Assistant Principal / Operations Director

Ascent Classical Academies
May 22, 2019
Lone Tree, Colorado
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Ascent Classical Academy of Douglas County is a K-12 charter school seeking an assistant principal/operations director for its campus in Lone Tree, Colorado beginning the 2019 school year.  An ideal candidate for this leadership position includes the following background and characteristics:

  • Prior military or business experience (education experience not required);
  • Proactive with an eye on detail;
  • A strong communicator able to work with other staff, parents, and students;
  • An orientation toward solutions rather than problems;
  • A high bar of excellence, both personally and for the organization;
  • Strong work ethic and drive;
  • A heart towards mentoring and shaping the moral character of young people.
  • Four-year undergraduate degree is required.

If this describes you, please continue reading about this opportunity.

Ascent Classical Academy follows a robust curriculum in the American classical tradition.  The curriculum in the elementary school consists in explicit phonics in spelling and reading; grammar via diagramming; the Core Knowledge sequence (not to be confused with Common Core) in literature, history, and science; Singapore math; and rudimentary Latin.  Formal Latin is taught from sixth through eighth grades, and another year of Latin is required in high school.  The reading of great books informed by Socratic discussion commences in the elementary school.  The upper-school curriculum centers on the reading and discussion of great books in literature and primary sources in history and on a thorough understanding of both the facts and the concepts in mathematics and the sciences.  The study of art and music is required K-8, and arts electives are offered in the high school.

The assistant principal leads the non-academic operations of the school, to include staff and logistical operations, facilities management, and student discipline.  Student discipline and establishing an orderly environment are done through the explicit teaching of virtues.  This position reports directly to the principal, who is the academic leader of the school, and coordinates closely with the Ascent Classical Academies, the charter network partner, on operational issues. The assistant principal will work closely with parents, students, and staff and therefore must be able to articulate the mission of classical education and of Ascent Classical Academy.

Ascent Classical Academy is a K-12 classical charter school beginning its second year in Lone Tree, Colorado.  The school is affiliated with Barney Charter School Initiative of Hillsdale College and a part of the Ascent Classical Academies network.  An understanding of the ideals and philosophy of classical education is important.

Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, letter of interest, a brief essay on their philosophy of education (circa 500 words), and copies of college transcripts (unofficial will suffice initially) online at https://dougco.ascentclassical.org/careers.  Additional questions may be submitted to hr@ascentclassical.org.

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