2023 Growth Accelerator Application


Please complete the application below to apply for the 2023 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 Alexis Hardy at ahardy@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

Note about Accelerate Summer Institute:

The Accelerator program starts with Accelerate Summer Institute (July/August 2023). This time acts as the academic foundation for principals and their leadership teams. Every year, Accelerator Principals share that Summer Institute is one of the most important and helpful experiences, allowing them the space to reflect, learn, connect, grow, and prepare their strategic plans for the upcoming school year. 

Accelerator Principals attend 10 days of Summer Institute; leadership team members complete certain courses during that time but do not attend the full Institute. 

We will share proposed dates in the spring. Please note that if there is a conflict with CPS Leadership Institute, we will work with leaders and their managers to determine a schedule that works for all.

If you have questions, please contact Alexis Hardy at ahardy@accelerateinstitute.org.

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 your 3 most recent positions. 
Job Entry 1

Ex: Chicago, IL

Job Entry 2

Ex: Chicago, IL

Job Entry 3

Ex: Chicago, IL