Aspiring Assistant Principals (Internal Candidates Only)
The Aspiring Assistant Principal Institute (AAPI) is a three-day institute for internal CPS candidates. The institute covers topics such as REACH as a New Administrator, Adaptive Leadership, and Entry Planning, to assist aspiring leaders in self-assessing their readiness for the assistant principal role, while also giving them the tools they need to identify activities to pursue their current role in preparation for leadership.
Please note: The AAPI is but one way to prepare for leadership in CPS, and is not a requirement to become an assistant principal in Chicago Public Schools.
Institute dates for the SY 17-18 are as follows
- Winter session: January 3rd, 4th, 5th (50 participants)
- Spring Break session: March 26th, 27th, 28th, (100 participants)
To be eligible for the Aspiring Assistant Principal Institute, candidates must meet the following criteria:
Have an Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) with Principal Endorsement
Have a rating of proficient or better on your most recent Evaluation (if applicable)
Be in good standing with the District
Complete the application to attend (sent by the Department of Principal Quality via email)
If you are interested in attending the institute, we recommend talking to your principal and Network Chief.
The three-day institute prepares aspiring assistant principals to self-assess readiness for the assistant principal role, as well as identify activities in their current role to prepare them for leadership. In addition, participants will leave the session with tools and ideas to continue to assess their readiness for the assistant principal position.
Day 1: CPS Way - CPS Principal Competencies A & B
Day 2: Leadership in Action - CPS Principal Competencies C & D
Day 3: Securing & Entering an AP Position - CPS Principal Competency E
Support After Attending Institute
After attending the Institute, participants are invited to attend follow-up workshops to refine their resumes and additional areas of needs. Participants will also be placed on an Aspiring AP list as recommended candidates for future AP positions.
If you have questions or need further service, click here to contact the Office of Access and Enrollment.