Ambassador Academy

  • The Sherman ISD Ambassador Academy is designed to educate citizens interested in learning more about public education and Sherman ISD. The annual program will provide community members with a better understanding of the operations of the school district and create a foundation for active engagement and involvement in SISD. Participants will be provided with learning opportunities related to:

    • District governance, including the role of the School Board 

    • School finance and management of district resources

    • Teaching, learning and student opportunities

    • School operations and support for students

    • Opportunities and challenges in Sherman ISD

    • Sherman’s growth and how it applies to the district

    The goal is to create a community of informed leaders who are engaged in public education and can actively advocate for SISD students and staff. By the end of the program, ambassadors will be empowered to help educate the community about how public schools function, the unique needs of Sherman ISD and why our school district is a great place for students to learn and grow.

    Program Details

    The program is free and open to parents, community members, business, civic, and faith-based leaders, and others interested in gaining insight into SISD. Participants must live in Sherman ISD and be at least 18 years of age. SISD employees are not eligible to apply.

    To receive the full benefit of the program, ambassadors are expected to attend and engage in all sessions.

2024-25 Application & Program Dates

  • Please review the 2024-25 program dates and complete the application linked below by Friday, August 9, 2024 if you are interested in joining the inaugural class of Ambassador Academy for the 2024-25 school year!

    To allow for active participation and meaningful conversation at class meetings, only 18 applicants will be accepted into the program each year. Applicants may apply in future years if they are not initially accepted. Selection will be based on school/community involvement, the desire to support the mission and vision of Sherman ISD, and the applicant’s background to ensure diverse representation across SISD campuses and stakeholder groups.

    Applicants will be contacted by August 30, 2024 regarding the status of their application. 

    Apply for Ambassador Academy

    Program Dates

    There will be a total of five, half-day classes during the 2024-25 school year, along with graduation in April. These sessions will be held at the Sherman ISD Service Center, 2701 Loy Lake Road, in classroom A148.

    Tuesday, September 17, 2024
    9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

    Tuesday, October 15, 2024
    9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

    Tuesday, November 19, 2024
    9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

    Tuesday, January 21, 2025
    9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

    Tuesday, February 18, 2025
    9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

    Tuesday, April 29, 2025 - Graduation
    5 p.m. to 7 p.m.