Achievement First believes that best practices for closing the achievement gap at scale should be shared and replicated. With that in mind, Achievement First and New Haven Public Schools co-designed the Residency Program for School Leadership to recruit, train and support a corps of future leaders for New Haven Public Schools. The program has now expanded to prepare future leaders for Hartford Public Schools and Bridgeport Public Schools. The Residency Program is a unique opportunity for talented teachers and school leaders to learn and leverage best practices from both the public charter school and traditional district school sectors. The program follows a medical school rotation model and includes experiential residencies, cutting-edge workshops and intense individualized coaching. Residents receive full salary and benefits during the program year, and they are deemed placement-ready upon successful completion of the residency year for leadership roles in the highest-need schools throughout New Haven, Hartford and Bridgeport to drive breakthrough student achievement. The Residency Program for School Leadership is guided by leaders in both the Achievement First network and its partner school districts.