School Building Leader Certification Program for Small Schools & Charter Schools
The Renaissance Charter School, one of New York’s leading charter schools, is co-sponsoring a 25-credit program for educators interested in earning New York State certification as a School Building Leader (SBL). Interviews for admission to the program will be held on October 3, 2006. Graduates of the program will be qualified to serve as supervisors and administrators in the growing number of small schools and charter schools which have opened in recent years.
The program was launched during the 2005-2006 school year as a collaborative effort of Renaissance, The College of Saint Rose, and the Center for Integrated Teacher Education (CITE). In the first year of operation ten students completed the program. The second cohort will begin classes on October 14th. Classes, for the most part, take the form of full Saturday sessions at Renaissance and are highly affordable. All classes are taught by leaders in the small schools and charter schools movements. The entire program can be completed in one year.
Appointments for the interviews can be made by contacting CITE at 888-222-3016.
The Renaissance Charter School is a K-12 school of 520 students in the heart of Jackson Heights. It was founded in 1993 as a “New Visions” school and converted to charter status in 2000. With its motto of “Developing Leaders for the Renaissance of New York,” Renaissance has played a leading role in implementing educational innovation in the city.