Upper School Math Teacher (Lone Tree, CO)
Job Type
Full-time
Description

Ascent Classical Academy of Douglas County seeks upper school teachers for its K-12 Lone Tree campus in the south Denver metropolitan area.


At Ascent Classical Academies, teachers create their own lessons within the framework set by our content-rich curriculum, in collaboration with colleagues and in partnership with Hillsdale College's Barney Charter School Initiative. Teachers are dedicated to mastering the key elements of their instruction and to the intellectual and moral betterment of their students.  Ascent Classical Academies teachers take seriously their own moral and intellectual improvement, as part of a hard-working, supportive, and excellence-driven culture.  


Math 

The discipline of mathematics strips away all subjectivity regarding reality. Through the study of mathematics, the learner confronts the abstract and must engage in the uniquely human capacity for purely rational thought. Logic and reason in every discipline owe their structure to mathematical principles. In discovering and mastering these principles, the learner’s mind is shaped into a powerful tool of reason. Robust training in mathematics prepares the student to test possible truths against established principles, and even discover new truths by building on the work of those who have come before.

 

In the grammar stage, the learner is taught the bedrock ideas of abstract, numerical thinking through definitions, operations, and rules of arithmetic. In the logic stage, the learner discovers the major structures - algebraic manipulation, geometric reasoning, and the generation and use of formulae - which can be built from, and upon, these bedrock ideas. In the rhetoric stage the abstraction intensifies with disciplines such as trigonometry and calculus. Here, the learner applies the previously established logical structures to new and unfamiliar objects, examines the implications of changing a particular rule, and, through creative questioning, discovers new proofs that provide complex frameworks which illuminate and enliven the cosmos in which we live.  


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 1,500 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: mid-August, 2022 


Compensation Range and Particulars: $37,000 to $55,000 annually. Teachers work approximately 185 days per year, with significant time off in the summer. Pay is spread evenly over 12 months. 


Schedule and Classification: Full-Time Exempt 


Benefits Available: 

  • Competitive compensation package including performance pay and stipends available in addition to base pay
  • Employee-only 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 Healthy Families and Workplaces Act 
  • Robust teacher training including several weeks of on-site training and several days at Hillsdale College in Michigan each summer 
Requirements

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.   

  • 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 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 
  • 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.