Summer Academy Jobs

“STEP INTO THE U” Pipeline

Programming is a huge part of our organization and it takes a lot of dedicated individuals to make it work day to day. Starting with us at Summer Academy, we are committed to helping our students feel success and growth by providing thoughtful, intentional academic experiences, and sharing our own excitement around academic content. In addition, summer teachers continue supporting students by committing to at least three hours of weekly support at Student U’s daily after-school program during the school year.

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TEACHER CONTENT AREAS

Middle School Teachers

Core Subjects (ELA, Global Connect, Math, and Science):

All core subject classes implement a curriculum designed specifically for Student U’s Summer Academy by a team of experienced educators within the Durham Community.   Core subject teachers will be responsible for creating the teaching tools that will accompany each lesson (powerpoints and handouts for each day), teaching the curriculum developed for their course, and evaluating student growth using the pre-and post-assessments created for each course.  Below is an overview of the curriculum implemented in each content area at Summer Academy:

Elective Subjects:

Each elective teacher will teach a self-developed course to our rising 6th-8th grade students.  Elective teachers will be responsible for developing their curriculum in the spring, creating the teaching tools/resources that will accompany each lesson, teaching, and evaluating the students using pre and post-tests. 

High School Teachers

Core Subjects (ELA, Global Connect, Math, and Science):

All core subjects have a curriculum that has already been created by experienced teachers within the Durham Community.  Core subject teachers will be responsible for creating the teaching tools that will accompany each lesson (powerpoints and handouts for each day), teaching the curriculum developed for their course, and evaluating the students using the pre- and post-tests created for the course.  Applicants can view the course descriptions and sample lesson plan here

Elective Subjects:

Each elective teacher will teach a self-developed course to our rising 9th and 10th-grade students.  Elective teachers will be responsible for developing their curriculum in the spring, creating the teaching tools/resources that will accompany each lesson, teaching, and evaluating the students using pre- and post-tests. 

**All teachers will host Homeroom for a group of students at the beginning of each day.

Important Summer Academy Dates

  • TBD Faculty Dinner, via Zoom including a Pre-Training
  • April 2nd - Pre-Summer Teacher Training
  • June 11th, 2022 Family Day, CDC Outdoor Recommendation Protocols
  • June 6-16, 2022  Teacher Orientation, 8am - 4pm (in person)  
  • June 20, 2022 No programming (observing Juneteenth Holiday)
  • June 21- July 22, 2022 Summer Program (in person), approximately 9 hours daily, +1 hour weekly staff meeting on Tuesdays.
  • July 25-28th, 2022 Evaluation Week, 8am - 4pm (in person)
  • (Spring Work Sessions may be scheduled in preparation for start date, all prep work will be compensated) 

Next Steps...

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Once your application is submitted, your materials will be considered in the order they are received. 

Still have questions? Here are some frequently asked questions and answers.

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Where does Summer Academy take place?

Our Summer Academy takes place at Durham Academy, at 3116 Academy Road in Durham, NC. Students come from all over Durham to attend our programming!

If I am hired as a teacher this summer, will I really be teaching, or will I be more of a teaching assistant?

You’ll be a teacher! As a summer teacher at Student U, you will be asked to complete the responsibilities professional teachers do every day, including lesson planning, managing a classroom, assessment, and parent communication. We will provide you training and support for all of these responsibilities!

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Do I need to have teaching experience in order to be a successful teacher?

No! While we love to work with experienced educators, you are not required to have previous experience in order to apply. We often hire summer teachers for whom this will be a first time working with middle schoolers or high schoolers, and will provide you with the training and support you need to teach students this summer.

Do I have to be an education major to apply or know that I want to be a career teacher?

No. We welcome all those who are committed to a Durham where all students succeed, whether you are a community member, college student, current teacher, aspiring teacher, as long as you are excited by working with our students!

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Are the dates for the summer flexible?

Unfortunately not! We know that summer is a busy time, but we really work to prioritize the five weeks we have with students. We expect teachers to be present for our full summer with students.

Is housing provided?

We do not currently provide housing for our summer teachers. However, we have a warm and helpful community, and if you are in need of finding housing for the summer, we will work to connect you with someone who might have leads!

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I’m coming from a nearby location (Chapel Hill, Raleigh) but I don’t have a car. Can I still apply?

Yes! We can’t provide transportation for you, but will connect you with another employee where possible to help you get to Student U each day.

What does this job pay?

All un-licensed Middle School & High School teachers at Student U get paid at a rate of $14 p/hour. Licensed Middle School and High School teachers get paid at a rate of $18 p/hour. Mentor and Interventionist positions are paid at a different rate.

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What COVID precautions are being set in place to keep students and staff safe?

At Student U safety is our top priority! All students and staff are required to be masked during the duration of the day. We have decreased large group gatherings and most larger events have been scaled down, handled virtually, or moved outdoors. We have our own supply of masks and sanitizing materials for both students and staff use.