The Denver Public Schools Leadership
Academy is a program designed to identify and prepare
potential principals and assistants for our
The Leadership Academy is a principal
licensure program through a partnership with with the
University of Denver. Successful completion of the Academy
will provide participants the academic coursework necessary
for the Principal License. You are eligible to apply if you
wish to become a school building administrator but have not
complete a graduate program to qualify for a Colorado
The Academy is open to licensed teachers and special
service providers who have been employed by the District for
at least three years. Applicants must provide the
- A completed application.
- Three recent letters of
recommendation, including at least one from a DPS
administrators familiar with the applicant,s
- Two official transcripts from each
institution of higher education attended (even if only a
few credits). Transcripts may be issued to the
- A statement of personal goals and
- Applications will be distributed to
schools and departments in February 2002 for the August
- Applications may be obtained from
principals or the Welcome Center at 900 Grant Street or
by calling 303-764-3641.
- Completed applications materials must
be received by the Human Resources Department by 4:30 PM
on Tuesday, April 2, 2002.
- Interviews are tentatively scheduled
for Tuesday, April 17. Interviews will be oral and
- The program will begin in August 2001
and will conclude in December 2002 (5 quarters
Participants are responsible for all
program costs, including tuition, books and fees. The
District will provide 2 days of release time each semester
for field experiences. Cost is estimated at $8,300 tuition
plus books. Student loans are available through the DU
Financial Aid office.
Public Schools, Department of Human Resources, Room 501, 900
Grant Street, Denver, Colorado 80203.