2017-18 General Interest Application

Location: Denver, Colorado
Date Posted: 08-28-2017
This is a general interest application; if a position that you are interested in is posted on our Job Board, we encourage you to apply directly to that role. Otherwise, please specify as much of the following in your cover letter: grade level (elementary/ middle/ high school), content area (English, Art, Special Education, etc.), area of interest (Operations, Leadership, etc.), and geographical preference (Northwest/ Southwest/ Far Northeast). We will review your materials and reach out if a position you are a fit for becomes available.  

About STRIVE Preparatory Schools:

Founded in 2006, STRIVE Preparatory Schools (STRIVE Prep) is a Denver-based community of free, open enrollment, public charter schools committed to providing every student with an excellent, college-preparatory education. We believe that students from all backgrounds deserve a college preparatory education regardless of race, economic circumstance or previous academic achievement. We are committed to preparing all students for educational success from kindergarten through college and beyond.  
 
Our teachers, leaders, faculty and staff clear a path for all families to have access to a high-quality school that’s just down the street, not across town.  By building great schools in Far Northeast, Northwest and Southwest Denver, we will create depth of impact and long-lasting community change.
 
At STRIVE Prep, transformation is a choice that has led to:
  • The opening of 11 free, public charter schools within Denver Public Schools (DPS) throughout Far Northeast, Northwest and Southwest Denver.
  • A shared vision of making a college prep education for all students in our community the norm, rather than the exception, by growing from 11 schools serving 3,500 students to 17 schools serving 7,500 students.
  • A commitment to serve all students from the neighborhoods in which we operate, whereby approximately 97% of STRIVE Prep students identify as students of color, 87% of students qualify for free or reduced lunch, 49% are English Language Learners and 13% receive Special Education services.
  • 94% of seniors from the graduating class in 2017 were accepted to a 4-year college or university.
  • The welcoming of any scholar from kindergarten through twelfth grade who desires to STRIVE for college. Because STRIVE Prep participates in the DPS SchoolChoice process, enrollment is open to any student in the communities we serve regardless of race, economic circumstance or previous academic achievement.
 
Our Aspiring Staff Members:
 
  • Consciously choose to teach and transform the lives of elementary, middle and high school scholars by joining a founding team of educators who will do whatever it takes to support scholars in gaining access to college.
  • Highly invest themselves in constant growth and reflection as educators and professionals.
  • Approach every day with unapologetic high expectations, persistence and a sense of humor.
  • Understand, appreciate and can pull from experience teaching in an urban setting (strongly preferred).
  • Dedicate themselves to the educational success of all students, not some students.
  • Bring enthusiasm, professionalism and positivity to their classrooms and our adult community.
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