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Great Hearts Academies has partnered with the Institute for Classical Education to help you realize your leadership potential to become an Exemplary School Leader.

Rooted in centuries of classical wisdom and decades of practical experience, APEX is a school leadership program designed to give you the skills you need to lead a virtue-centered learning community.

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  • APEX offers a unique online case-study approach to learning, that combines the profundity of classical wisdom with the power of modern management techniques.
  • Unlike standard leadership programs, APEX integrates the nuts and bolts of school management with a virtue-focused, Aristotelian-inspired curriculum.
  • Actualize your potential and help build the community of classical schools.

What will you learn?

  • Become an exemplary school leader, combining practical wisdom (phronesis) with managerial competence.
  • Learn to build and manage teams and people.
  • Acquire the necessary managerial skills needed to run a school.
  • Master the fundamentals of strategic marketing, school governance, enrollment, hiring, and community relations.
  • Learn how to build and nurture a classically-based, virtue-centered school culture.
  • Join a network and community of classical school leaders.

Who is APEX for?

  • Teachers who aspire to become school leaders.
  • Current leaders or administrators who want to advance their career.

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Course Overview:

Course I: Mastering Fundamental Leadership Challenges

October 2021

In this course, you will master a set of fundamental leadership skills through the analysis of a Case Study written specifically for APEX. You will learn how to build a leadership team, guide faculty, and inspire parents and students, while at the same time cultivating a classically-focused school culture, centered on Aristotelian virtues.

Course II: The Nuts and Bolts of Managing a School

February 2021

In this course, you will acquire the managerial skills necessary to run a school—budgeting, scheduling, facilities, running meetings, communicating to parents, teachers, and students, and so on. Unlike other school leadership programs, we integrate the practical challenges of managing a school within the practices of nurturing a positive, virtue-centered school culture.

Course III: Strategic Thinking for School Leaders

May 2022

Course Three prepares you to deal with the dynamic and often undefined challenges of strategic school leadership. Topics include strategic marketing, school governance, enrollment, hiring, community relations, and the goals of education in contemporary life.

Course IV: Leading Your First School

October 2022

Course Four prepares you to lead your first school. You will develop a portfolio of tools, with the plans and procedures to set up, build, and nurture a classical, virtue-centered school culture.

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