The Delaware College Scholars’ (DCS) Program at St. Andrew’s is a partnership between St. Andrew’s School and the Delaware Department of Education Higher Education office. Its mission is to recruit, assist, and enrich high-performing lower income high school students academically and socially towards applying to competitive college and universities as well as preparation towards their eventual transition into higher education upon completion of their Delaware High School graduation. DCS targets these students in particular because research shows that lower income students who demonstrate high academic ability early in HS unfortunately plateau and do not fully reach their full potential. DCS engages this particular group, prepares them for the college process and simultaneously exposes them to social and academic experiences to help acclimate their understanding of what it takes to excel beyond high school. The end goal of the DCS is for 100% of participants to graduate high school and gain acceptance into competitive 4-year colleges/universities.
The Delaware College Scholars’ Program will be held the summer after 10th grade and is a three-week residential program held at St. Andrew’s School in Delaware, where scholars have a variety of academic classes and college workshops, and prepare for the transition to college life.
POSITIONS We are currently seeking teachers for the following subjects:
Test Prep (SAT)
Must have experience with middle school and/or high school students; Teaching certification is not required.
Teach subject area according to curriculum guidelines specified by DCS
Maintain ongoing curriculum evaluation and development to meet needs of students
Teach a minimum of 4-6 sections (may include an elective) of about 10-15 students per day Monday – Sunday
Hold office hours to further assist students as necessary
Study hall extra assistance sessions (TBD amongst teams – at least one member on duty for office hours 730-930pm nightly
Attend pre–summer training at St. Andrew’s School (June 10 and 11)
Review, correct and comment upon written assignments, exams and projects in a timely manner
Prepare detailed comments about each scholar to be used in the transition process and college counseling assistance
Attend all faculty meetings
Chaperone field trips at least 2 college field trips (dates will be finalized late May)
Dormitory supervision on a rotational basis
Additional duties as needed
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
Strong mastery of subject area
Expert level written and oral skills
Teaching experience in a rigorous academic environment, including work with highly capable students
Demonstrated talent in the instruction of students with varied learning styles and levels of mastery