The Aspiring Assistant Principal Institute (Tier 3) is a year-long professional development program aimed at preparing high-potential aspiring assistant principals (teacher leaders, school counselors and other staff) who currently hold their principal endorsement, has REACH certification, and who aspire to become assistant principals within the next one to two years. The AAPI Tier 3 program requires participants to engage in about 35 hours of professional learning sessions and complete a learning project that will strengthen instructional practice in their own school, providing applied practice with leadership skills between sessions and evidence of learning and progress during their program year. Applicants must list their current principal (or supervisor) in the application as a recommender for the program. Each Tier 3 program participant will be paired with an experienced Assistant Principal Mentor who will provide coaching and support for at least 10 mentoring hours throughout the year.

Eligibility: 5+ years of AP experience, Member of the CPS Principal Eligibility pool, Proficient or better evaluation on one of the last two AP evaluations, Have a recommendation from your current principal/supervisor

Competency Alignment

Influences others to positive action

Strategizes and drives for results to maximize impact

Fosters trusting relationships to enable productive change

Adapts and shows resilience to create solutions