Upper School Classics (Latin) Teacher (Lone Tree)
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Ascent Classical Academy of Douglas County seeks a classics and Latin teacher at its campus in Lone Tree, Colorado in the south Denver metro area. The candidate must have a strong background in the Latin language, having majored in classics, classical history, or a related discipline with substantial coursework in Latin. The ability to teach other subjects related to the classics (e.g., literature, history, Greek, or another foreign language) would be an advantage.

At Ascent Classical Academies, Latin is a required course in grades six through eight, and high-school students must take a full year of Latin to graduate. Often students will take Latin through the senior year.

About Ascent Classical Academies

Ascent Classical Academies is a growing K-12 classical charter school network based in Colorado. Our schools offer an American Classical Education and are affiliated with the Barney Charter School Initiative at Hillsdale College. Ascent Classical Academy Charter Schools currently serve approximately 1,500 students in K-12 campuses located in the Denver and Fort Collins areas of Colorado, with significant expansion planned throughout Colorado and the West. Ascent Classical Academy 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: August 1, 2023 

Compensation Range and Particulars: $41,000 to $55,000 annually, highly dependent on experience and work load.

Schedule and Classification: Full-Time Exempt

Benefits Available:

  • Employee coverage for group medical, dental, and vision plan; dependent coverage available
  • Health savings account with employer contributions
  • Short- and long-term disability and life insurance plans
  • Retirement investment account with employer match
  • Paid time off
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Free employee benefit and healthcare guidance through HealthJoy
  • Paid leave for qualifying events under the Family Medical Leave Act and the Colorado FAMLI law and Healthy Families and Workplaces Act
  • Robust teacher training including several weeks of on-site training
  • Performance pay available


Qualified candidates will have a strong background in the subject matter, demonstrate high moral character and embrace the virtues of a democratic society. The successful candidate will also foster professional friendships with faculty and staff, seek collaborative relationships with parents, and mentor students in the pursuit of their own flourishing.  

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher
  • For co-curricular subjects, at least 36 hours of higher education credit in the subject area of instruction (alternatively, a passing grade in a content exam)
  • Eligibility to work in the United States
  • After offer is accepted, satisfactory background check as required by state law and Colorado Dept. 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
  • Adherence to all ACA policies, including but not limited to the Employee Handbook, Family Handbook (Board policies), and all applicable school and board policies

A teacher's license is neither required nor preferred.