Portrait of a Graduate Academy

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Empower your district's vision.

The AASA and Battelle for Kids Portrait of a Graduate Academy is a powerful learning opportunity for district leaders seeking to create a unified, collective vision for their students. By focusing on a learner-centered transformation, community engagement and comprehensive learning, this academy is the ideal platform for bringing about lasting educational change.

If you’re considering a Portrait of a Graduate, undertaking the development or activating an existing Portrait, this academy is an opportunity for you to meet your district’s goals and collaborate with other district leaders on the journey!

You will focus on onramps, detours, re-routes and fast-lanes to the learner-centered-future-driven journey inspired by a district Portrait by:

  • Defining the learning experience,
  • Examining the roles to promote the learning experience,
  • Unpacking the Portrait competencies,
  • Establishing design criteria,
  • Designing the professional learning cycle,
  • Building a system of balanced assessment,
  • Exploring required leadership skills and communications.

Register now to unlock the potential for a learner-centered, future-driven journey that aligns with your community's hopes and aspirations.

Registration Details
Individual Team of 2 Team of up to 5

AASA Members: $3,500
Non-Members: $4,000


AASA Members: $5,000
Non-Members: $5,500


AASA Members: $7,500
Non-Members: $8,000


AASA Learning 2025 Systems
are eligible for a discount on registration as a team of 5! Contact Debbie Magee to request your discount code.

Academy Dates

In-Person Meeting Dates:

March 11 - 12, 2024 - all day each day - Alexandria, Va. at the AASA office

Virtual Meeting Dates: 

May 6 - 7, 2024 - virtual - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET

Who should participate?

For district teams considering a Portrait of a Graduate, undertaking the development or activating an existing Portrait. Individuals, teams of 2 or teams of up to 5 may register.



March 11 to May 7, 2024

Please see Registration Details section to learn more about individual and team based participation options.
Register Today


  • Debbie Magee

    Director, Leadership Network

    AASA, The School Superintendents Association



 Webinar Recording

From Vision to Reality: Insights from the Portrait of a Graduate Journey

Regardless of where your community stands in its journey—whether you're embarking on crafting a Portrait of a Graduate or already have one in motion—each stage presents invaluable lessons. This engaging conversation promises to illuminate the transformative potential of the Portrait of a Graduate for your district’s educational landscape.

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