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City on a Hill Charter School (Circuit Street)

City on a Hill Charter Public School

Roxbury , Massachusetts (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 2871128
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted: November 29, 2017
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

About City on a Hill (CoaH)
City on a Hill graduates responsible, resourceful, and respectful democratic citizens prepared for college and to advance community, culture, and commerce, and to compete in the 21st century. We do so by emphasizing academic achievement, citizenship, teacher leadership, and public accountability.
City on a Hill began with a single high school in Boston, opening its doors in 1995. Currently we have three locations: Circuit Street (Roxbury, MA) Dudley Square (Roxbury, MA) and New Bedford. All schools are tuition free and open to all students by lottery. Our continued expansion plans aim at opening more schools in Massachusetts’ high-need Gateway Cities to close the achievement gap in grades 9-12 and attain 100 % college completion.
Join our nationally recognized team of innovative and collegial educators serving an urban population of students in Boston that is made up of 97% ethnic minorities. We are fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body.
Role Description:
Teaching 4 sections of a subject, with separate preparations, depending upon the results of summer school and the final school schedule.
Collaborate with the English department to plan lessons, create/update lesson plans, save all updates and creations to the City on a Hill server.
Implement school wide systems, such as beginning of class routines, merits/demerits, writing across curriculum, as well as any additional academic initiatives implemented at the school or network level.
Maintain accurate and transparent records of student work in the school’s Student Information System
Design and implement high quality assessment of student learning.
Attend all Town Meetings, department day meetings, and weekly faculty meetings.
Attend all grade level and IEP meetings of the students in all sections.
Attend subject and/or grade level field trips as appropriate.
Attend quarterly parent/advisor nights, graduation, and other required school events
Member of an assigned Professional Development Group and participant in City on a Hill’s Peer Observation Program.
Collaborate with SpEd teachers and ESL teachers to ensure appropriate adjustments to curriculum, instruction, and assessment are implemented and attend Learning Network team meetings for all students in sections.
Required Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree and minimum 1 year of related experience
Preliminary MA teaching certification or working toward earning MA certification
Preferred Qualifications
Experience preferred, particularly in an urban setting
SEI or RETELL endorsement
The City on a Hill Instructional Philosophy and Background:
City on a Hill is a Network of teacher-centered charter public high schools in Boston and New Bedford dedicated to improving urban education and getting all of its graduates into and through college. One of the original fourteen charter public schools in the Commonwealth, City on a Hill schools have college-prep standards within a traditional, rigorous curriculum. Students must not only pass their class work to receive credit, they must also demonstrate mastery by demonstrating they are “proficient” in each class through juried end-of-year assessments. City on a Hill students, almost all of who are Black and Hispanic and over 80 percent of whom are eligible for free and reduced lunch, have demonstrated well above average on standardized academic outcomes and as a result has attained significant academic achievements.
City on a Hill Charter Public Schools are high schools determined to teach each and every one of its students the academic skills he or she will need to succeed in college and beyond. Our school leaders, faculty, and students are committed and ready to dedicate the time, energy, and hard work to achieve the school’s mission. The school’s mission is predicated on the belief that not only can all students learn, but all students must learn in order to embrace their rights and responsibilities as American citizens and acquire the academic and cultural capitol to improve their community.
Additional Information
It is the policy of City on a Hill Charter Public Schools to obtain all available Federal and State background information through both SAFIS (Statewide Applicant Fingerprint Identification Services) and CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information), as allowed by law, of all employees and prospective employees of the school. Any fees associated with such background checks will be the responsibility of the individual.
City on a Hill Charter Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by the law.
Salaries are commensurate with education and experience.
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  • Welcome to City on a Hill Charter School (Circuit Street)!

    CITY ON A HILL graduates responsible, resourceful, and respectful democratic citizens prepared for college and to advance community, culture, and commerce, and to compete in the 21st century.

    Who We Are

    • A 280-seat charter public high school in the Dudley Square neighborhood of Roxbury, MA.
    • City on a Hill graduates responsible, resourceful, and respectful democratic citizens prepared for college and to advance community, culture, and commerce, and to compete in the 21st century.
    • CoaH students are admitted by random lottery in the 9th grade only. For the 2012 lottery held in March, there were 880 applications for approximately 90 seats.
    Who We Serve
    • City on a Hill students come to us from all across the city, but primarily come from the Dorchester, Hyde Park, Mattapan, and Roxbury neighborhoods of Boston.
    • CoaH students like to be here: this year’s daily attendance rate is 94.3%.
    Some Recent Key Organizational Achievements:
    • In 2011, when comparing growth from 8th grade to 10th grade on the math MCAS exam, CoaH came in fourth of the 339 high schools measured in Massachusetts.
    • CoaH has been re-accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, and is currently the only accredited charter high school in Boston.
    • Since the first graduating class of 1998, 100% of City on a Hill graduates have been accepted to college.
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    Equal Opportunity Employer

    City on a Hill Charter Public School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • At least 1 year of relevant experience preferred
    • Undergraduate Certificate degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

    Contact Information

    • Cristin Berry
    • 58 Circuit Street
    • Roxbury, Massachusetts 02119

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