Academy District 20, one of the nation’s premier school districts, seeks a dynamic and visionary leader to serve as its ninth Superintendent of Schools. Incorporated in 1959, the district has a proud lineage of inspirational leaders who have solidified its reputation as the “Peak of Excellence.” Located along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado Springs, CO, the district encompasses 130 square miles and operates 43 schools, including two charter schools, five pre-schools, 22 elementary schools, nine middle schools and seven high schools. District schools also include a School in the Woods, hybrid/online schools, an elementary and high school located on the U.S. Air Force Academy, a pre-K-12 campus, the Home School Academy and one of the state’s longest-established charter schools. Throughout the past decade, the district has grown significantly. Current enrollment is approximately 26,200 students and growing.
A site-based district, Academy District 20 attracts many choice students and provides unique programs and innovative curriculum, including Chinese immersion, Integrated Arts Academies, Project Based Learning, Cybersecurity/Coding and International Baccalaureate. Academy District 20 has been Accredited with Distinction, Colorado’s highest accolade, for more than a decade and consistently ranks as one of the state’s strongest school districts. Student performance, graduation rates and college placement success represent district hallmarks.
To successfully lead this high performing school district, interested candidates must possess visionary leadership, exemplary communication, and a record of proven achievement with a passion for building relationships.
Screening begins in January with a Leadership Profile Report available on the district website in early February. A regionally competitive compensation package will be offered. The official start date is July 1, 2019.
A slate has been presented to the Board.
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