Overview

2019-20 Academies

The Association of California School Administrators provides a full range of academies, in nine leadership specializations, to meet your needs as a school administrator, confidential employee or classified manager.

Because ACSA represents all members of the district management team, we can help you build the administrative and leadership skills needed in your current job, while preparing you to take advantage of career advancement opportunities.

ACSA's job-specific academies provide a solid foundation of training in the application of leadership and management fundamentals for administrators who are new to advance leadership positions or aspiring to the same. The academies are seen as the "fast track" to your career as a superintendent, principal, business manager, curriculum and instruction or personnel administrator, special education/pupil services director, confidential employee or classified manager.

We invite you to take advantage of these exceptional high quality professional learning opportunities as ACSA continues to innovate to better meet your needs.


Registration and Cancellation Information:

Enrollment is limited to the first 30 registrants. Registration fees do not include meals.

To avoid registration cancellation, an appropriate form of payment must be received no later than three weeks before the scheduled Academy start date. Registrants may re-register with appropriate form of payment.

Cancellations must be in writing a minimum of 15 days prior to the program date to be eligible for a refund. A service fee is charged for all cancellations. The following scale will be used for all cancellation requests. NOTE: Each cancellation notice received will be reviewed on an individual basis.
60 days prior - Full refund less $50 service fee
30 days prior - Full refund less $75 service fee
15 days prior - 50% refund
14 days or less - No refund

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Academies at a Glance


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Scholarships

Academy Scholarships

ACSA is very appreciative of the caliber, commit, and dedication of all of this year's scholarship applicants. We are pleased to announce that all 2019-20 Academy scholarships, ten scholarships for $500 each, have been awarded to particularly deserving ACSA member applicants. We encourage that members seeking financial support to attend an ACSA Academy contact their ACSA Region for local professional development scholarships that may still be available.

Region Scholarships

We encourage members to check with your local region for the availability of professional development scholarships.

Curriculum &
Instruction Leaders

Curriculum & Instruction Leaders Academy

Intended Audience
Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents of Instruction; Project Directors, Curriculum Directors, Intervention Specialists; Site Administrators; District and County Office Administrators including those aspiring to central office curriculum and instructional leadership; School Board Members

The ACSA Curriculum and Instructional Leaders Academy introduces participants to a variety of strategies for developing effective instructional practices based on current student learning and assessment theories. Presentations and discussion sessions are conducted by an experienced faculty of current practitioners. This academy enables new or aspiring curriculum and 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).

For CTC-approved Clear Administrative Services Credential programs, and with prior approval of the credentialing program leadership, academy hours may be used toward completing annual required professional development requirements.

Specific themes include:

  • Quality instruction for all
  • Meeting diverse student need
  • State and federal mandates and accountability
  • Personalizing learning in standards-based systems
  • Instructional materials selection (traditional, online, electronic, open-source)
  • Meeting "categorical" needs with "flexible" funding (Local Control and Accountability Plan - LCAP)
  • From transition to implementation of the California State Standards for ELA, ELD, Math and Next Generation Science
  • Student assessments: formative and summative (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium - SBAC)
  • The changing world of teacher and program evaluation
  • Literacy in all subject areas
Academy sessions are particularly useful for educators managing changes that lead to the successful implementation of standards, assessment and accountability. The extensive course syllabus and materials each participant receives are exceptional resources for ongoing reference.


Participants experience 80 hours of professional learning over eight weekend sessions. The academy meets on Friday evenings, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.*
*Please note that Saturday hours for this academy may vary.

Dates & Locations

Costa Mesa
Orange County Department of Education, 200 Kalmus Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Director: Darlene Messinger
Sept. 13-14, 2019; Oct. 11-12; Nov. 15-16; Dec. 6-7; Jan. 10-11, 2020; Feb. 28-29; Mar. 27-28; Apr. 17-18

Registration is now closed.


Monrovia
Monrovia USD, 325 E. Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016
Director: Sue Kaiser
Aug. 23-24, 2019; Sept. 13-14; Oct. 11-12; Nov. 15-16; Dec. 13-14; Jan. 31-Feb. 1, 2020; Feb. 28-29; Mar. 20-21

Registration is now closed.


Rancho Cordova
Folsom Cordova USD, Education Services Center - Board Room, 1965 Birkmont Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
Director: Curtis Wilson
Aug. 23-24, 2019; Sept. 20-21; Oct. 25-26; Nov. 15-16; Jan. 10-11, 2020; Feb. 14-15; Mar. 13-14; Apr. 17-18

Registration is now closed.


Salinas
Monterey COE, 901 Blanco Circle, Salinas, CA 93901
Director: Caryn Lewis
Sept. 6-7, 2019; Oct. 11-12; Nov. 22-23; Dec. 13-14; Jan. 10-11, 2020; Feb. 14-15; Mar. 13-14; Apr. 24-25

Registration is now closed.

Event Registration

Registration Fees:
Salinas:
ACSA Member: $1,595
Non-Member: $3,190

All Other Locations:
ACSA Member: $1,395
Non-Member: $2,790

English
Learner

English Learner Academy

Intended Audience
Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents of Instruction; Project Directors, Curriculum Directors, Intervention Specialists; Site Administrators; District and County Office Administrators including those aspiring to central office curriculum and instructional leadership; School Board Members

The English Language Learner Academy, ACSA's newest academy, is designed to provide administrators with the most up-to-date information in order to be successful instructional and compliance administrators at all levels and areas of responsibility related to programs and services for English Language Learners. The academy focuses on leadership for accountability, instruction, and advocacy for English Language Learners by integrating the principles of:

  • organizational 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, the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

For CTC-approved Clear Administrative Services Credential programs, and with prior approval of the credentialing program leadership, academy hours may be used toward completing annual required professional development requirements. Themes are aligned to the California Performance Standards for Educational Leadership (CPSEL).

Specific themes include:

  • Historical and statewide perspective of bilingual education.
  • State and Federal Laws.
  • Assessments, Identification and Reclassification.
  • Climate and Culture, Systemic Reform, Systems Thinking.
  • Equity and Access: examination of bias and beliefs, interrupting patters of inequity.
  • Leading the implementation of the Frameworks.
  • Designated and integrated ELD placement, equity and access.
  • High Quality Instruction, RtI, intervention, prevention and Special Education.
  • Advocacy.
  • Current Issues and Ethical Leadership.
  • Supervision of instruction to focus on what designated and integrated ELD instruction look like in the classroom.
Academy sessions are particularly useful for educators managing changes that lead to the effective implementation of standards, assessment and accountability. The extensive course syllabus and materials each participant receives are an exceptional resource for ongoing reference.

Participants experience 70 hours of professional learning over seven weekend sessions. The academy meets Friday evenings, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.*

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

Dates & Locations

Covina - CANCELLED

Event Registration

Registration Fees:
ACSA Member: $1,285
Non-Member: $2,570

Equity
Administrators

Equity Administrators Academy

Intended Audience
District and site teams including Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Site Administrators, Equity Administrators; County Office Administrators and teams; those responsible for LCAP implementation, interested in educational equity, and in closing achievement gaps in their schools and districts; School Board Members

The ACSA Equity Administrators Academy is designed to build leadership capacity and oversight for the development and advancement of systemic strategies. The Academy will focus on policies and academic strategies that close the achievement gap in efforts to implement promising and proven strategies in the district. Participants will learn how to conduct internal review and evaluation of existing resources and programs established to support underserved students. The academy will help participants learn how build and embed continuous improvement processes in their own local context to support LCAP Implementation. The academy is designed for administrators or individuals responsible for leading and coordinating reform efforts focused on addressing achievement gaps and implementing equitable practices to effectively address diverse student needs. Practical tools and tips are incorporated in every session.

The academy focuses on intentional and strategic efforts to provide relevant support that can be applied effectively to serve all marginalized groups. The academy is excellent preparation for administrators who are leading equity and for those pursuing equity leadership positions within districts and counties offices of education that have resulted from LCFF/LCAP initiatives. All students and student groups fall under the scope of this work: English learners, socioeconomically disadvantaged pupils, foster youth, homeless youth, students with disabilities, racial/ethnic groups.

Specific themes include:

  • Developing cultural coherence amidst cultural diversity.
  • Leading and designing for equity in complex systems for setting goals and planning actions in LCAPs (Local Control and Accountability Plan) and SPSAs (Single Plan for Student Achievement).
  • Using data as an equity engine to set goals, plan actions, and leverage resources to meet those goals to improve student outcomes.
  • Creating a strategic plan and vision for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).
  • Developing continuous improvement systems for aligning local, state and federal priorities, and for allocating and leveraging resources.
  • Engaging family and community partners for Equity and Excellence.

Participants experience 70 hours of professional learning over seven weekends. The academy 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

Bakersfield - CANCELLED


Fairfield - CANCELLED


Rancho Cucamonga
San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, West End Educational Service Center - Rains Room, 8265 Aspen Avenue, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Directors: Mary McNeil & Robin McIver-Brown
Sept. 20-21, 2019; Oct. 18-19; Nov. 22-23; Jan. 24-25, 2020; Feb. 21-22; Mar. 20-21; Apr. 24-25

Registration is now closed.

Event Registration

Registration Fees:
Rancho Cucamonga:
ACSA Member: $1,285
Non-Member: $2,570

Personnel
Administrators

Personnel Administrators Academy

Intended Audience
Superintendents; Assistant Superintendents and Directors of Human Resources; district and county office personnel administrators and managers; certificated and classified personnel staff; Site Administrators

The ACSA Personnel Administrators Academy 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, and with prior approval of the credentialing program leadership, academy hours may be used toward completing annual required professional development requirements.

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

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

Dates & Locations

Azusa
Azusa USD, 546 South Citrus Avenue, Azusa, CA 91702

Director: Corey James
Sept. 20-21, 2019; Oct. 18-19; Nov. 22-23; Jan. 24-25, 2020; Feb. 21-22; Mar. 6-7; Apr. 3-4

Registration is now closed.


Burlingame
ACSA Office - Suite 202 (2nd Floor), 1575 Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, CA 94010
Directors: Jennifer Looney & John Thompson
Sept. 13-14, 2019; Oct. 11-12; Nov. 15-16; Dec. 13-14; Jan. 24-25, 2020; Feb. 21-22; Mar. 20-21

Registration is now closed.


Danville
San Ramon Valley USD, 699 Old Orchard Drive, Danville, CA 94526
Directors: Sherri Beetz & Keith Rogenski
Sept. 27-28, 2019; Oct. 25-26; Dec. 6-7; Jan. 10-11, 2020; Feb. 7-8; Mar. 6-7; Apr. 3-4

Registration is now closed.


Irvine
Irvine USD - Board Room, 5050 Barranca Parkway, Irvine, CA 92604
Directors: Eamonn O'Donovan & Susan Kemp
Sept. 13-14, 2019; Oct. 11-12; Oct. 25-26; Dec. 6-7; Jan. 10-11, 2020; Feb. 7-8; Mar. 20-21

Registration is now closed.


Ontario
Ontario-Montclair SD, 950 D Street, Ontario, CA 91762
Directors: Ray McMullen & Richard Tauer
Oct. 11-12, 2019; Nov. 15-16; Dec. 13-14; Jan. 10-11, 2020; Feb. 7-8; Mar. 13-14; Apr. 10-11

Registration is now closed.


Porterville
Porterville USD - Board Room, 600 West Grand Avenue, Porterville, CA 93257
Director: Jeanette McDonald
Sept. 20-21, 2019; Oct. 18-19; Nov. 15-16; Dec. 6-7; Jan. 24-25, 2020; Feb. 28-29; Mar. 27-28

Registration is now closed.


Sacramento
Twin Rivers USD, 5115 Dudley Blvd., McClellan, CA 95652
Director: David Robertson
Sept. 27-28, 2019; Oct. 18-19; Dec. 6-7; Jan. 31-Feb. 1, 2020; Feb. 14-15; Feb. 28-29; Apr. 24-25

Registration is now closed.

Event Registration

Registration Fees:
Porterville:
ACSA Member: $1,495
Non-Member: $2,990

All Other Locations:
ACSA Member: $1,295
Non-Member: $2,590

Principals

Principals Academy

Intended Audience
New and aspiring principals; assistant and vice principals; Academic Coaches and new district or county office administrators responsible for supporting principals

The ACSA Principals Academy, for new or aspiring principals, is designed to build the capacity of the next generation of principals to become transformational leaders who can identify critical paradigm shifts, create a guiding and unifying vision through inspiration, and execute essential change with site staff. Presentations and interactive sessions are presented by experienced school administrators from a variety of departments involved in school and district operations, and experienced practicing school principals.

The intensive academy 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, and with prior approval of the credentialing program leadership, academy hours may be used toward completing annual required professional development requirements.

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 extensive course syllabus and materials provided to participants are exceptional resources for ongoing reference and career planning.

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

Dates & Locations

Bakersfield
Kern County Superintendent of Schools - Room 1 A/B (1st Floor), 1300 17th Street - City Centre, Bakersfield, CA 93301
Directors: Blanca Cavazos & Ramon Hendrix
Sept. 13-14, 2019; Sept. 27-28; Oct. 18-19; Nov. 15-16; Dec. 13-14; Jan. 10-11, 2020; Feb. 21-22

Registration is now closed.


Ontario
ACSA Office - Suite A-230 (2nd Floor), 3602 Inland Empire Boulevard, Ontario, CA 91764
Director: Charles "Derrick" Lawson
Nov. 15-16, 2019; Dec. 6-7; Jan. 10-11, 2020; Jan. 31-Feb. 1; Feb. 21-22; Mar. 20-21; Apr. 3-4

Register for Ontario


Pleasant Hill
Contra Costa COE - Board Room, 77 Santa Barbara Road, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Directors: Julie Braun Martin & Karen Sakata
Sept. 20-21, 2019; Oct. 25-26; Nov. 15-16; Jan. 24-25, 2020; Feb. 21-22; Mar. 20-21; Apr. 24-25

Register for Pleasant Hill

Event Registration

Registration Fees:
Bakersfield:
ACSA Member: $1,475
Non-Member: $2,950

All Other Locations:
ACSA Member: $1,285
Non-Member: $2,570

Pupil
Services

Pupil Services Academy

Intended Audience
Assistant Superintendents of Student Services; (general and Special Education) district administrators including coordinators and directors responsible for child welfare and attendance; district and county office pupil services administrators; site administrators, school counselors, school psychologists; those aspiring to pupil services leadership; School Board Members

The ACSA Pupil Services Academy addresses what pupil services administrators, at all levels and areas of responsibility, need to understand to be successful. The academy is designed with a consistent 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, and with prior approval of the credentialing program leadership, academy hours may be used toward completing annual required professional development requirements.

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
  • Multi-agency coordination/SARB
  • Program assessment
  • Current issues

Participants experience 70 hours of professional learning over seven weekends. The academy 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

Ontario
ACSA Office - Suite A-230 (2nd Floor), 3602 Inland Empire Boulevard, Ontario, CA 91764
Directors: Sherman Garnett & Ray Vincent
Sept. 27-28, 2019; Oct. 25-26; Dec. 13-14; Jan. 17-18, 2020; Feb. 14-15; Mar. 13-14; Apr. 17-18

Register for Ontario


Walnut Creek
Del Valle Education Center - Rooms 101 & 102, 1963 Tice Valley Boulevard, Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Director: Steven France
Sept. 20-21, 2019; Oct. 18-19; Dec. 13-14; Jan. 10-11, 2020; Feb. 21-22; Mar. 20-21; Apr. 17-18

Registration is now closed.

Event Registration

Registration Fees:
ACSA Member: $1,285
Non-Member: $2,570

School
Business

School Business Academy

Intended Audience
Superintendents and Cabinet members; newly appointed and aspiring Chief Business Officers; Educational Services and Human Resources administrators, principals, and other district staff seeking an in-depth introduction to school business operations; School Board Members

The ACSA School Business Academy provides a comprehensive, concentrated curriculum tailored to the unique demands of business management in the education setting. The academy is the only source of specialized training in all facets of school business operations available to new or aspiring school business administrators. Presentations and discussion sessions are led by seasoned professionals who use practical examples of effective business management techniques.

The School Business 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 aligns with the requirements of Module 1 of the Business Executives Leadership Program, for Chief Business Official certification, from the California Association of School Business Officials(CASBO).

For CTC-approved Clear Administrative Services Credential programs, and with prior approval of the credentialing program leadership, academy hours may be used towards completing annual required professional development requirements.

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

Participants experience 100 hours of professional learning over 10 weekends. The academy 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

Sacramento
WestEd - Suite 500 (5th Floor), 1000 G Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Directors: Ann Hern & Tim Hern
Sept. 13-14, 2019; Sept. 27-28; Oct. 11-12; Nov. 15-16; Dec. 6-7; Jan. 10-11, 2020; Feb. 7-8; Feb. 21-22; Mar. 13-14; Mar. 27-28

Registration is now closed.


San Bernardino
San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools - Roy C. Hill Education Center, 601 North E Street, San Bernardino, CA 92415
Director: Vince Christakos
Sept. 13-14, 2019; Sept. 20-21; Oct. 18-19*; Nov. 15-16; Dec. 6-7; Jan. 17-18, 2020; Feb. 7-8; Feb. 21-22; Mar. 6-7; Mar. 20-21
*New updated dates

Registration is now closed.

Event Registration

Registration Fees:
ACSA/CASBO Member: $1,695
Non-Member: $3,390

Special
Education

Special Education Academy

Intended Audience
Assistant Superintendents and Directors of Special Education or Student Services; program coordinators, intervention specialists; district and site administrators responsible for special education at the school, district or SELPA levels; aspiring special education administrators; those seeking to improve their knowledge and skills in service to students

The ACSA Special Education Academy provides current and relevant training for successful special education administrators at all levels and areas of responsibilty related to special education programs and services. Participants are provided essential information and resources through a consistent academy focus on leadership, communication, prevention and intervention. The academy integrates:

  • principles of organization and cultural environment,
  • dynamics of strategic issues management,
  • ethical and reflective leadership,
  • analysis of public policy,
  • management of information systems, and human and fiscal resources

in consideration of the larger implications of funding and accountability relevant to special education, and to local control accountability planning and the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). The academy highlights legal and practical implementation features related to special education topics and themes, and provides a firm foundation for working within the educational services realms of general education and special education at the district level.

For CTC-approved Clear Administrative Services Credential programs, and with prior approval of the credentialing program leadership, academy
hours may be used towards completing annual required professional development requirements.

Specific themes include:

  • Historical and statewide perspective of special education
  • Section 504 and ADA regulations and requirements
  • Multi-Tiered System of Supports and Universal Design for Learning for all students
  • Assessment and procedural safeguards for ensuring a quality IEP
  • Facilitated IEPs and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Positive working relationships with parents and families
  • Preparation for mediation and due process hearings
  • Placement/service issues, procedural safeguards related to discipline
  • Special Education transitions
  • Curriculum, instruction and California State Standards for special education students
  • Behavior and discipline issues
  • State and federal laws affecting special education
  • Equity issues and special education, disproportionality and English Learners
  • Advocacy for students with disabilities
  • Current issues facing special education, including Legal Hot Topics
  • Funding and budget development related to LCAP and LCFF
  • Human resources/credentialing issues and staffing/evaluation of special education programs
  • Educational reform inclusive of special education
  • State and Federal accountability and evaluation

Participants experience 70 hours of professional learning over seven weekends. The academy 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, Bakersfield, CA 93301
Director: Julianna Gaines
Aug. 23-24, 2019; Sept. 20-21; Oct. 18-19; Dec. 6-7; Jan. 10-11, 2020; Feb. 21-22; Mar. 20-21

Registration is now closed.


El Monte - CANCELLED


Redwood City
San Mateo COE, 101 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City, CA 94065
Directors: Anjanette Pelletier & Rose DuMond
Aug. 16-17, 2019; Sept. 13-14; Sept. 27-28; Oct. 11-12; Nov. 22-23; Dec. 13-14; Jan. 31-Feb. 1, 2020

Registration is now closed.


Riverside
Riverside COE, Conference Center - Hyatt Room, 3939 Thirteenth Street, Riverside, CA 92501
Directors: Barbara Sorter & Christine Haney-Okoye
Sept. 13-14, 2019; Oct. 11-12; Dec. 6-7; Jan. 10-11, 2020; Feb. 14-15; Mar. 13-14; Apr. 17-18

Registration is now closed.


Sacramento
ACSA Office - Suite 320 (3rd Floor), 1029 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Directors: Diane Youtsey & Stacy Barsdale
Aug. 30-31, 2019; Sept. 27-28; Oct. 25-26; Jan. 10-11, 2020; Feb. 14-15; Mar. 6-7, Mar. 27-28

Registration is now closed.

Event Registration

Registration Fees:
Bakersfield:
ACSA Member: $1,475
Non-Member: $2,950

All Other Locations:
ACSA Member: $1,285
Non-Member: $2,570

Superintendents

Superintendents Academy

Intended Audience
New Superintendents and Superintendent/Principals; Assistant Superintendents and Cabinet Members; principals responsible for district operations; district and county office administrators including those aspiring to the superintendency

The ACSA Superintendents Academy offers an excellent, intensive 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 leadership and management theory with practical applications and examples.

For CTC-approved Clear Administrative Services Credential programs, and with prior approval of the credentialing program leadership, academy hours may be used towards completing annual required professional development requirements.

Specific themes include:

The Superintendency
  • Leadership role of superintendents
  • Managing the change process
  • Ethical and reflective leadership
  • Challenges facing new superintendents
  • Keys to personal advancement
  • Equity-minded leadership
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 extensive course syllabus and materials provided to each participant are an exceptional resource for ongoing reference.

Participants experience 70 hours of professional learning over seven weekends. The academy meets on Friday evenings, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.*

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

Dates & Locations

Cerritos
ABC USD - Board Room, 16700 Norwalk Blvd., Cerritos, CA 90703
Director: Mary Sieu
Sept. 13-14, 2019; Oct. 18-19; Nov. 15-16; Jan. 17-18, 2020; Feb. 21-22; Mar. 13-14; Apr. 24-25

Registration is now closed.


Fresno
Lozano Smith Attorneys at Law, 7404 N. Spalding Avenue, Fresno, CA 93720
Director: Juan Garza
Sept. 20-21, 2019; Oct. 11-12; Dec. 6-7; Jan. 10-11, 2020; Feb. 14-15; Mar. 13-14; Apr. 17-18

Registration is now closed.


Sacramento
ACSA Office - Suite 320 (3rd Floor), 1029 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Director: David Garcia
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