Young Scholars Charter Schools

Mid-Year 6th Grade STEAM/Science Teacher

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Young Scholars Charter School is seeking a passionate and hardworking 6th grade STEAM teacher to join the Young Scholars Charter School family.  This is a mid-year position with an ideal start date in December 2017 or January 2018.


About Young Scholars Charter School

Young Scholars Charter School (YSCS) is a free, lottery-based, open-enrollment charter school serving students from across Philadelphia in grades 6-8. YSCS offers a rigorous college-prep curriculum designed to lay the foundation for success in college and career. 


About STEAM (Stem + Art)

The demands of the 21st century require us to think differently about core academic subjects. STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) is an innovative way to enhance traditional Science programming. Our STEAM classes will address traditional science and math content through innovative lab opportunities, and—through our partnership with an international nonprofit—participate in a class that combines design thinking and one-to-one collaboration to solve real-world problems between students in the U.S. and global partner students in 20+ countries. 


  • Outstanding instructional skills and data-driven approach to instructional planning;
  • Mastery and enthusiasm for content/subject area;
  • The ability to motivate students and cultivate a culture of achievement;
  • A belief that ALL students should be held to high academic standards;
  • Resilience and professionalism;
  • Commitment to school transformation and continuous improvement;
  • Open to feedback and coaching;
  • Strong sense of personal accountability for student achievement;
  • Collaborative approach to problem solving.

Educational Background and Work Experience

  • Experience driving student achievement results;
  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or a related field;
  • Must hold or be actively working to obtain PA teacher certification.



  • Plan and provide excellent instruction, making every minute count in your classroom;
  • Develop detailed lesson plans, materials, homework assignments, and assessments based on state standards and school-wide goals for student achievement
  • Provide differentiated learning opportunities to support each student’s academic growth;
  • Set and reinforce clear expectations for student engagement;
  • Continuously improve based on feedback and coaching from school leaders;
  • Collaborate with other teachers to increase student engagement and achievement;
  • Reward positive student engagement and hold students accountable using school-wide systems;
  • Engage with family members regularly and participate in school-wide family engagement activities including phone calls to family members and school-based meetings with families;
  • Partner with other teachers and other education professionals to meet the needs of all learners;
  • Provide additional academic support to students after school for at least one hour per week.


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