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Humanities Teacher (Part time on Wednesdays)

Ascent Classical Academy Homeschool Enrichment
Posted: 04/05/2022
Salary/Range: $6,400-$8,000 annually
Location
Lone Tree, CO
Description:

The Homeschool Enrichment Program of Ascent Classical Academy of Douglas County seeks a part-time Literature and/or Logic teacher for its growing program in Lone Tree, Colorado, in the south Denver metro area. The Homeschool Enrichment Program is a tuition-free enrichment day offered to home-educated students in grades K-9th.

The Homeschool Enrichment Program is in need of qualified candidate(s) to teach a small group of 9th grade student during the program’s Wednesday enrichment program. A qualified candidate is invited to apply to teach both the Literature and the Logic class, or to select one of the two that they are most qualified to teach, as demonstrated by education or experience. The teacher will create their own lessons within our curriculum framework. All curriculum books and materials will be provided. Training, support and collaboration are a regular part of our staff culture. 

Literature

Literature explores the human condition in all its richness and variety. Students immersed in great books are better equipped to understand themselves well and to think critically about their culture. The study of good literature also builds what has been called the “moral imagination” in our students. Ascent teachers put the best poems, stories, and books in front of students in order to align their imagination to what is good, true, and beautiful. Teachers guide students through stories of courage and cowardice, virtue and vice, life and death. Students learn the human condition and the story that they will take part in. By developing the moral imagination, we raise up the child to be the character who looks for the light in dark places, stand with courage, and defend the good where others would shrink away.  

 

Logic:

Logic provides the training for students to learn how to reason with clarity, relevance, and purpose. It gives students tools to argue well. They will study and master logical fallacies, which will provide an essential lifetime framework for filtering good and bad reasoning as well as writing and speaking effectively. This mastery of informal logic is a foundational subject by which other subjects are evaluated, assessed, and learned. In this course, students study how reasoning goes wrong. By developing a framework that helps students detect fallacious reasoning, they will learn to navigate and filter propaganda and fallacies that they encounter.

Desired Start Date:  Training starts the week of August 15, 2022, and the program year lasts 38 weeks, ending at the end of May, 2023.   

 

Compensation Range and Schedule: $3,200 to $4,000 annually per class. For one class, a teacher will work approximately 3 hours per week, which includes in-person teaching time on Wednesdays (55 minutes), monthly staff meetings, as well as additional work for preparation and training.  

Requirements

Qualified candidates will have a strong background in the subject area and demonstrate high moral character. They will have previous classroom experience working with upper school students. They will demonstrate enthusiasm and knowledge of classical education, and expertise in the subject matter. They will desire to partner with parents and to mentor home-educated students in the pursuit of their own flourishing. Candidates should desire to work in a collaborative environment. They should be professional, well-organized, and rigorous in their own intellectual and moral development.

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher, or at least 36 hours of higher education in the subject area of instruction
  • Eligibility to work in the United States
  • After offer is accepted, satisfactory background check as required by state law and Colorado Department of Education
  • Conviction in the values of a rigorous liberal arts education
  • Loyalty to the school, classical education, and the mission and vision of Ascent Classical Academies
  • Commitment to model moral character in line with the school’s core virtues and the pursuit of the Good, True, and Beautiful
  • Adherence to all ACA policies, including but not limited to the Employee Handbook, Family Handbook, and all applicable school and board policies

A teacher’s license is neither required nor preferred.

To apply, please visit: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/988893

To Apply: khaanen@ascentclassical.org