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Careers

Ascent Classical Academies is a growing network of charter public schools in Colorado.  Our vision is to help form the minds and hearts of our young people to prepare them to live independent, responsible, and joyful lives.

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Explore opportunities to join our team of teachers, administrators, and staff that is making an impact in the lives of young people, bringing classical education to our communities.

Currently Open Positions

Explore positions currently open at Ascent Classical Academy campuses and locations and join our team of professionals dedicated to classical education.

Application Guidance

Apply online following the button below.

The package must also include:

  • a cover letter;
  • a 400-500 word essay on your educational philosophy and understanding of classical education;
  • a resume or CV;
  • college transcript(s).  Unofficial electronic copies will do initially, and;
  • any names and addresses of three references.

Curriculum Overview

The Grammar School (Kindergarten-6th Grade) curriculum focuses on a solid language arts core, comprised of explicit phonics, handwriting, and grammar, as well as Singapore math and the content-rich Core Knowledge curriculum. The classroom is traditionally structured and teachers provide direct instruction.

The Upper School (7th-12th Grade) curriculum instruction focuses on clear and effective written and oral communication. Students read and discuss whole books, study primary sources, prove geometric theorems, and engage in deep scientific investigations. To graduate, all seniors must write a senior thesis and deliver and defend it orally in front of fellow students, members of the faculty, and the Headmaster.

Teacher Qualifications

Teachers are hired based upon their moral and intellectual seriousness and dedication to the craft of teaching.  All teachers must be “highly-qualified.” Certification for teachers is neither required nor preferred.  The Special Education Director must be licensed, as required by the State of Colorado.

Applicants for positions in the Grammar School (Kindergarten-6th Grade) should have a broad liberal arts background. Applicants for positions in the Upper School (7th-12th Grade) should have an academic specialty in the subject to be taught. Preference will be given to candidates with an advanced academic degree.

All teachers at Ascent Classical Academy are responsible for the intellectual and moral atmosphere of the school.  As such, candidates should:

  • be well-organized
  • be able to communicate professionally with families
  • exhibit intellectual curiosity
  • use precise, edifying, and moderate speech
  • contribute to a collegial faculty across the school

Employment Particulars

Employees will be employed by Ascent Classical Academies and not individual school districts. We offer a competitive benefits plan. Employees’ compensation packages will be individually negotiated.

Each school year begins with several weeks of training, usually in mid-August.