2020-21 Art Teacher

ACE Charter Schools

About the organization

Since 2008, ACE has operated charter schools serving 5th-12th grade students in East San Jose with one goal: our students will confidently choose to attend and graduate from college. 98% of our graduates will be the first in their family to attend college.
ACE is the only charter school in California that strategically recruits students and families that have been left behind by the current education system. With support from the Community Outreach Team, ACE is committed to re-engage families with the ACE school model through grassroots community organizing. As a result, 92% of our students are considered low-income and 50% are classified as English-Learners. 20% of ACE students qualify for Special Education services compared to 10-12% in neighborhood schools. ACE students are considered to be performing below grade-level. At ACE, we understand that academic growth takes time. It may take multiple years to see the academic performance that will put students on the college-track.


Maintain the unwavering belief in the extraordinary potential of every student.
Maintain a growth mindset with all stakeholders.
Build authentic relationships with students by serving as a mentor; consistently reinforce the belief that all students have the capacity to be successful through college.
Build authentic relationships with families through school events, phone calls and conferences.
Facilitate students’ mastery of academic standards through long-term planning, daily and weekly lesson plans, and execution of rigorous and engaging daily instruction.
Collaborate with ACE Learning Specialists to support a full-inclusion model of Special Education to the greatest extent possible..
Create a warm yet firm classroom culture through consistent implementation of behavior ladders.
Celebrate student growth, as well as proficiency
Host office hours for students twice weekly (and as needed).
Consistently integrate coaching feedback.
Communicate effectively and respectfully with all stakeholders.
Approach professional development (training, observations, coaching and feedback) with commitment and reflection.



Teaching experience in San Jose or a community of similar demographics.
Experience working with diverse student populations, including ELs and students with disabilities.
Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred, but not required.


Bachelor’s Degree
Valid California State Teaching Credential or equivalent and transferable teaching license from another state
Intern credential accepted
We are prepared to consider qualified candidates with the intent to enroll in an intern credential program.



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