The Aspiring Principals Program (APP) and Aspiring Assistant Principals Program (AAPP) are cohort-based professional development programs for District employees who aspire to assume the respective role of principal or assistant principal. The programs are designed to provide participants with a series of targeted sessions aligned to the LAUSD School Leadership Framework in the areas of instructional and operational leadership. APP participants build their leadership capacity through extensive practice using multiple sources of data to analyze school context and to develop an entry-plan for assuming the role of principal. AAPP participants build their leadership capacity through self-reflection, group discussions, seminars, and performance assignments.
For more information contact:
Email: Rosie Elmore - Aspiring Principals Program
Email: Alex Wagner - Aspiring Assistant Principals Program
The application process for the 2023-2024 cohort is now closed. We anticipate that the memoranda for the 2024-2025 cohorts will be released in late Spring 2023. If you are interested in being notified when the new memos are released in Spring 2024, please complete the Google Form here. Thank you.
The APP sessions are held bi-weekly in a Hybrid Model consisting of Synchronous (one- and one-half hours bi-weekly) and Asynchronous (two- and one-half hours bi-weekly). To view session dates, please refer to MEM 053500.5 for APP and MEM 053501.5 for AAPP.