Urban Superintendents Academy
The Urban Superintendents Academy is designed for those who want to take on leadership roles in our nation's rapidly-growing urban areas. Help accelerate academic performance growth and be a champion for historically underrepresented and diverse populations.
AASA offers two cohorts of the Urban Superintendents Academy in collaboration with two premier universities:
Applications are due August 3, 2024
The AASA Howard University Urban Superintendents Academy is recognized as one of the premier programs in the country. Drawing on the strengths of its members and partners, AASA brings the most effective and inspiring thought leader practitioners to serve as instructors, mentors, and presenters
AASA Member Discounted Price: $6,000
The program fee includes an assigned mentor, all course materials, catered meals during the Academy meetings, access to all online course materials, collaboration tools and relevant resources.
Applications are due August 3, 2024
Our distinct partnership with the University of Southern California is aimed to bolster the effectiveness of school district leadership in our nation’s urban areas.
AASA Member Discounted Price: $6,500
The program fee includes an assigned mentor, all course materials, catered meals during the Academy meetings, access to all online course materials, collaborations tools and relevant resources.
To ensure participants are fully equipped for the challenges and opportunities of urban superintendent positions, the Urban Superintendents Academy welcomes all applicants yet will focus on underrepresented groups. The national program’s goal is to prepare superintendents for the demands of the urban environment and address the reality that less than 10 percent of our nation’s superintendents are persons of color.
- Prepare for and successfully acquire a position as an urban superintendent.
- Delineate and apply key skills of 21st century leadership.
- Address critical problems and issues facing all urban superintendents today in a strategic and creative way.
- Deal effectively and creatively with community relations and politics in the urban setting.
- Use a range of 21st century facilitative skills to deal with organizational politics and relationship building in the urban school system.
- Become a strategic leader who consistently demonstrates critical reasoning, problem solving and creativity.
- Learn how to effectively work with the board of education.
In-Person Meeting Dates
August 16, 2024 - Washington, DC - Urban Summit
March 4-5, 2025 - at the 2025 National Conference on Education
May 16-17, 2025 - Alexandria, VA - Capstone Presentations
Virtual Meeting Dates
September 21, 2024
October 19, 2024
November 16, 2024
December 14, 2024
January 18, 2025
March 15, 2025
April 12, 2025
In-Person Meeting Dates:
August 16, 2024- Urban Summit- Howard University- Washington, DC (optional)
September 2024 (Date TBD)- Retreat- University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Virtual Meeting Dates:
September 9, 2023 - 7:30 pm ET - 9:30 pm ET- Orientation
September 30, 2024 -7:30 pm ET - 9:30 pm ET
October 14, 2024 -7:30 pm ET - 9:30 pm ET
October 28, 2024 -7:30 pm ET - 9:30 pm ET
November 4, 2024 -7:30 pm ET - 9:30 pm ET
November 18, 2024 -7:30 pm ET - 9:30 pm ET
December 2, 2024 -7:30 pm ET - 9:30 pm ET
December 16, 2024 -7:30 pm ET - 9:30 pm ET
January 13, 2025 -7:30 pm ET - 9:30 pm ET
January 27, 2025 -7:30 pm ET - 9:30 pm ET
February 10, 2025 -7:30 pm ET - 9:30 pm ET
February 24, 2025 -7:30 pm ET - 9:30 pm ET
March 4-5, 2025 -7:30 pm ET - 9:30 pm ET
March 31, 2025 -7:30 pm ET - 9:30 pm ET
April 7, 2025 -7:30 pm ET - 9:30 pm ET
April 21, 2025 -7:30 pm ET - 9:30 pm ET
May 5, 2025 -7:30 pm ET - 9:30 pm ET
May 12, 2025 -7:30 pm ET - 9:30 pm ET
The Rossier School of Education at USC has a long and proud legacy of training educational leaders who serve in school districts throughout the nation. Through our partnership with AASA we are able to bring our expertise to prepare a new generation of urban district leaders to confront the most complex challenges facing schools today.Pedro Noguera
If you want to be a change agent, if you want to see all children be successful, and more importantly, those children who historically have been disadvantaged, if you want to push your own thinking and your own perception of reality, then you need to join the urban superintendents program.Kimberly Mackey
August 16, 2024 to June 2, 2025
See Academy Details and Dates section for additional information and application links.
Program Manager, Leadership Network
AASA, The School Superintendents Association
10th Annual AASA/Howard/USC-Rossier Urban Superintendents Academy- Urban Summit
The 2024 Urban Summit will take place on August 16, 2024 in Washington, D.C.!