Website Aurora Academic Charter School

K-12 Public Charter School

 

High School Teachers
Application Deadline: 4:30 P.M. on May 23, 2021
OPEN COMPETITION
(all qualified candidates are invited to apply)

Competition 2022-
Level Grades 9-12; specifically 30-1 and AP programming experience
Location  Aurora Academic Charter High School (AACS)
14904 123 AVE NW, Edmonton, AB.
Contract Full Time, probationary
Start Date August 22, 2022
End Date June 29, 2023

Job Details
Aurora Academic Charter School is expanding to include high school programming,
beginning with grade 10 in 2022/2023. Subsequent years will add grade 11 and grade 12
programming. AACS is a Kindergarten-12 public school that believes students can achieve
excellence within a direct instruction environment. High School enrolment is approximately
150 in the first year, and class sizes are approximately 28 students. All members are expected
to care for students as individuals, and to demonstrate and model empathy, compassion, and
respect. The purpose of AACS High School is to empower learning excellence, and we will
offer 10-1, 20-1, 30-1 and AP programming. Please visit the school website at
www.auroraschool.ca/highschool to learn more about the unique program offered at Aurora
School.

The small initial teaching staff will be key to building the sense of community and culture
within the school, and will have a wide range of responsibilities. Teachers will need to be
flexible, adaptable, and keen to work with others. While teachers will need to be subject
matter experts, their leadership and team-building skills will be just as important to the
success of the school. There is an open door policy with administration, and classes will be
observed as part of professional development as well as to mentor others. School safety is
paramount, so teachers will contribute to the supervision and safety plan as well as having
supervision responsibilities. Staff are responsible for building relationships with parents and
keeping them informed about student progress, strengths, and specific strategies for growth.

All members of the school community are expected to contribute to a feeling of belonging
and a passion for learning. Teachers are responsible for creating and maintaining a positive
learning environment and building professional relationships with students, staff, and
parents. Quality teaching is not only providing instruction in subject content, but also
employing effective motivational strategies to encourage all students to achieve their highest
potential. Teachers will need to vary the instructional strategies, motivational techniques, and
remediation strategies depending on the needs of their students with a goal to enhancing
academic achievement. As a student-centred school, teachers will investigate the previous
achievement levels, motivation, and goals of their students and use research-informed
strategies to inform instructional plans.

Each teacher will have a homeroom to build a sense of community and belonging at the
school. Homeroom teachers will be involved in helping students to identify career goals and
aspirations, so they can help to motivate them academically and build connections outside
the school. While administration, supervisors, and individual teachers are responsible for
dealing with discipline issues as they happen, homeroom teachers will act as a central point
of contact to ensure the school maintains a close connection and cohesive understanding of
each student. Homeroom teachers will also spend professional development time developing
a toolkit to help them to identify and target students who may need additional support.

If you are looking for an adventure, have a passion to help students, and want to help build a
program that is one of the best in the province we invite you to apply. Please include
information about what extracurricular activities and options courses you would be
interested in providing. Aurora School has a collective agreement and follows the provincial
limits on assignable and teaching time. We believe that staff wellness is a priority, and offer a
competitive benefits package.

General Qualifications
● Education Degree from an accredited institution
● Successful teaching experience in grades 10-12
● Experience in 30-1 and AP courses would be beneficial
● Experience in a homeroom environment would be beneficial

Supporting Documentation Required
● Cover letter, including vision of improving student learning
● Resume
● Recent performance review
● Copy of Teaching Certificate

Applications and supporting documents can be submitted online or emailed to:
J. Harman, Principal
jharman@auroraschool.ca

 

All completed applications received by the deadline will be considered.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
INTERVIEWS ARE SCHEDULED FOR May 24th, 25th and 26th.

PDF Copy Of This Job Posting

To apply for this job email your details to jharman@auroraschool.ca