The PLAA supports new and aspiring principals in Arizona as they lead their communities to excellence and prepare their students for success.
PLAA curriculum is grounded in current research and the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders 2015 developed by Chief Council of State School Officers.
Upon graduation from the Academy, principals have an enhanced understanding and ability to apply professional practice, concepts, and values in learning, leadership, and policy.
NEW: Principals’ Leadership Academy to launch in August 2017 in Tucson by the Pima County Schools office. Click here to learn more.
- New and aspiring principals must complete and submit the 2017-2018 PLAA application online by or before 5:00 p.m. Friday, August 11, 2017.
- Cost per participant is $1,000, which includes all texts and necessary materials for the course.
- Inquire with the Arizona Educational Foundation for possible scholarship opportunities.
- Districts with multiple applicants may apply for a discount. Call 480-421-9376 or email Bobbie O’Boyle, email@example.com, for more details.
Applications must be completed online by or before 5:00 p.m. Friday, August 11, 2017. Monthly Saturday classes will begin August 26, 2017, in Phoenix. Remaining class dates are: September 16, 2017; October 30, 2017 (Principals’ Leadership Symposium with ASA); November 18, 2017; January 20, 2018; February 10, 2018; March 2018 (participants will shadow a site visit team to a prospective A+ School of Excellence); April 28, 2018.
Classes are hosted by Argosy University/Phoenix, 2233 W. Dunlap Ave., Phoenix 85021.
The program runs the length of the school year. Specific dates will be outlined below soon.
Upon completion of the Principals’ Leadership Academy of Arizona, participants will be eligible for graduate credit hours with concurrent enrollment at Argosy University Phoenix. Re-certification hours will be issued to Academy participants upon completion.