Career Academy Leaders' Collaborative
Participants develop adaptive leadership capacity for effective, high quality, and equitable implementation of the career academy model with fidelity to the National Standards of Practice for Career Academies (NSOP). The program consists of a year-long fellowship built on three in-person workshops and on-going virtual support. NCAC's vision for the Career Academy Leaders Collaborative is to develop leadership capacity to grow school-community networks that harness the power of collective impact, ultimately improving the economic and life chances of all youth.
The Career Academy Leaders' Collaborative will be supported by a partnership between two organizations:
- Education Development Center (EDC)
- The National Career Academy Coalition (NCAC)
The Fellowship offers individual school and/or district leaders a thorough grounding in the NSOP, leadership assistance, and methods for understanding and overcoming implementation challenges. Registration of leadership teams is encouraged; these could include teachers, coaches, guidance counselors, school and district administrators, and advisory board members.
NCAC Fellows will:
Master Adaptive Leadership skills and methods for understanding and overcoming implementation challenges including buy-in.
Develop expert knowledge of the ten National Standards of Practice for effective, high quality career academies.
Receive access to a collection of templates and samples of best practices from Model Academies.
Communicate a compelling vision for their school(s) and academy(ies) for a variety of audiences and purposes.
Cost per participant is $4,000.
Cost for districts sending teams of five or more is $3,500 per person.
Mainland US: Three In-Person Sessions:
Omaha, Nebraska: Beginning 3 pm on September 21st through 1pm September 23rd
Atlanta, Georgia: Beginning 3 pm November 12th through noon on November 14th
Polk County, Florida: February 2023 Dates TBD
Hawaii: Three In-Person Sessions:
Waipahu High School, Waipahu, HI: September 28th and 29th, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Waiakea High School, Waiakea, HI: November 30th and December 1st 2022, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Pearl City High School, Pearl City, HI: March 6th and 7th