Futures Academy Careers and Employment
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Futures Academy (formerly Halstrom Academy) is the leader in premium, personalized learning for grades 6-12. We have reimagined what it looks and feels like to go to school. We feature optimal 1:1 learning, 21st century skill electives, such as coding and digital arts, the science of happiness, and college readiness programs. We are a network of 15-campuses, and growing, where over 19,000 students have found a better way to learn since our opening in 1985. We are leaders in personalized education that breaks boundaries and connects students with learning.
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The opportunity to teach one student at a time is wonderful. You can build a strong relationship with each student, and you can customize the learning activities and the pacing to best support each student's learning.
I worked at futures academy for a year as a science and math teacher. I was put on the hardest courses teaching the toughest material which is fine and I got compensated more than other teachers. The only problem is the cliquey and sepearate culture. You stay in your room all day. If the principal doesn't like you then you will get fewer of the highly variable hours. You don't really learn much of anything and I wouldn't recommend it unless you really, really need the money.
You will deal with children on all ends of the spectrum so be prepared. You will deal with students that are totally brilliant and pleasant and then next class they could be depressed and refuse to learn. If you know how to deal with that then you are going to be fine. If you like a specific set of hours to work with at least 20+ hours a week they will give you what you want as long as your schedule is reasonable.
Teachers are who make this place function. Unfortunately compensation is low and job security is non-existent. Some credentialed teachers make $20 or less. For-profit institution; business people (non educators) are hired as Admin, as tuition is 20k-30k a year, per student, and salespeople are needed. Families are not given accurate information about the capabilities of these types of campuses in order to reach enrollment numbers. 99% of students have IEPs or 504s, yet there is absolutely no training or support given to teachers who have zero experience teaching students with learning differences. Teachers are given impossible tasks without proper support and made to feel inadequate when students continue to fail. Teachers are spoken to condescendingly and are required to find their own resources and pay for any materials needed for students. Extremely high teacher/admin turnover rates.
What is the best part of working at the company? Teacher coworkers What is the most stressful part about working at the company? Management is zero What is the work environment and culture like at the company? Management not helpful at all
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The usual questions. It’s more about your personality and temperament. You have to keep up with the fast pace and the constant changes that come down the pipe from home office.
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