional development requirements, with prior approval of the credentialing program leadership.

      Specific themes include:
      • Principal Leadership
      • Leading the Implementation of the Common Core State Standards
      • High Quality Instruction
      • Learning Assessments
      • Change and Growth
      • Leadership
      • School Climate and Culture
      • Communication
      • Finance
      • Personnel/School Law

      The ACSA Principals Academy provides the application of theory for site
      administrators. Seminars, workshops and interactive sessions feature educational administration experts and experienced practicing school principals. The academy provides 70 hours of professional development over seven weekends and meets Friday evenings, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.* The extensive course syllabus and materials provided to participants are exceptional resources for ongoing reference and career planning.
      *Please note that Saturday hours for this academy may vary.

      Dates/Locations:

      Bakersfield
      Panama-Buena Vista UESD, Board Room, 4200 Ashe Road,
      Bakersfield, CA 93313
      Directors – Kevin Silberberg & Blanca Cavazos
      September 16-17, 2016; October 21-22; December 2-3; January 27-28, 2017; February 24-25; March 17-18; April 28-29

      Concord - CANCELLED

      Ontario
      ACSA Office, 3602 Inland Empire Boulevard, Suite A-230, Ontario, CA 91764
      Directors – Cindy Freeman & Charles “Derrick” Lawson
      November 18-19, 2016; December 16-17; January 6-7, 2017; January 27-28; February 24-25; March 24-25; April 21-22

      Fees:
      Bakersfield
      ACSA Member: $1,465
      Non-Member: $2,930
      All Other Locations
      ACSA Member: $1,255
      Non-Member: $2,510

      Registration Information:
      Download registration form
      Register online

  • Pupil Services (click to expand)

      The Pupil Services Academy addresses what you need to know to be a successful pupil services administrator at all levels and areas of responsibility, through a consistent academy focus on leadership, communication, prevention and intervention. The academy integrates the principles of organization and cultural environment, dynamics of strategic issues management, ethical and reflective leadership, analysis and development of public policy, and management of information systems and human and fiscal resources within the context of local control accountability planning and the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). For CTC-approved Clear Administrative Services Credential programs, academy hours may be used towards completing annual required professional development requirements, with prior approval of the credentialing program leadership.

      Specific themes include:
      • Standard due process
      • Standard records
      • State and federal laws affecting standards
      • Section 504 issues
      • Advocacy for standards
      • Alternative programs
      • Enrollment processes
      • Special education issues
      • Transition from school to career
      • Human resources/credentialing
      • Multi-agency coordination/SARB
      • Program assessment
      • Current issues

      The academy provides 70 hours of professional development over seven
      weekends and meets on Friday evenings, 5:00–9:00 p.m., and Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.*
      *Please note that Saturday hours for this academy may vary.

      Dates/Locations:


      Fremont
      Fremont USD, 4210 Technology Drive, Fremont, CA 94538
      Director – Rickey Jones
      October 7-8, 2016; November 4-5; December 2-3; January 20-21, 2017; February 10-11; March 10-11; May 12-13

      Ontario
      ACSA Office, 3602 Inland Empire Boulevard, Suite A-230, Ontario, CA 91764
      Directors – Sherman Garnett & Ray Vincent
      September 23-24, 2016; October 14-15; December 9-10; January 20-21, 2017; February 17-18; March 17-18; May 5-6

      Fees:
      ACSA Member: $1,255
      Non-Member: $2,510

      Registration Information:

      Download registration form
      Register online

  • School Business (click to expand)

      The ACSA School Business academy provides a 100-hour, ten weekend, comprehensive, concentrated curriculum tailored to the unique demands of business management in the education setting. The academy focuses on building the practical skills and understanding of organizational principles required for today’s administrators within the context of local control accountability planning and the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). This academy meets the requirements of Section II for Chief Business Official certification from the California Association of School Business Officials. For CTC-approved Clear Administrative Services Credential programs, academy hours may be used towards completing annual required professional development requirements, with prior approval of the credentialing program leadership.

      Specific themes include:

      Leadership, organization and personnel relationships in business services
      • Selection, training and supervision of staff
      • Superintendent, CBO, board relations
      • Strategic planning
      • Legislation
      • Leadership characteristics of CBO
      Budget preparation and control
      • Legal provisions and restrictions
      • Estimating attendance, enrollments, income and expenditures
      • Budget, calendar planning and development
      • Managing school district budgets including site-based curriculum and curriculum-driven budgets
      School finance, accounting and auditing
      • Standard account code structures
      • History of school finance
      • Financing alternatives
      • Understanding base revenue limits and Special Education funding
      • Purpose of auditing
      • Attendance accounting
      Business operations
      • Facilities planning, construction and financing
      • Purchasing and warehousing
      • Pupil transportation
      • Food services
      • Technology and information management
      • Risk management
      • Maintenance and operations
      • Entrepreneurship

      The ACSA School Business Academy is the only source of specialized training in all facets of school business operations available to new or aspiring administrators. Presentations and discussion sessions are led by seasoned professionals who use practical examples of effective business management techniques.

      The academy provides 100 hours of professional development over 10
      weekends and meets on Friday evenings, 5:00–9:00 p.m., and Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.*
      *Please note that Saturday hours for this academy may vary.

      Dates/Locations:

      Lodi - CANCELLED

      San Bernardino
      Roy C. Hill Education Center, 601 North E Street, San Bernardino, CA 92415
      Director – Mike Fine
      September 9-10, 2016; September 23-24; October 7-8; October 21-22; November 18-19; January 6-7, 2017; January 20-21; February 3-4; March 3-4; March 17-18

      Fees:
      ACSA Member: $1,675
      Non-Member: $3,350

      Registration Information:

      Download registration form
      Register online

  • Special Education (click to expand)

      The Special Education Academy addresses what you need to know to >be a successful special education administrator at all levels and areas of responsibility, through a consistent academy focus on leadership, communication, prevention and intervention. The academy integrates the principles of organization and cultural environment, dynamics of strategic issues management, ethical and reflective leadership, analysis and development of public policy, and management of information systems and human and fiscal resources within the context of local control accountability planning and the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). For CTC-approved Clear Administrative Services Credential programs, academy hours may be used towards completing annual required professional development requirements, with prior approval of the credentialing program leadership.

      Specific themes include:

      • Historical and statewide perspective of special education
      • Assessment procedural safeguards, special education terminology and the IEP
      • Preparation for mediation and due process hearings
      • Placement/service issues, procedural safeguards related to discipline
      • Special Education transitions
      • Curriculum and instruction for special education students
      • Behavior and discipline issues
      • State and federal laws affecting special education
      • Advocacy for students with disabilities
      • Current issues
      • Funding
      • Multi-agency coordination
      • Human resources/credentialing issues
      • Educational reform inclusive of special education
      • Accountability and evaluation

      The academy provides 70 hours of professional development over seven
      weekends and meets on Friday evenings, 5:00-9:00 p.m., and Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.*
      *Please note that Saturday hours for this academy may vary.

      Dates/Locations:

      Bakersfield
      Kern County Superintendent of Schools, 1300 17th Street - City Centre, Room 1B (1st Floor), Bakersfield, CA 93301
      Director – Julianna Gaines
      August 26-27, 2016; September 16-17; October 21-22; December 9-10; January 6-7, 2017; February 10-11; March 17-18

      Redondo Beach
      Parras Middle School, 200 North Lucia Avenue, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
      Director – Aaron Benton
      September 16-17, 2016; October 14-15; December 9-10; January 20-21, 2017; February 10-11; March 3-4; April 21-22

      Redwood City
      San Mateo COE, 101 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City, CA 94065
      Director – Anjanette Pelletier
      September 23-24, 2016; October 21-22; December 9-10; January 27-28, 2017; March 17-18; April 28-29; May 12-13

      Sacramento
      ACSA Office, 1029 J Street, Suite 320, Sacramento, CA 95814
      Directors –Diane Youtsey
      August 26-27, 2016; September 16-17 ; October 14-15; December 2-3; January 27-28, 2017; March 3-4; April 28-29

      Fees:
      Bakersfield
      ACSA Member: $1,465
      Non-Member: $2,930
      All Other Locations
      ACSA Member: $1,255
      Non-Member: $2,510

      Registration Information:
      Download registration form
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  • Superintendents (click to expand)

      ACSA’s intensive seven-weekend academy for superintendents offers an excellent forum for new or aspiring superintendents to develop the fundamental skills needed to effectively lead a California school district within the context of local control accountability planning and the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). Presentations and discussion sessions are conducted by an experienced faculty of superintendents who blend management theory with practical applications and examples. For CTC-approved Clear Administrative Services Credential programs, academy hours may be used towards completing annual required professional development requirements, with prior approval of the credentialing program leadership.
      Specific themes include:

      The Superintendency
      • Leadership role of superintendents
      • Managing the change process
      • Challenges facing new superintendents
      • Keys to personal advancement
      District Management
      • School district organization
      • Management skills
      • Developing a positive district climate
      • Strategic planning
      Human Relations
      • Instructional/management team building
      • Shared decision making and restructuring
      • Board/superintendent relations
      • Negotiations and collective bargaining
      • Personnel management, evaluation and employee relations
      Instructional Leadership
      • Staff development
      • Improving and evaluating instructional programs
      • Textbook selection, censorship and critical curriculum issues
      • Educational technology uses in management and instruction
      Policies and Procedures
      • Superintendent contracts
      • California law and the superintendency
      • School finance and budgeting
      • Implementing the Ed Code and other state regulations

      The ACSA Superintendents Academy is widely regarded as the “fast track” into the
      superintendency. The academy helps participants avoid the pitfalls, learn practical tips from seasoned superintendents and build a resource network of colleagues.

      The academy provides 70 hours of professional development over seven weekends and meets on Friday evenings, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.* The extensive course syllabus and materials provided to each participant are an exceptional resource for ongoing reference.

      *Please note that Saturday hours for this academy may vary.

      Dates/Locations:

      Burlingame
      ACSA Office, 1575 Bayshore Highway, Suite 202, Burlingame, CA 94010
      Director – Ardella Dailey
      October 7-8, 2016; November 18-19; December 9-10; January 13-14, 2017; February 24-25; March 10-11; April 21-22

      Fresno
      Lozano Smith Law Office, 7404 North Spalding Avenue, Fresno, CA 93720
      Director – Juan Garza
      September 16-17, 2016; October 14-15; November 18-19; December 9-10; February 3-4, 2017; March 3-4; April 21-22

      Sacramento
      ACSA Office, 1029 J Street, Suite 320, Sacramento, CA 95814
      Director – Robert Price
      September 23-24, 2016; October 28-29; November 18-19; December 9-10; January 13-14, 2017; February 17-18; March 17-18

      Whittier - FULL
      East Whittier City SD, Staff Development Center, 14535 E. Whittier Boulevard, Whittier, CA 90605
      Director – Carmella Franco
      September 16-17, 2016; October 28-29; November 18-19; January 20-21, 2017; February 17-18; March 17-18; April 21-22

      Fees:
      Fresno
      ACSA Member: $1,465
      Non-Member: $2,930
      All Other Locations
      ACSA Member: $1,255
      Non-Member: $2,510

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