Substitute Teacher
Job Type

Ascent Classical Academy of Northern Colorado is seeking substitute teachers to assist faculty members in its newly-constructed K-10 campus in Windsor, Colorado, near Fort Collins.

Substitute Teachers work closely with each teacher in his/her assigned grade level(s). These positions require a highly organized, disciplined, and motivated individual to help support teachers in their routine administrative duties so teachers are able to focus on instruction. This position is responsible for a variety of duties, including reinforcing instruction, supervising students (including at recess and lunch as needed), substitute teaching, assisting with before- and after-school supervision and carline, and other duties as assigned.

Substitute teachers are responsible for modeling, implementing, and continuously improving in the following areas:

  • Support and supplement the educational program in the classroom, under a teacher’s direction
  • Research and gather resources and materials need for lessons
  • Contribute to the moral and intellectual environment of the school
  • Work effectively with faculty and other staff as a team to improve the teacher’s instruction
  • Understand and adhere to the principles of classical education
  • Develop the intellect and personal character of each student to the utmost of his or her ability
  • Communicate verbally and in writing clearly, precisely and grammatically
  • Speak of and model character in terms of the School’s core virtues
  • Require students to speak in turn
  • Prevent any student from disrupting the class by using the established disciplinary procedures
  • Assist the teacher in requiring students to be respectful, attentive and participatory
  • Enforce the dress code
  • Be sensitive to problems as they are developing and intervene immediately

About Ascent Classical Academies

Ascent Classical Academies is a growing K-12 classical school network based in Colorado. Our schools offer an American Classical Education based on the Core Knowledge framework and scope and sequence developed by the Barney Charter School Initiative of Hillsdale College. Ascent Classical schools currently serve approximately 1,700 students in K-12 campuses located in the Denver and Fort Collins areas of Colorado, with significant expansion planned throughout Colorado and beyond. Our schools offer a well-rounded liberal arts and classical education grounded in virtue and supporting the ideas and philosophy behind the American Founding.

Desired Start Date: immediately

Compensation Range and Particulars:  $110 - $160 per day, highly dependent on skill and experience

Schedule and Classification: As desired.  Ascent Classical Academies contracts with a third-party substitute provider, Tagg Education, for the provision, scheduling, and compensation of substitute teachers.  Tagg allows Ascent substitutes to choose whether to make themselves available to substitute only at Ascent schools, or if desired, to substitute at other schools in addition.  Substitute teachers are paid as 1099 contractors by Tagg Education, and are not employees of Ascent Classical Academies.  Read more at 


Qualified candidates will demonstrate high moral character and embrace the virtues of a democratic society. They will also foster professional friendships with faculty and staff, seek collaborative relationships with parents, and mentor students in the pursuit of their own flourishing. These positions also require:

  • High school diploma (Associates degree or higher is preferred)
  • 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 and ACA’s mission and vision
  • Commitment to model moral character in line with the school’s core virtues and the pursuit of the Good, True, and Beautiful
  • Dedication to enhance the school’s culture of excellence and seek the good of the entire team
  • Desire to deliver prompt, courteous, and superior customer service of the school’s faculty, staff, administration, students and families
  • Adherence to all ACA policies, including but not limited to the Employee Handbook, Family Handbook, and all applicable school policies
  • Punctuality and attendance
  • Initiative and effort
  • Professionalism in appearance and speech
  • Cheerful attendance to other duties as assigned by the teacher or administration

In addition, substitute who teaches reading to students in K-3 is required to comply with the Colorado READ Act. Free training from the Colorado Department of Education is available. See CDE Guidance for READ Act compliance.