Horizon Leadership Academy U.P. | Michigan Association of Superintendents & Administrators

MASA’s Central Office Endorsement Program for the Leaders of Michigan’s Public Schools & Districts

The Horizon U.P. Leadership Academy focuses on strengthening leadership skills and strategies for superintendents, aspiring superintendents, central office administrators and building administrators. This MDE-approved program gives participants the opportunity to follow two routes to earn the credentials they need to excel and grow on the job:

  • A Central Office Endorsement or a Central Office Enhancement on a current Administrator Certificate
  • An Administrator Certificate with a Central Office Endorsement

Throughout your Horizon Leadership experience, you will utilize job-embedded opportunities to practice what you learn, as well as experience growth in your practice working with peers. The program curriculum is based on scaffolded learning in four areas:

  • Leadership
  • Situational leadership
  • Values and beliefs
  • Strategic action around student learning and achievement.

Participants will engage in learning and skill development during all sessions. Topics include:

  • Leadership – How do I lead?
  • The role and work of the superintendent and central office leaders
  • The impact of values and beliefs on an individual and an organization
  • A fact-finding and strategic action planning process to identify system strengths and barriers surrounding student learning and achievement

Participants who are not superintendents are required to submit a letter of authorization from their superintendent to participate in the Horizon U.P. Leadership Academy. Participants are required to complete Horizon U.P. Year 1 before they can register for Horizon U.P. Year 2.

Dates & locations for 2018-19 Horizon U.P.

All sessions are scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will be held at Delta Schoolcraft ISD,  2525 3rd Avenue S., Escanaba.

Horizon U.P. Year 1

  • November 29-30, 2018
  • January 7-8, 2019
  • February 4-5, 2019
  • March 4-5, 2019
  • April 25-26, 2019

Horizon U.P. Year 2

Participants are required to complete Horizon U.P. Year 1 before they can register for Horizon U.P. Year 2.

  • November 5-6, 2018
  • December 6-7, 2018
  • January 31, 2019

Cost breakdown

Horizon U.P. Year 1

  • MASA member: $2,000
  • Non-member: $2,300

Horizon U.P. Year 2

  • MASA member with Administrator Certificate: $3,000
  • MASA member without Administrator Certificate: $4,000
  • Non-member with Administrator Certificate: $3,300
  • Non-member without Administrator Certificate: $4,300