Aspiring Principals' Academy

Do you want to be a principal?

We are seeking innovative teachers (counselors, psychologists, and so on) who want to learn to become future leaders to join the Aspiring Principals' Academy (APA), sponsored by the BYU–Public School Partnership. The APA is made up of teachers who meet four times during the year to explore the principalship.


2017–2018 Schedule

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 (8:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.)
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 (8:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.)
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 (8:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.)
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 (4:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.)

Why Join the Aspiring Principals' Academy?

You learn

  • which leadership skills you will need,

  • what it takes to be a principal, and

  • whether leadership is the right path for you.

You receive

  • expanded networking opportunities,

  • increased insight into district cultures, and

  • information about the BYU School Leadership Program.

We expect you to

  • attend every session (tentative schedule above),

  • complete assigned readings before each session, and

  • actively participate and enjoy the sessions.

No cost, as

  • you will not be charged to participate, 

  • the cost of your substitutes will be covered, and

  • a $1,000 scholarship is possible if you apply and are accepted to the BYU School Leadership Program. (This scholarship will be prorated based on attendance at all four APA sessions.) Those who participate as a License Only student are eligible for a $500 scholarship.

Application Information

Applications are now open! We encourage you to speak with your principal about joining us for the 2017–2018 Aspiring Principals' Academy.


Applications are due June 2, 2017.


Apply here


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