Become a High School Partner
Project Advance is a collaboration between Syracuse University and high schools. Here’s how to become a SUPA partner:
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STEP 1: Contact us.
E-mail or call (315.443.2404) any of Project Advance’s course administrators directly to discuss questions you might have about partnering with us:
- Jerry Edmonds (College Learning Strategies, Computer Engineering, Economics, NEW COURSES: Introduction to Animation & Game Development, Personal Finance)
- John Fiset (Chemistry, Forensic Science, Psychology)
- Bill Newell (Calculus, Earth Science, Languages, Statistics)
- Chris Parish (English/Writing, Presentational Speaking, Sociology)
- Eric Young (Accounting, American History, Biology, Entrepreneurship, Information Technologies (Web Design), Physics, Public Affairs, NEW COURSE: Sport Management)
STEP 2: Attend an Information Session
Teachers and administrators should attend one of our fall information sessions to become acquainted with everything involved in the process, such as course design, teacher qualifications, summer training, student qualifications, required facilities, and class scheduling.
- To apply to attend a 2012 Information Session, click here.
- For more information or a schedule of information sessions, click here.
- Slides from the Fall 2011 information session can be found here.
NOTE: It is not mandatory for a high school to attend an information session in order to become a partner. If you have missed the fall information sessions, move on to step 3 below, or if you require more information, contact the SUPA office at email@example.com or 315.443.2404.
STEP 3: Complete a New School Application
- The new school application for US schools can be found here.
- The new school application for international schools can be found here.
NOTE: You also must send us a copy of your Course Guide (send to Melissa Lowry at firstname.lastname@example.org). Project Advance administrators will review your Application and Course Guide; once your school has been approved for participation, an approval letter will be issued.
STEP 4: Summer Institute Training
Once your school has been approved, it is time to prepare for your teachers to participate in a Summer Institute by having them complete the online application.
- The Summer Institute application for US teachers can be found here.
- The Summer Institute application for international teachers can be found here.
All documentation—including a complete online application, photocopies of transcripts, and letters of recommendation—must be received in the Project Advance office before the application can be submitted for approval.
SU faculty from the relevant subject area will review each teacher application and approve or deny it. The instructor will be notified of their status and given pertinent information regarding the training schedule and any coursework that may be necessary prior to attending the workshop.
We recommend submitting at least three teacher applications for each course to be offered in your high school, so there is a qualified backup staff member for each course. Generally, a master’s degree and five years of classroom experience are required.
Project Advance offers Summer Institute training at no charge to school districts. The only costs incurred by schools that send teachers to training is for travel, room, and board.
NOTE: A discounted rate at the Sheraton University Hotel is available for all Summer Institute participants. SUPA provides all workshop materials and text.
STEP 5: Implementation
Teachers who successfully participate in the Summer Institute and complete all required paperwork and assignments become certified Syracuse University adjunct instructors, eligible to teach the course(s) to qualified students in their high school.
Prior to the start of the academic year, the principal will be contacted to determine when the course(s) are to be offered and will receive by mail a copy of SUPA’s Administrative and Guidance Binder.
As a new partner with Syracuse University Project Advance, your technology department will need to be advised of online resources for students, staff, and instructors. We have identified a number of sites that must be added to your school’s white list of acceptable Internet destinations. These will be utilized throughout the academic year. For a PDF version of the sites, click on the link below. If you have concerns or require additional information, e-mail Avinash Kadaji, Software Engineer, at email@example.com.