Deer Trail Academy is a middle and high school education facility for students who are court-placed or who have exhausted other education opportunities. This new charter school has two campuses. One is located in Oxford MI, on the grounds of the Crossroads for Youth non-profit organization that serves at-risk youth, and the other campus is located in Oak Park, MI. Crossroads for Youth has been serving students and families for more than 50 years by providing a therapeutic and educational community through its core programs and its Adventure Center on 320 picturesque acres.
The new charter school will be run with compassion and high expectations. Individualized plans, targeted course work, and outdoor experiences will inspire and empower students to succeed. Deer Trail Academy will be academically rigorous and will use project based learning, experience and reflection to reconnect students to the purpose and value of schooling and provide them with the necessary skills in communication, collaboration, problem solving and critical thinking to be successful after high school.
Student's course of study will be highly personalized and goal oriented. A strong Advisory program will focus on developing positive relationships with students and working collaboratively to overcome past obstacles to success. Course content will be highly engaging and relevant delivered through a combination of outdoor activity, online course work and remediation, and project-based learning.
Students at Deer Trail Academy will be a combination of alternative education students and residential students who may be at the Academy for an unpredictable length of time. The school leader will need to guide staff in working with these populations.
Deer Trail Academy seeks to fill the following position at both campuses for the 2013-2014 school year:
Note: In order for your application to be considered for a teaching position you must attach the following supplemental documents on the next page of this application: Signed and notarized teaching certificate (front and back), MTTC test scores, copy of your college transcripts