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LOWER SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAMS

‘Tis the season! This year, we are presenting 3 Lower School Christmas programs.

Wednesday, December 8 at 7pm

2 & 3 Grade + Lion Singers

Thursday, December 9 at 7pm

4 & 5 Grade + Lion Singers

(Students may dress up or wear uniforms. Please no jeans or sweats. Students report to classrooms at 6:45pm)

Friday, December 10 at 3:15pm

Kindergarten & 1 Grade (Students must wear uniforms).

Parking vouchers for the 24th street ramp will be available for all three programs. Every student has an important job at their performance, please make sure your student is present!

CHRISTMAS IN CANDLELIGHT

Come celebrate the Christmas season over a candlelight vigil of both rejoicing and lamentation on December 14 at 7 pm. Our Upper School musicians will tell a story of longing for God’s kingdom come and the anticipation of our Lord’s return where he will establish his just reign and peace upon the earth. Featuring special guest Allyson Stracharske. Seats are limited, please click here to rsvp.

Teacher in Residency Program

Type: 5 week internship during Summer Session (June – Early July)

Our Mission: We are driven by our mission to foster hope in God by closing the achievement gap and preparing our students for college and beyond. We are fueled by our love for God and his care for every one of our students which motivates us to get better every day. Join our team of mission-driven brothers and sisters to work hard, do good, and make a difference.

Very Important: Before applying please read and carefully review our Mission + Vision, our Faith & Life Covenant, and our guiding principles about Cultural Harmony.  All board members, faculty and staff are joining a covenant community in serving here at Hope Academy.

Application closes March 6th, 2022.

Overview

Over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic, Minneapolis students experienced a series of compounding crisis with significant and lasting consequences. From the massive learning loss associated with distance learning, the murder and fallout of George Floyd, to the mental health realities of extended isolation, students re-entering school buildings are bringing the trauma of the pandemic along with them.

At the same time, schools have never less equipped to meet the challenge of providing an excellent education in the urban context. The twin realities of a national teacher shortage and of an ongoing “cultural gap” in the ratio of non-white teachers to non-white students has created a context in which the challenge has never been greater.

The Hope Academy Summer Teacher Residency was created to meet the challenges facing urban schools directly by training, hiring, and retaining a teacher staff that continually grows to reflect the diversity of our Minneapolis student body.

Position Details

The Residency is a 5-Week intensive internship during Hope Academy’s summer school. Hope has mandatory summer school for grades K-8 with the express intention of mitigating summer learning loss among out students. Summer Residents are a vital piece of our summer programming and can expect to become highly experienced in the culture, values, and practices of Hope Academy as the internship progress.

Residency details:

  • – Residency runs from June – Early July
  • – Residents earn a $ 2,000 stipend
  • – Week 1: Intro to Teaching Professional Development
  • – Week 2-3: Student-Teaching (Co-Teaching)
  • – Week 4-5: Student Teaching (Lead Teaching)

Resident Responsibilities

  1. Plan, prepare and deliver lesson plans that facilitate engaged learning.
  2. Instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment.
  3. Use relevant technology to support and differentiate instruction.
  4. Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing effective rules and procedures.
  5. Intentionally build relationships with students and families.
  6. Attend and engage with Professional Development trainings throughout the summer.
  7. Demonstrate ability to engage with and grow in culturally competent teaching strategies.
  8. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  1. Path to completing a BA or BS is required.
  2. 3 years of college preferred.
  3. Willingness to go above and beyond in building relationships with students.
  4. Teaching/Mentoring experience preferred.
  5. Bilingual in Spanish or Somali is a plus.
  6. Supportive of the school’s mission to foster hope in God within the inner-city neighborhood of Minneapolis by providing youth with an outstanding, Christ-centered education.

Stipend Information

This stipend position pays $2,000 through the 5 weeks of the program. Residents are paid once after the first two weeks and once at the end of the program. Residency participants will receive a 1099 at the end of the year for tax purposes.

(Application closes March 6th, 2022)

Main Office Assistant (Part-time)

Type: Part time position (20 hours a week)

Our Mission: We are driven by our mission to foster hope in God by closing the achievement gap and preparing our students for college and beyond. We are fueled by our love for God and his care for every one of our students which motivates us to get better every day. Join our team of mission-driven brothers and sisters to work hard, do good, and make a difference.

*Very Important: Before applying please read and carefully review our Mission + Vision, our Faith & Life Covenant, and our guiding principles about Cultural Harmony.  All board members, faculty and staff are joining a covenant community in serving here at Hope Academy.

Job Details

The following reflects essential functions for this position but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Some duties may be done from home.

 Main Office Assistant Role – 20 hours per week.

    1. Send out emails to parents regarding updates to COVID-19 procedures, policy changes, or quarantine instructions.
    2. Respond to parent questions via email or phone.
    3. Test staff and students in the health office for COVID-19.
    4. Help with other clerical tasks that are assigned by the Health Assistant and the Main Office Manager.
    5. Starting pay is $15 per hour.

Education & Skills Required

  1. High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
  2. Strong orientation to detail and maintain confidential information.
  3. Project management skills.
  4. Ability to remain calm under stress.
  5. Strong communication and organizational skills and the ability to work independently and as a team member.
  6. Must have a flexible schedule.

General Faculty Qualifications

  1. The ideal candidate will have a passion for the mission and work of Hope Academy and a desire to play an integral part in growing the impact of Hope Academy.
  2. Ability to effectively work in a multi-racial, multi-ethnic, and economically disadvantaged urban community.

Part-time Academic Support Center Tutor

Type: Part time position for the 2021-22 school year.

Our Mission: We are driven by our mission to foster hope in God by closing the achievement gap and preparing our students for college and beyond. We are fueled by our love for God and his care for every one of our students which motivates us to get better every day. Join our team of mission-driven brothers and sisters to work hard, do good, and make a difference.

*Very Important: Before applying please read and carefully review our Mission + Vision, our Faith & Life Covenant, and our guiding principles about Cultural Harmony.  All board members, faculty and staff are joining a covenant community in serving here at Hope Academy.

Job Details

After School ASC – Upper School Academic Support Center (ASC) Tutor

  1. 5 hours a week, hourly position
  2. Only days when school is in session
  3. Assist the Academic Support Teacher by working with and tutoring middle and high school students at the Academic Support Center.
  4. The Academic Support Center is a place for students to get additional help with their school work before and after school. This position would only be for the before school time.
  5. Hours are Monday-Friday 8:15-9:45 a.m. or 8:30-9:45 a.m.
  6. Pay rate is $15.00 per hour.

General Qualifications

  1. Supportive of the school’s mission to foster hope in God within the inner-city neighborhood of Minneapolis by providing youth with an outstanding, Christ-centered education.
  2. Ability to effectively educate in a multi-racial, multi-ethnic, and economically disadvantaged urban community.
  3. Desire to equip the children of the city with an academically rigorous, comprehensive, classical Christian education to prepare them to deal with the complex issues of living in this present society.
  4. Willingness to go above and beyond in building relationships with students.
  5. BS or BA preferred but not required.

Finding Hope Again

For DaShawna and her siblings, growing up in Minneapolis wasn’t easy.   “All of our life, our mom struggled with drug addiction. The neighborhood we lived in was gang affiliated, and sometimes there would be shootouts. A lot of the things that were happening we just kind of bottled inside, because we didn’t want to look weak.” But, at Hope Academy, DaShawna experienced something radically different. Year […]