High School Science Teacher - School Year 21-22
Capital City is looking for innovative, experienced, and passionate teachers for the school year 2021-2022.
At Capital City, we challenge the status quo every day. Our staff are skilled, compassionate, solutions-oriented, and unwavering in their commitment to give children of all ages, all backgrounds, and all abilities the education they need to thrive. If you want to help prepare the next generation of changemakers, apply today!
Teaching roles are 10-month positions, which are exempt and therefore not eligible for overtime pay under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Why teach at Capital City?
Work hard and achieve results, together! At Capital City, teachers work on collaborative teams that grapple with challenges, celebrate successes, and support and learn from one another.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion aren’t just buzzwords. We believe the diversity of our staff and the students we serve is our greatest asset. We take seriously the responsibility to achieve equity for our students and build a culture where staff engage in dialogue about race and work to build an inclusive culture.
Invest in your own learning. Capital City prioritizes the professional growth and learning of our teachers through weekly internal professional development and opportunities to learn from experts around the country. Campus and school-wide leadership opportunities are available for teachers who want them.
Make your classroom and curriculum your own. Our teachers value the autonomy they have at Capital City to design a curriculum that is dynamic, personal and exciting. There is a culture of innovation that is supported by Principals and Instructional Coaches.
High School Science subject areas include- Life Sciences: Anatomy, Environmental Science, or Urban Ecology and the Physical Sciences: Chemistry or Physics.
High School Science Teachers at Capital City:
Plan/teach daily classes for 60-85 students taught in five periods per day (class size 12-20 students).
Utilize a workshop model to differentiate instruction and promote student engagement
Develop learning expeditions, curriculum, and projects
Regularly assess student progress and use data to plan for instruction
Meet and plan at least weekly with a grade-level team
Serve as an advisor to 12-14 students that including leading a daily advisory, helping to develop the social curriculum, supporting advisees with college planning and regularly communicating with parents
Collaborate with staff and students to implement consistent structures and develop traditions at our school
Involve students in fieldwork and service that deepens understanding and interest
Support students with completing portfolios and meeting passage requirements
Attend a summer institute and weekly professional development sessions
Complete narrative progress reports
Capital City seeks to employ experienced, credentialed teachers. Ideal candidates have a Master’s degree and 3+ years of full-time teaching experience.
Minimum required qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and at least one of the following:
A major in education or field of instruction or equivalent 30 semester hours of credit
District of Columbia teaching license in field of instruction
Two years of verifiable teaching experience as a teacher of record
One year as a support teacher at Capital City and enrollment in a teacher education or certification program
Certification to teach AP courses is highly desired.
In addition to the above requirements, teachers must meet the requirements of all hires at Capital City including a criminal background check and a negative TB test.
Compensation and Benefits:
Capital City offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Learn more about our salary and benefits: bit.ly/Salary_Benefits
Competitive compensation. At Capital City, salaries compensate for experience and qualifications. Teacher salaries are benchmarked regularly against area school districts and other charters. Teachers know how their salary is calculated and what to expect year-to-year. Check out our salary scale here: bit.ly/TeacherSalaryScaleFY21
Benefits. Capital City invests in a comprehensive benefits package to support the happiness and well-being of staff at all stages of career and life. Benefits include 100% of health insurance covered for full-time employees, up to 6% in retirement contributions, preferred student admission for children of staff living in DC, and support for you and your family when needed.