Leadership Development
Internal Administrative Selection Process - AP Candidate

Process to become an Approved Assistant Principal Candidate


Applicants must be approved as candidates with Pasco County Schools to be considered for assistant principal vacancies.  


Internal Candidate Selection Process - Required documentation:

Fall Application Window: September 5 - September 15, 2023

Fall Interviews : September 27 and 28, 2023.


Spring Application Window: February 5 - February 16, 2024

Spring Interviews : February 27 and 29, 2024.


Summer Application Window: May 22 - May 29, 2024

Summer Interviews: June 5, 2024

All required documentation must be submitted before the job ad closes to be considered during the application window.


Phase 1:  

  • Effective teaching experience (a rating of effective or higher on the two most recent annual performance evaluations).
  • Certificate in Educational Leadership
  • Completed application including the following required documentation:
    • Updated resume to reflect current position and experience 
    • Two recent references, at least one from a current principal or supervisor
  • A candidate interested in the AP eligibility process may not apply if any of the following have occurred: 
    • Formal Level Discipline within the past five years
    • Violation of Board Policy 3124.01 – Reasonable Suspicion Drug Testing Program
    • A finding by the Office of Professional Practices Services (FLDOE) 


Phase 2: 

  • Participate in simulations, interview and group problem solving during scheduled times 
  • Upon completion of phase 2, Assistant Principal eligibility will be determined, and applicants will be notified of their status 


*Applicants may not apply to the eligibility process during consecutive application windows. At least one application window must pass before an applicant can reapply. 

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