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Principals Leadership Academy of Arizona Application

The Principals Leadership Academy of Arizona (PLAA) supports new and aspiring principals in Arizona as they lead their communities to excellence and prepare their students for success in the 21st century.

PLAA curriculum is grounded in current research and the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders developed by the Chief Council of State School Officers. Monthly Saturday classes for the 2019-20 cohort will begin in September 2019. All sessions take place at the University of Phoenix Main Campus, 4025 S. Riverpoint Parkway, Phoenix, 85040.

Dates for 2019-2020
Saturday, September 14th, 9:00am-3:00pm
Saturday, October 12th, 9:00am-3:00pm
Saturday, November 9th, 9:00am-3:00pm
Saturday, January 11th, 9:00am-3:00pm
Saturday, February 8th, 9:00am-3:00pm
March - Site Visit to an A+ School of Excellence
Saturday, April 18th, 9:00am-3:00pm

Upon graduation from the Academy, participants have an enhanced understanding and ability to apply professional practice, concepts, and values in learning, leadership, and policy.

New and aspiring principals must complete and submit the 2019-2020 PLAA application online by or before 5:00 p.m. Friday, August 23, 2019. Cost per participant is $1,000, which includes all texts and necessary materials for the course and meals.

Inquire with the Arizona Educational Foundation (AEF) for possible scholarship opportunities. Districts with multiple applicants may apply for a discount. Learn more by calling or emailing Kim Graham, AEF Executive Director: 480-421-9376,
1. Please complete this contact form.
4. Please attach one letter of recommendation, no longer than one page, from your superintendent (or equivalent for charter schools) indicating why you should be considered as a candidate for the PLAA program.
5. Districts with multiple applicants may qualify for a discount. Are there other interested applicants from your district applying to participate in the 2019-2020 PLAA program?
6. Please attach your current resume. 

Applications must be completed online by or before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 30, 2019. 

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