© 2019 by School Leader Lab

This website was originally created by Sheyla Gyles and Zoe Valladares, two students attending Washington Leadership Academy

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HIGH SCHOOL PRACTICE EXCHANGE

The High School Practice Exchange (HSPX) builds the capacity of DC high school leaders to meet the complex demands of their schools by leveraging relative strengths across the sector. Principal participants will bring their expertise and challenges, and the School Leader Lab team will lay the groundwork for capacity building dialogue.

 

WHAT IS A PRACTICE EXCHANGE?

The School Leader Lab High School Practice Exchange (HSPX) builds the capacity of DC high school leaders to drive results at their schools by leveraging relative strengths across the sector. Participants will bring their expertise and challenges and the School Leader Lab team will lay the groundwork for capacity building dialogue. Ultimately, what leaders appreciate the most is the opportunity to get into the schools, learn from one another, and rally around the goal of improving practice for all secondary students in DC.

With community and capacity building dialogue at the core, we will work with each host school to structure visits to best meet their unique needs. We are confident in the quality of our consultancies, tuning protocols, and structured rounds, and we are open to adding to our own toolkit if a different structure fits the needs of the host school. Visiting school leaders will have the opportunity to use their perspective from the balcony to push host schools and reflect on their own practice. Host schools will benefit from getting feedback from peers who are knee deep in the work as well.

 

LOGISTICS
  • HSPX meets six mornings throughout the school year at host high school sites 

  • The School Leader Lab team will pre-meet with host schools to structure the visit and provide recommended next-steps after the visit

  • For the sake of continuity and cohort building, we ask that the principal of each participating organization commits to attending all sessions

  • Host schools are responsible for providing meeting space

  • Cost: $750 / participant to cover the cost of breakfast and materials

 POTENTIAL TOPICS
  • Graduation requirements and credit recovery

  • Parent engagement at the high school level

  • Chronic absenteeism and attendance intervention

  • College counseling and placement

 

2019-2020 DATES TBD
  • September 

  • October 

  • November

  • February

  • March 

  • April