Job Description

BASIS Cedar Park is seeking qualified candidates for a Middle School English Teacher to join our bright, passionate team for the 2023-2024 School Year!

Please start your application now! Text "CPK678" to (210)796-1001, you will receive a link to complete your application.

BASIS Charter Schools embrace subject expertise and passion in the classroom!

WE ARE NATIONALLY RANKED
BASIS Curriculum Schools have been consistently ranked among the best schools in the United States. It is a reflection of the quality of the BASIS Curriculum, dedication of our expert educators, and hard work of incredible students. Our schools offer students an education that prepares them according to the highest, most rigorous international standards.

The top five high schools in the United States are BASIS Curriculum Schools, as are six of the nation’s top eight, and seven of America’s top fourteen, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings.

Our teachers are part of one of the nation’s most collaborative and professional learning communities. All of our schools use the acclaimed BASIS Charter School Curriculum. At the same time, our teachers are given the autonomy and academic freedom to teach in the manner that suits them. They choose how best to create dynamic lessons that foster student enthusiasm for new ideas and high-level learning. They help guide students to reach their greatest potential while preparing them for the demands of higher education, a rewarding career, and global citizenship. BASIS Charter School teachers spend their time teaching engaged students and teaming up with fellow educators -- creating an intellectual, inspiring, supportive, and collegial school community.

POSITION SUMMARY
The role of the English Teacher (SET) is to ensure the day-to-day exceptional education of students by preparing and facilitating subject specific lesson plans. Subject Expert Teachers implement the established BASIS Curriculum while tailoring specific topics to integrate their knowledge and passion for the subject.

ENGLISH 6 COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course consists of five major components: conventions, reading, writing, scholarship, and thinking. Students will build lifelong skills and an appreciation for written communication, reading, and learning in general. The course emphasizes language conventions which includes a focus on grammar and punctuation. Students can expect to spend their English periods divided between grammar, vocabulary, critical thinking skills, and instruction in reading and writing. Students will read literature with the intent of sparking and developing imaginative thought in traditionally academic fields. Instruction in writing will focus on perfecting the student’s ability to write effectively at the sentence and paragraph level, along with introducing format conventions. Finally, students will build on the foundational research skills developed in fifth grade. The course is designed to provide students with a solid foundation for future scholarship in all fields by ensuring that students have a strong grasp of the fundamental workings and effects of language.

ENGLISH 7 COURSE DESCRIPTION:
In this course, students will continue to improve their abilities in the five major components: conventions, reading, writing, scholarship, and reasoning. The purpose of this course is to prepare seventh graders for their future courses at BASIS, as well as their future college and workplace endeavors. Students will learn how to analyze and utilize a variety of literary devices; to both examine and use advanced vocabulary; to vary and manipulate sentence structure; to understand and interpret what they read; to scrutinize and improve what they write, to appreciate and imitate literary styles; and to put to use their ever-growing repertoire of research skills. All of these skills will begin to develop the base they need to prepare them for the AP work in the high-school curriculum.

ENGLISH 8 COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course is the equivalent of a high school honors English program. Students will prepare for a higher level of scholarship required for eventual passage of both the AP English Literature and AP English Language exams. To that end, students will broaden their exposure to different genres of literature, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama, and will learn to produce thoughtful, well-argued analyses. In their writing, students will build on their composition skills to ensure that pieces -- whether short or long -- are both soundly constructed and powerfully phrased. Students will also expand their mastery of the English language through higher-level instruction on grammar, syntax, and mechanics, along with vocabulary and spelling practice.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Prepare and facilitate subject and grade specific lesson plans
  • Provide subject instruction on a higher level than grade-standard in an interactive learning environment to achieve exceptional results for all students
  • Implement the BASIS Curriculum by designing effective and creative lessons and assessments to ensure students' education is internationally competitive
  • Collaborate with other BASIS Curriculum teachers to further develop curriculum/subject material and build a community of like-minded professionals passionate about education
  • Tutor students in content-specific knowledge and skills to heighten the trajectory of students' academic and career success
  • Manage student behavior to foster academic achievement, personal responsibility, intellect, individuality, and respect in all students
  • Participate in extracurricular programs, such as clubs and sports
  • Substitute for peer courses as needed
  • Support the execution of non-instructional functions, such as "Early Bird," "Late Bird," and lunch
  • Maintain regular, full, predictable attendance
  • Supervise individual students and/or groups of students
  • Other duties as assigned

Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


POSITION QUALIFICATIONS
Required Education:
Bachelor’s degree in English or related subject from an accredited college or university (or 24+ credit hours in applicable subject matter with other degree)
Certifications and Credentials: NOTE: All employees of BASIS.ed Texas are required to obtain and maintain DPS clearance.
Experience: None
Computer Skills: Microsoft Office Suite

Preferred Education: Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in English or related subject.
Certifications and Credentials: None
Preferred Experience: 2+ years teaching/education experience
Computer Skills: Microsoft Office Suite

Additional Job Information:

Benefits and Salary: Starting Teacher Salary is $41,000 and is negotiable dependent on education and experience. BASIS.ed offers a comprehensive benefits package.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act and applicable state law, BASIS* does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, gender identity or expression, or any other classification protected by law in any of its business activities, including its educational programs and activities which comply fully with the requirements of state and federal law and Title IX. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding BASIS’ non-discrimination policies: Beverly Traver, Compliance and Equity Investigator, BASIS Educational Group, LLC., 7975 N. Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85258, (480) 289-2088.

*As used in this policy, the term "BASIS" refers to: BASIS Educational Group, LLC, BASIS Charter Schools, Inc., BTX Schools, Inc., BDC, A Public School, Inc., BBR Schools, Inc., and all affiliated entities.

 

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