Assistant Principal

Achievement House Cyber Charter School (grades 7-12), headquartered in Exton, PA is seeking an Assistant Principal.  The Assistant Principal position is a full-time, salaried, twelve-month position.

The primary function of the Assistant Principal position is to use leadership, supervisory, and administrative skills to support the Principal to promote the educational development of each student in the school.  A major emphasis of the role will be on testing (MAPs, Keystones, PSSAs), student discipline and attendance.

Under the direction of the Principal, the Assistant Principal responsibilities will include:

  • Developing professional staff expertise by defining expectations for staff performance regarding instructional strategies and communication with the cyber community.
  • Observing employee performance, records observations and conducting objective evaluation conferences with the staff.
  • Assisting in recruiting, screening, hiring, training, and evaluation of the school’s professional and support staff.
  • Conferring with staff regarding their professional growth and helps them develop and accomplish organizational and personal goals.
  • Working with the Principal and Curriculum Coordinator with curriculum development activities commensurate with school and district goals.
  • Identifying curricular and extracurricular needs by analyzing current programs and student achievement.
  • Emphasizing student assessment/monitoring and constantly reinforcing student achievement as the primary outcome of schooling.
  • Systematically assessing and monitoring student progress using objective and verifiable data.
  • Working with staff to systematically identify and respond to at-risk students; makes referrals to appropriate school and community agencies as needed.
  • Providing meaningful guidance and information to parents/guardians and others regarding student progress.
  • Developing an attendance policy with administration and Student Attendance Coordinator as well as enforcing the attendance policy to hold high standards for students.
  • Ensuring that school rules are uniformly observed, and that student discipline is appropriate and equitable in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct.
  • Handling LEA responsibilities for IEP meetings and other needs as assigned.
  • Communicating and promoting expectations for high level performance to staff and students.
  • Recognizing excellence in student and staff achievement.  Working with faculty and students to develop a student discipline management system that results in positive student behavior and enhances the school climate.

The Assistant Principal works together with the Principal to guide the school according to PA Dept. of Education standards and be an effective communicator in articulating the school’s mission to the cyber community.  The Assistant Principal must be able to make decisions in a timely fashion and employ proactive problem-solving skills to avoid crisis situations.

The Assistant Principal will also play a key role in his/her own professional development and that of the teachers and staff.

A minimum of five years combined teaching and administrative experience, including cyber experience is desirable. 

A valid Pennsylvania Secondary Principal certificate is required.  If certificate is not obtained, requirement for obtaining certificate must be easily fulfilled.  PA certification in Special Education is a plus.  A Master’s Degree is preferred. Applicants should forward their resume via email to Bob Worn, Director of HR: bworn@achievementcharter.com

Special Education Teacher

Achievement House Cyber Charter School located in Exton, PA (grades 7 through 12) is currently seeking a Special Education Teacher for the 2020-2021 school year and beyond.  The position is a full-time, salaried, ten-month position (paid over 12 months). 

This position offers the opportunity to work from home.

The Special Education Teacher is responsible for developing, writing and maintaining IEP’s; generating required data to meet Special Education compliance; providing support to identified students via the computer and phone; working collaboratively with staff to develop accommodations and modifications of the curriculum, and communicating with parents on a regular basis.  In addition, the Special Education Teacher will co-teach with subject area teachers to provide educational support to students with disabilities and any student where assistance can be beneficial.

We are looking for a candidate who possess strong and precise skills in the development and maintenance of IEPs, Quarterly Reports, and progress monitoring.  Must have knowledge of state & federal regulations.  Must possess computer technology skills and/or be able to learn and apply technology skills to meet the expectations of the teaching role and enhance learning.   Candidate should have excellent written and verbal communication skills. A qualified candidate must believe in the ability of all students to learn, contain a skill set to help every student be a successful learner and be committed to continuous learning.

Candidates must have PA Special Education certification.  Additional certification in core subject area is a plus.  Prior experience in a cyber school setting is beneficial but not required.  FBI and child abuse clearances required. Must also complete Act 126 Mandated Reporter Training.

If you are not familiar with teaching in a cyber environment, we would like to discuss it further with you.  You will find that one of the primary differences is the flexibility that both students and teachers have. The flow of day-to-day responsibilities and management of classes and student progress is different and nearly 40% of our student population are students with IEP’s.

Applicants should forward their resume via e-mail at: bworn@achievementcharter.com.

School Psychologist

Achievement House Cyber Charter School (grades 7-12), headquartered in Exton, PA is seeking a School Psychologist for the 2020/2021 school year and beyond.

The position is classified as an Independent Contractor.

This position will work remotely.

This is a new position created to support the school’s growth.   

Primary responsibility includes:

  • Responsible for the psychological assessment of academic, social, emotional, and behavioral domains utilizing problem-solving and standardized evaluations.
  • Monitors the completion of case study evaluations and participates in Individual Education Plan (IEP) conferences and problem-solving meetings designing systems, programs and services that maximize students’ social, emotional, and educational success.
  • In collaboration with staff, families, students, and communities the school psychologist promotes effective educational environments.

Areas of responsibility will include:

  • Conduct psychological assessments and interpret results using web-based administration of virtual evaluations using the Q-global platform through Pearson Assessments.
  • Share assessments results with students, parents and staff.
  • Participate in IEP conferences, team meetings, and problem-solving meetings as needed.
  • Monitor completion of tiered interventions and problem-solving meetings.
  • Lead crisis intervention efforts and provide insight into the development of functional assessments and behavior intervention plans.
  • Integrate psychological services into the classroom environment as appropriate.
  • Help staff in the design and implementation of appropriate interventions and accommodations for students.
  • Evaluate and/or translate research into practice and understand research design and statistics in enough depth to plan and conduct investigations and program evaluations for improvement of services.
  • Contribute to program development that furthers the integration of social, coping, and problem solving in the classroom.
  • Provide support services to parents/guardians as needed.
  • Coordinate and/or collaborate with a range of individuals/agencies to promote and provide comprehensive services to students and families.
  • Provide and/or assist in professional development for staff, parents, and/or community.
  • Participate in professional growth activities on a yearly basis including recertification for CPI, workshops, in-services, professional reading materials, and/or other available offerings.
  • Proficiently use technology to communicate, compile reports, and collect data.
  • Participate in building or program activities and meetings as appropriate.

Requirements include:

  • Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work or related field.
  • PA School Psychology certification.
  • 3 or more years of experience working in school setting preferred.
  • Child Abuse and Criminal Background Clearances.
  • Act 126 Mandated Reporting Training.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to work effectively with professionals from a wide range of organizations and disciplines and to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationship with all members of the student’s team.
  • Communicates clearly, concisely and effectively, both orally and in writing, with all staff students, parents/guardians, and community.
  • Ability to multitask under extreme pressure while working with difficult situations and personalities.
  • Ability to respond appropriately and cooperatively with parent/guardians, students and staff to resolve matters in the best interest of the student.
  • Ability to build cooperative relationships with organizations, agencies and families which support the goals of the position.
  • Uses discretion in handling confidential information and difficult situations.
  • Demonstrates sensitivity in relating to others and shows awareness of the needs of students.

Child abuse and criminal background clearances, including Act 168, are required.  Must also complete Act 126 Mandated Reporter Training.

Applicants should forward their resume via e-mail to:  bworn@achievementcharter.com.

School Social Worker

Achievement House Cyber Charter School (grades 7-12), headquartered in Exton, PA is seeking a School Social Worker for the 2020-2021 school year and beyond. The position is a full-time, salaried, 10-month position, plus some days over the summer as needed, and paid over 12 months.

The candidate for this position will work onsite in our Exton (Chester County) location.  NOTE: during the COVID-19 pandemic, employees are given the option to work from home.

This is a new position created to support the school’s growth and expanded services to students and families.  Primary responsibility includes:

  • To coordinate and collaborate with students/families, school staff and community agencies to enhance students’ learning and fostering positive partnerships by providing a full range of support services.
  • To identify supports to students/families and initiate referrals to community resources and social service programs to help promote school success.
  • To work synergistically with all staff and in particular Guidance, Mentors, Special Ed Department, and the SAP Team.

Areas of responsibility will include:

  • Conduct formal and informal assessments of a student’s background including developmental history, family and community structure, interpersonal relationships, adaptive behavior and cultural factors that may influence learning.
  • Use student family, school and community assessment to develop appropriate interventions to improve student learning and work to eliminate barriers that interfere with a student’s education.
  • Talks with the student to help him/her to identify and understand the present difficulty or problem and works with the student to assume responsibility and explore ways to improve it. 
  • Contact parents as needed to alert and/or explain their student’s problem with school performance or attendance and work together with parents to find solutions to improve their student’s performance.
  • Hold meetings with parents to provide resources and opportunities to be involved in the school. Assist families in obtaining community-based resources related to family needs such as food, clothing, shelter, mental health services and funding sources.
  • Conduct home visits to strengthen the relationship between the student, parents/guardians and the school. Help students and their families work toward solutions for problems affecting child’s readiness to learn.  (Home visits would start-up once the COVID-19 pandemic is passed and home visits are mutually agreed to between the student’s family and the school).
  • Maintains cooperative and collaborative partnerships with families.
  • Consult and collaborate with parents/guardians, school staff and community resources in areas that impact student learning (e.g. mental, health, teen pregnancy, behavioral management, crisis management, child abuse and neglect).
  • Will be the school’s liaison for students experiencing homelessness especially as it pertains to finding related services for them.
  • Maintains a list of community-based organizations that provide supplemental resources for student and family support.
  • Maintain confidential records on all referred students and student/family contacts in accordance with federal and state law.
  • When advisable, participate in a student’s orientation to help facilitate a student’s adjustment into cyber school.
  • Participate in PBIS initiatives, Career Readiness programs and other school programs that enhance the students educational experience.
  • Continuously educate staff and parents/guardians with respect to behavioral concerns and academic success.  Develop and facilitate workshops that address new challenges students may be facing and coping with trauma.

Requirements include:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work or related field.
  • Licensed Social Worker certification required.
  • 3 or more years of experience working with students, or school age children, in a human services organization focusing on the prevention and remediation of problems facing youth.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to work effectively with professionals from a wide range of organizations and disciplines and to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationship with all members of the student’s team.
  • Communicates clearly, concisely and effectively, both orally and in writing, with all staff students, parents/guardians, and community.
  • Ability to multitask under extreme pressure while working with difficult situations and personalities.
  • Ability to be self-motivated, independent and work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to respond appropriately and cooperatively with parent/guardians, students and staff to resolve matters in the best interest of the student.
  • Ability to build cooperative relationships with organizations, agencies and families which support the goals of the position.
  • Promotes student self-discipline and responsibility.
  • Uses discretion in handling confidential information and difficult situations.
  • Demonstrates sensitivity in relating to others and shows awareness of the needs of students.
  • Must possess computer technology skills to meet the expectations of the School Social Worker role. 

Child abuse and criminal background clearances, including Act 168, are required.  Must also complete Act 126 Mandated Reporter Training.

Applicants should forward their resume via e-mail to:  bworn@achievementcharter.com.