Information for Prospective Teachers
Golden View Classical Academy is a charter public school in Golden, Colorado. The School opened in the Fall of 2015 with grades K-10th, and is a full K-12 school as of the 2017-18 school year.
The mission of Golden View Classical Academy is to train the minds and improve the hearts of young people through a classical, content-rich education in the liberal arts and sciences, with instruction in the principles of moral character and civic virtue in an orderly and disciplined environment.
The Grammar School (Kindergarten-6th Grade) curriculum focuses on a solid language arts core, comprised of explicit phonics, handwriting, and grammar, as well as Singapore math and the content-rich Core Knowledge curriculum. The classroom is traditionally structured and teachers provide direct instruction.
The Upper School (7th-12th Grade) curriculum instruction focuses on clear and effective written and oral communication. Students read and discuss whole books, study primary sources, prove geometric theorems, and engage in deep scientific investigations. To graduate, all seniors must write a senior thesis and deliver and defend it orally in front of fellow students, members of the faculty, and the Principal.
Teachers are hired based upon their moral and intellectual seriousness and dedication to the craft of teaching. All teachers must be “highly-qualified.” Certification for teachers is neither required nor preferred.
Applicants for positions in the Grammar School (Kindergarten-6th Grade) should have a broad liberal arts background. Applicants for positions in the Upper School (7th-12th Grade) should have an academic specialty in the subject to be taught. Preference will be given to candidates with an advanced academic degree.
All teachers at Golden View Classical Academy are responsible for the intellectual and moral atmosphere of the school. As such, candidates should:
be able to communicate professionally with families
exhibit intellectual curiosity
use precise, edifying, and moderate speech
contribute to a collegial faculty across the school
By law, teachers will participate in the Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA) of Colorado system. In addition, we offer a competitive benefits plan. Employees’ compensation packages will be individually negotiated.
Each school year begins with several weeks of training, usually in mid-August.
Golden View Classical Academy is an equal opportunity employer. The School hires without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disability.