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Middle School Guidance Counselor
Apply by completing our online application form and include a resume and any applicable certificates/licenses.

  MIDDLE SCHOOL GUIDANCE COUNSELOR


Reports to:  Middle School Principal


Job Summary:


The School Counselor is responsible for providing a comprehensive school counseling program that is preventative in design, developmental in implementation, and supports High Point Academy students in the areas of academic achievement, career and college planning, and personal and social development. The Counselor also serves as a consultant to educators, families and community partners. Counselors works closely with faculty and staff of local school, social services agencies and personnel from other school systems and parents.


Responsibilities:


The School Counselor is responsible for developing, implementing and managing a comprehensive school counseling program to serve the academic, social and career development needs of students enrolled in High Point Academy. The primary purpose of the comprehensive school counseling program is the support of the instructional and academic goals of the school.




Individual Student Planning: 


  • Prepares students for the transition to the next level: high school and post high school.

  • Plans and coordinates programs such as career and high school fairs, test skills preparation, improved/perfect attendance celebrations and other extensions of the counseling program to support students’ knowledge of post-secondary options.

  • Assist students in navigating their academic, workplace and community experiences, through the use of individual student planning which includes individual graduation portfolios (IGP), student interviews and other planning tools.

  • Collaborates with parents/guardians and educators to assist students with educational and career planning. Participates in school management teams in order to advocate for students needs and provide guidance for school staff.


System Support:


  • Guides, coordinates and supports other school staff in implementing school wide advisory programs.

  • Uses responsive counseling strategies to establish relationships and collaborate with educators, students, families, and community partners which reflect recognition of and respect for each individual. And promotes an understanding and appreciation of diverse population and cultures.

  • Assists families in obtaining services for their children through an appropriate referral and follow-up process.

  • Serves as liaison between the social services agencies (i.e., D.C. Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA)) and personnel from the various school systems where wards of the District of Columbia are attending school.

  • Assists teachers in understanding their students, including providing and interpreting student data.

  • Provides in-service training on topics related to the school counseling program and supporting student achievement



Accountability:


  • Conducts at minimum a yearly program audit to review the extent and quality of program implementation.

  • Prepares and submits a variety of requested reports and data, to ensure fulfillment of established program requirements.

  • Uses all available data, including academic grades, discipline referrals and attendance data, to identify students in need and to deliver services.

  • Interprets tests, student data and other assessment results appropriately within the counseling environment for the purpose of developing and implementing academic plans for individual students.



Qualifications:


  • Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in school guidance and counseling.270

  • Meets South Carolina certification requirements for school guidance and counseling and retains a current and valid certification as a professional school counselor.

  • Ability to learn the student information system (PowerSchool).

  • Familiarity with Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), The ASCA National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs, ASCA National Standards, ASCA School Counselor Competencies and ASCA School Counselor Performance Standards. 

  • Ability to learn and follow directives of the Principal, internal operating procedures and other guidelines established.

  • Ability to analyze data to inform work and decision making, analyze and evaluate available data, assess student needs and develop and implement procedures and policies to support student achievement.


Elementary - Literacy Coach
High Point Academy Spartanburg is looking for a certified Elementary - Literacy Coach for the current school year. 

Apply by completing our online application form and include a resume and any applicable certificates/licenses.


LITERACY COACH - ELEMENTARY    


Reports to: School Improvement Facilitator


Job Summary: 


The K-5 Literacy Coach will lead building efforts to increase literacy achievement for all student populations and work with teachers to improve their instructional practices. 


Responsibilities:


  • Assist teachers with the implementation of effective literacy teaching practices through the following: observation, coaching, model lessons, collaborative lesson planning, and small and large group professional development

  • Assist teachers in diagnosing individual student reading and writing weaknesses and match these areas of need with appropriate strategies and resources.

  • Assist with disaggregating and analyzing Benchmark, ITBS, and other district assessment data to help guide teacher’s instructional decisions 

  • Help make recommendations regarding instructional materials

  • Participate in various training sessions for leaders of literacy

  • Help staff understand the requirements they need to meet to attain the Read to Succeed Endorsement appropriate to their certificate level.


Qualifications:

  • Teacher Certification in elementary or early childhood education 

  • Minimum of two years recent experience teaching reading/ELA

  • Read to Succeed Endorsement

  • Teaching experience at more than one grade-level preferred

  • A deep level of understanding of Balanced Literacy and Workshop Model of Instruction. 

  • Evidence of success in working with adult learners

  • Evidence of strong interpersonal skills

  • Evidence of strong written communication and presentation skills

  • Evidence of strong planning and organizational skills

  • Evidence of successful leadership in reading and writing content at a grade level, building level or district level

  • Experience in conducting reading and writing staff development

  • Experience in mentoring/coaching teachers




Substitute Teachers
High Point Academy Spartanburg is looking for energetic and motivated substitute teachers to fill our sub candidate pool. Candidates will have the opportunity to work with students at all levels, from kindergarten to high school. The best candidates will have teaching experience and enjoy working with children. A bachelor’s degree is beneficial but not required. 

Apply by completing our online application form and include a resume and any applicable certificates/licenses.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Follow regular teacher’s lesson plans in a way that ensures consistency and optimal learning, and that encourages students to participate
  • Assign classwork and homework as necessary, according to lesson plans
  • Modify teaching styles to fit the learning styles of various students
  • Maintain a well-managed classroom and a positive learning environment
  • Supervise students out of class such as in the hallways and the cafeteria
  • Create lesson plans, grade classwork, homework, and tests and attend parent-teacher conferences (only for long-term sub assignments)
QUALIFICATIONS:
Applicants must be appropriately certified and highly qualified. A successful candidate must be able to pass a fingerprint and background clearance check and maintain a valid fingerprint clearance card at all times when in the classroom.

SKILLS:
  • Strong communication skills
  • Competency in at least two subject areas (such as math and social studies); overall average competency in most or all subjects
  • Flexible, friendly, and good at establishing a quick rapport with students
  • Setting the proper tone from the beginning for classroom management


Athletic Coaching Positions (see list below)
High Point Academy is looking to add skilled, committed, and passionate coaches to our Athletic Department. The ideal candidates will have previous coaching experience, leadership skills, the ability to communicate effectively and serve as a positive role model to our student-athletes. HPA often has teaching positions available which can be paired with the coaching position. 

Apply by completing our online application form and include a resume and any applicable certificates/licenses.




We have immediate openings for the following coaching positions for the 2021-2022 school year:

We have immediate openings for the following coaching positions for the 2021-2022 school year:
 
Volleyball JV HC
Volleyball MS HC 
Volleyball MS Assistant
Basketball Assistant
Basketball JV Assistant
Baseball Assistant
 
Positions receive a stipend. Teaching positions TBD. 
 
Thank you for your interest in being a part of the HPA family, where attitude is everything!

Positions receive a stipend. Teaching positions TBD. 

Thank you for your interest in being a part of the HPA family, where attitude is everything!

Bus Drivers
Candidates will safely transport students on field trips, sporting events, and any other activity requiring the utilization of a school bus. In most cases, drivers will have ample notice for other planning purposes. The position will start at $13 per hour and will be based on experience. Safety must be the number one priority. Qualified candidates should have a clean driving record and be able to pass a drug test. Drivers must also have a valid Class B CDL, with the following endorsements: School Bus, Passenger, Air Brakes.

Apply by completing our online application form and include a resume and any applicable certificates/licenses.


Responsibilities:
  • Drives a school bus within a prescribed route in accordance with time schedules
  • Maintains order an proper discipline of student passengers according to school policy
  • Conduct safety and operational inspection of assigned vehicle
  • Reports needed mechanical repairs when necessary
  • Performs periodical safety drills as required by law completing necessary reports upon request
  • Maintains cleanliness of vehicle to ensure the safe operating condition
  • Completes periodic mileage and other reports including passenger counts

Skills:
  • High school diploma or GED preferred
  • CDL license required
  • 1+ year experience driving a school bus preferred
  • Ability to carry out assigned route on time
  • Excellent communication skills
  • 2+ years’ working with children preferred


High School Science Teacher
Apply by completing our online application form and include a resume and any applicable certificates/licenses.

        


HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE TEACHER

 

Job Summary:

Responsible for instruction in high school science. Works with students in a classroom setting within a high school.

Responsibilities:

  • Create instructional resources for use in the classroom.

  • Plan, prepare, and deliver instructional activities.

  • Create a positive educational climate for students to learn in.

  • Meet course and school-wide student performance goals.

  • Participate in ongoing training sessions.

  • Create lesson plans and modify accordingly throughout the year.

  • Maintain grade books.

  • Grade papers and perform other administrative duties as needed.

  • Write grant proposals to gain funding for further research.

  • Create projects designed to enhance lectures.

  • Read and stay abreast of current topics in education.

  • Create lesson plans.

  • Utilize various curriculum resources.

  • Integrate competencies, goals, and objectives into lesson plans.

  • Utilize curricula that reflect the diverse educational, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds of the students served.

  • Develop incentives to keep participants in class.

  • Develop professional relationships with other agencies and programs.

  • Utilize public library resources.

  • Work with program coordinators to ensure initiatives are being met.

  • Tutor students on an individual basis.

  • Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities.

  • Prepare and distribute required reports.

  • Observe and evaluate student's performance.

  • Manage student behavior in the classroom by invoking approved disciplinary procedures.


 

Qualifications & Skills:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university

  • High School Certification in Science 

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills

  • Knowledge of effective and innovative instructional and student evaluation techniques for middle school students

  • Experience working with middle school students preferred

  • Knowledge of instructional technology and the ability to integrate it into the elementary curriculum

  • Willingness to work with other teachers to promote interdisciplinary studies

  • Skill in developing interpersonal relationships with pupils, parents, teachers, staff, and the general public

  • Outstanding references from current and former supervisors

  • Satisfactory SLED (SC Law Enforcement Division) report


Long Term Substitute High School Spanish Teacher
Apply by completing our online application form and include a resume and any applicable certificates/licenses.

   HIGH SCHOOL SPANISH TEACHER  

Job Summary:

Responsible for instruction in High School Spanish. Works with students in a classroom setting within a high school.

Responsibilities:

  • Instruct students at a secondary school.

  • Create instructional resources for use in the classroom.

  • Plan, prepare, and deliver instructional activities.

  • Create a positive educational climate for students to learn in.

  • Meet course and school-wide student performance goals.

  • Participate in ongoing training sessions.

  • Create lesson plans and modify accordingly throughout the year.

  • Maintain grade books.

  • Grade papers and perform other administrative duties as needed.

  • Write grant proposals to gain funding for further research.

  • Create projects designed to enhance lectures.

  • Read and stay abreast of current topics in education.

  • Create lesson plans.

  • Utilize various curriculum resources.

  • Integrate competencies, goals, and objectives into lesson plans.

  • Utilize curricula that reflect the diverse educational, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds of the students served.

  • Develop incentives to keep participants in class.

  • Develop professional relationships with other agencies and programs.

  • Utilize public library resources.

  • Work with program coordinators to ensure initiatives are being met.

  • Tutor students on an individual basis.

  • Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities.

  • Prepare and distribute required reports.

  • Observe and evaluate student's performance.

  • Manage student behavior in the classroom by invoking approved disciplinary procedures.

 

Qualifications & Skills:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university

  • Must hold a valid teaching certificate

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills

  • Knowledge of effective and innovative instructional and student evaluation techniques for high school students

  • Experience working with elementary students preferred

  • Knowledge of instructional technology and the ability to integrate it into the elementary curriculum

  • Willingness to work with other teachers to promote interdisciplinary studies

  • Skill in developing interpersonal relationships with pupils, parents, teachers, staff, and the general public

  • Outstanding references from current and former supervisors

  • Satisfactory SLED (SC Law Enforcement Division) report