2022 Growth Accelerator Application

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Please complete the application below to apply for the 2022 Growth Accelerator. Our team is looking forward to learning more about you and your school in the coming weeks!

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Jamar Beyonu at jbeyonu@accelerateinstitute.org
Part 1: General Information

Please enter a numeric value only.
If you do not know your CPS School ID, click here to look it up.

Please enter a number only.

Please enter the names and titles of each member of your school's leadership team. Click 'Add another response' to add multiple members.

The people you identify should be individuals who are in the following roles: Director of Academics, Director of Culture, Director of Instruction, Assistant Principal, Academic Director, School Based Instructional Coaches and any other leaders that are in freed roles to coach and build teacher capacity.

These individuals should not have a teaching load of any kind and should have been identified to support you as the leader in co-leading instruction and culture work school-wide.

Part 2: Short-Response Questions

Part 3: Partnership Requirements

Important Dates for Principals and School Leadership Team Members:

(Please pencil in to your calendars now; if you have questions, please contact Jamar Beyonu at jbeyonu@accelerateinstitute.org)
  • July 11-15: Days 1-5 of Accelerate Summer Institute for Principals (virtual classroom); a complete schedule will be shared later in the spring, but for now we ask you to block off 9:00 am-5:00 pm on your calendar

  • July 11-15: Accelerator Leadership Team Members attend select sessions at Accelerate Summer Institute (virtual classroom - exact schedule TBD; expect to participate/complete about 3-4 sessions during the week)

  • July 19, 21, 26, 28, and August 2: Days 6-10 of Accelerate Summer Institute for Principals; please block off 9:00 am-5:00 pm on your calendar for each of these days

    Note: We are hoping to invite the cohort to gather in person on Tuesday, August 2; all other Accelerate Summer Institute dates are scheduled to take place via a virtual classroom.

Part 4: Job History
In order for our team to learn more about your professional experience, please share your job history here, starting with the position you held before becoming principal at your current school. Please enter up to 3 previous positions. 
Job Entry 1

Ex: Chicago, IL

Job Entry 2

Ex: Chicago, IL

Job Entry 3

Ex: Chicago, IL