CSET Professional Learning


Applications for the 2019 Hollyhock Fellow cohort are now closed. All applicants will be notified March 1, 2019 of their status. 

Please click on the downloadable PDF below if you wish to preview our application.


  • Apply as a high school teacher during your 2nd through 7th year of teaching in the classroom with 2-4 other teachers from your same school (maximum team size is 5 including applicant)
  • Teach at a high school where at least 50% of the students qualify for free and reduced lunch
  • Maintain at least a part-time classroom teaching position at your current school site in 1 of the 4 content areas (English, history/social science, math, science) for the duration of the two-year fellowship
  • Live in residence for the entire institute both summers -- no late arrivals/early departures for personal or professional reasons
  • Participate in and prepare fully for all of the school-year, video-conference coaching sessions
  • Have access to a computer or tablet that can support the technology interface
  • A belief in equitable outcomes for all students
  • Commitment to professional growth as a  classroom teacher and as a leading teacher beyond the classroom
  • Investment in collaborating with school team and fellowship cohort to have a positive impact within a school and in the profession
  • Support from school administration to participate fully each summer and school year and bring what  you learned back to campus
  • Share information about yourself as a classroom teacher, your school, and district by responding to a series of multiple-choice questions.
  • Answer four short answer questions (1500 character limit per question)
    • What brought you to teaching as a career and what, specifically, compelled you to teach in the community in which your school resides?
    • What are your goals for improving your teaching? How do those goals align with the features of the Hollyhock Fellowship Program?
    • What are some of the challenges you face in supporting students to learn at your school, and what is your role in ensuring all students learn?
    • How will your school team work together throughout the fellowship, and in what ways will your team make an impact on your school as a result of your Hollyhock experience?
  • Create a 2-minute video with your school team that is creative and personal in its approach and includes
    • How the team anticipates benefitting from the Hollyhock Fellowship
    • What your team will bring back to your school for your colleagues and students
    • Why your team will contribute to the Hollyhock community
  • Request two people to serve as references (one school administrator and one colleague) who can respond to the following four statements about the applicant and write a short paragraph explaining their ratings.
    • Please rate your level of agreement with the following four statements: Strongly agree, agree, neutral, disagree, strongly disagree
      • This applicant is a highly effective early-career teacher whom colleagues and students deeply respect.
      • This applicant is likely to continue to work and grow as a classroom teacher at our school for at least the next two school years.
      • This applicant is a conscientious and collaborative team player who follows through on commitments and responds to email/other forms of communication in a timely manner.
      • This applicant is open to feedback to improve their instructional practice.
  • Applications open October 15, 2018 and close January 15, 2019 for the 2019 Hollyhock Fellow cohort.
  • Applicants and their school team members will be notified the first week of March if they have been accepted, waitlisted, or declined.
  • School teams have one week to accept or decline their invitations.
  • Waitlisted teams will be invited on a rolling basis from April to June IF accepted teams decline or have to withdraw from the fellowship.

Newly Accepted Fellows (2019 Cohort) | July 7-20, 2019
Returning Fellows (2018 Cohort) | July 14-27, 2019