“A classroom based on trust and devoid of fear is a fantastic place for students to learn.” – Rafe Esquith

BLUE CHIP TEACHING & LEADING

Intrepid College Prep, serving 5-9 grades in 2017-2018 and growing to add a tenth grade class in 2018-2019 is always looking for intrepid individuals whom share our fundamental beliefs that demographics are not destiny and that all prepsters can achieve on the path to and through college.

We hire great people and provide the team, support, and resources to educate every prepster toward success in college and beyond. Blue-Chip teachers and leaders, much like “blue-chip stocks,” have a much deserved reputation for quality, consistency, and the ability to deliver returns despite adversity. To begin the application process, view our current openings.

WE LOOK FOR PEOPLE WHOM ARE

Intelligent. Our school is designed to attract brilliant teachers and staff whom are humble and smart. Our teachers are content-experts who meet our prepsters where they are and move them toward mastery. We study student achievement data closely, work collaboratively, and think on our feet to solve problems, using peer-to-peer coaching and school-wide accountability to achieve excellence.

Nice. Being nice is necessary for teamwork.

Tenacious. We work hard and work smart with perseverance. We stay focused despite challenges. Our Blue Chip Team is stubborn about excellence and does whatever it takes to ensure prepsters are achieving and growing as students and positive leaders.

Ready. The urgency of our mission requires readiness. We expect our prepsters to advance more than one grade level across subjects each year. Coupled with the intensive remediation that is often necessary to close academic gaps, educating our prepsters is not for the faint of heart. Time is one of our greatest levers and we do everything in our power to use it efficiently. We are one team achieving one mission and we provide our Blue Chip Team with the supports needed to be successful in reaching our goal.

Enthusiastic. It is an honor and privilege to work with our prepsters every day. Our Blue Chip Team is excited to teach, lead, and grow at Intrepid College Prep. No matter what time you visit us – the start of the school day at 7:30 a.m., after lunch, or after 5:00 p.m. dismissal, our teachers and staff demonstrate the same high level of excitement about teaching, student learning, and school-wide achievement.

Patient. Blue Chip Teachers and Leaders are patient without undermining high expectations for academic and behavioral excellence. We are patient with our prepsters and with each other but we also find and implement solutions urgently.

Imperfect. Our Blue Chip Teachers and Leaders possess the humility to take feedback and the willingness and fearlessness to implement it. Even our most experienced teachers and leaders continue to operate from a growth mindset. We use our feedback and observation system on a daily basis, not to judge the quality of our teachers, but to find the most effective ways to coach them to improve student learning.

Driven. Our Blue Chip Team strives for the highest standard of excellence in their professional practices because that is what our prepsters need and deserve. We know that school-wide academic success is not the result of a magic bullet or one 100% solution, but rather 100 1% solutions.

IF YOU JOIN US

You will be supported by a team of talented teachers. Together, you will collaborate to close the achievement gap for all scholars in the school. You will share curriculum; co-plan lessons; provide ongoing feedback to each other; and brainstorm to solve scholar-specific and classroom-wide challenges.

You will spend one afternoon a week and at least six weeks a year in teacher-driven and teacher-designed professional development sessions. You will be an active participant in these sessions, shaping their focus and providing critical feedback to your fellow Blue Chip faculty members.

You will have the freedom to innovate, designing the curriculum and lesson plans that meet the specific needs of your scholars. Unlike many schools, Intrepid College Prep does not require that teachers use an off-the-shelf curriculum. Instead, our teachers create and adapt the materials that best suit the needs of their classroom. We hold ourselves accountable using a backwards plan derived from a variety of internal and external college preparatory assessments to ensure our prepsters exit each grade level with mastery.

You will be free to focus on instruction, without the distraction of additional administrative responsibilities or disruptive prepster and scholar behavior. Our Leveraged Leaders and staff support Blue Chip Teachers, relieving you from administrative tasks so you can focus on achievement.

You will use real-time data to understand exactly what each prepster knows and does not know as you move them on the path to mastery.

Intrepid College Preparatory Charter School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, national origin, citizenship, or disability.