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Aspiring  Leaders Academy

Principal's Office

OCPS is committed to the development and support of new, aspiring and experienced school leaders. It is our goal to ensure leaders in our system enhance their capacity, and that we continuously identify aspiring leaders who demonstrate commitment, innovation and a relentless pursuit to meet the academic needs of our students.

As part of the OCPS Leadership Pathways, the ALA aims to grow the leadership skills of instructional personnel in the context of the school site through implementation of learning from coursework.  Participants develop leadership skills and knowledge base in preparation to apply for the OCPS School-Based Administrative Pool and for Assistant Principal positions.  Courses occur outside of normal contracted days and hours.

Program Participation:

The ALA is designed in alignment and support of the district's vision, mission and goals.  In addition, all components of the ALA are aligned to the ten Florida Principal Leadership Standards.


Program Participation:

Participants of the ALA will participate in a cohort program designed to include high-quality professional learning, authentic leadership experiences and support to prepare for the assistant principal role. Since all administrators are instructional leaders in our district, the ALA helps participants acquire the necessary skills to become proficient school-based leaders. All members will participate in the assistant principal pool process at the end of the program.

Program Evaluation

Completers will participate in the assistant principal pool process.

For more information, please contact the Professional Learning Department.