Being part of the Winthrop University-School Partnership Network means shared benefits to all parties. While type and level of engagement may differ by site, a commitment to the Partnership Network goals results in teacher growth and improved student achievement. To learn more about the Partnership Network, consider viewing the PowerPoint overview as well as the selection rubric used to assess new school applications.
The application process for new schools to join the Network occurs in December/January.
Partnership Network Levels
Professional Development School (PDS)
Partner Schools (PS)
Content Area Assemblies (CAA)
Satellite Schools are schools within the partnering districts not identified as PDS or PS, but with access to most professional learning opportunities. No application is necessary for identification as a Satellite School.
It is highly recommended that schools interested in joining the Partnership Network request a presentation for school staff on the benefits and commitments of the collaboration. If interest is maintained, schools submit the materials below to the Partnership Network office. Applications for new schools to join the Network are typically accepted in late fall for the next academic year.
Moving from Partner School to Professional
At certain times, it is possible for a Partner School to apply to move to Professional Development School status. Schools interested in increasing their commitment to the PDS level should complete the online application. Applications due Friday, March 23.
Congratulations to our new Partner Schools for 2018-2019: Oakdale Elementary and Old Pointe Elementary!
Mark your calendars!! Date set for 9th Annual Partnership Conference for Educational Renewal - June 10, 2019. Wondering what the conference is all about...watch our highlight video from past conferences.
What does it mean to be a principal in a Partnership Network school? Read an overview of the administrator's role for active engagement.