2017 High School Teachers
Median Pay: US$57,200
Entry Level: Bachelor's degree
Summary
High school teachers help prepare students for life after graduation. They teach academic lessons and various skills that students will need to attend college and to enter the job market.
Duties

High school teachers typically do the following:

  • Plan lessons in the subjects they teach, such as biology or history
  • Assess students to evaluate their abilities, strengths, and weaknesses
  • Teach students in full class settings or in small groups
  • Adapt lessons to any changes in class size
  • Grade students' assignments and exams to monitor progress
  • Communicate with parents about students' progress
  • Work with individual students to challenge them, to improve their abilities, and to work on their weaknesses
  • Prepare students for standardized tests required by the state
  • Develop and enforce classroom rules and administrative policies
  • Supervise students outside of the classroom - for example, at lunchtime or during detention

High school teachers generally teach students from the 9th through 12th grades. They usually specialize in one subject area, such as math, science, or history. They may teach several different classes within that subject area. For example, a high school math teacher may teach courses in algebra, calculus, and/or geometry.

High school teachers may teach students from different grades throughout the day. For example, in one class they may have students from the 9th grade and then in the next class they may have 12th-grade students. In many schools, students are divided into classes on the basis of their abilities, so teachers need to change their courses to match the students' abilities.

High school teachers see several different classes of students throughout the day. They may teach the same material - for example, world history - to more than one class if the school has many students taking that subject.

Some high school teachers instruct special classes, such as art, music, and physical education.

When they do not have classes, teachers plan lessons, grade assignments, and meet with other teachers and staff.

In some schools, teachers of English as a second language (ESL) and teachers of English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) work exclusively with students who are learning the English language. These students are often referred to as English language learners (ELLs). These teachers work with students individually or in groups to help them improve their English language skills and help them with assignments for other classes.

Students with learning disabilities and emotional or behavioral disorders often are taught in traditional classes. Therefore, high school teachers may work with special education teachers to adapt lessons to these students' needs and to monitor the students' progress.

Some teachers maintain websites to communicate with parents about students' assignments, upcoming events, and grades. For students, teachers may create websites or discussion boards to present information and to expand a lesson taught in class.

Some high school teachers coach sports and advise student clubs and other groups, activities that frequently take place before or after school.

Counselor/Social Worker

Type: Part Time
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Counselor/Social Worker (Part-time)

Type: Part Time
About the OrganizationDCP's success with first-generation college students is at the forefront of a national movement for college access and educational equity. The first charter high school in Silicon Valley, Downtown College Prep (DCP) was founded in San Jose in 2000 with the belief that all...
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iLearning HotSpot Co-Teacher - IDEA Bluff Springs Academy (19-20)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
IDEA Public Schools:At IDEA Public Schools, we believe in college for ALL and we are committed to ensuring that all of our students graduate from college. IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school to the fastest-growing network of tuition-free Pre-K-12 public charter schools in the United...
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K-12 Testing Coordinator - IDEA Monterrey Park (19-20)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
IDEA Public Schools:At IDEA Public Schools, we believe in college for ALL and we are committed to ensuring that all of our students graduate from college. IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school to the fastest-growing network of tuition-free Pre-K-12 public charter schools in the United...
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K-12 Testing Coordinator - IDEA Carver (19-20)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
IDEA Public Schools:At IDEA Public Schools, we believe in college for ALL and we are committed to ensuring that all of our students graduate from college. IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school to the fastest-growing network of tuition-free Pre-K-12 public charter schools in the United...
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K-12 Testing Coordinator - IDEA Walzem (19-20)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
IDEA Public Schools:At IDEA Public Schools, we believe in college for ALL and we are committed to ensuring that all of our students graduate from college. IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school to the fastest-growing network of tuition-free Pre-K-12 public charter schools in the United...
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Sales Market Research Intern (Fall Semester)

Type: Internship
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Makerspace Teacher

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Assistant Child Care Teacher-UM Crookston Early Childhood Development Center

Type: Part Time
Minimum Qualifications:Must be able to repeatedly 1) physically supervise young children, protecting and preventing harm to them; 2) able to immediately respond to emergency situations; 3) visually and aurally observe children in their environment; 4) effectively communicate with children and their...
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Crookston, MN

Education Coordinator

Type: Part Time
GENERAL SUMMARY:The Education Coordinator supports the development, implementation, and sustainability of the Museum's Education programs, spaces, and experiences. The Education Coordinator is responsible for the development and daily implementation of the Museum's lifelong learning...
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Writing Teacher - IDEA Ingram Hills College Prep (19-20)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
IDEA Public Schools:At IDEA Public Schools, we believe in college for ALL and we are committed to ensuring that all of our students graduate from college. IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school to the fastest-growing network of tuition-free Pre-K-12 public charter schools in the United...
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Paraprofessional - Instructional BJHS

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Educational Assistant- Innovative Learning Center @ HHS 2019-20

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
The Hermiston School District is seeking applicants for the position of Educational Assistant- Innovative Learning Center. The Educational Assistant will work under the direction of the assigned Teacher and/or Principal to support instructional activities.Qualifications :Must have at least a high...
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2019-2020 Middle School Counselor 845 (Northeast Middle)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
The secondary counselor is a member of the Kansas City Public Schools guidance function, charged with providing a comprehensive guidance program for students in grades 7-12. The counselor develops program activities to meet the needs of students; consults with teachers, staff and parents to enhance...
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Health Education Team Summer Intern

Type: Internship
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Instructor of Computer Science - Time Limited

Type: Part Time
Instructor of Computer Science - Time LimitedDEPARTMENT: Engineering and Computer SciencePOSITION NUMBER: 65029977POSTING DATE: June 13, 2019CLOSING DATE: June 30, 2019 5pmPOSITION TYPE/SALARY: EHRA Faculty - 10 Month, 1.0 FTE, Time Limited Salary Commensurate on Education and ExperienceMinimum...
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19/20 SY - COUNSELOR - $7,500 INCENTIVE - GUIDANCE COUNSELOR - SECONDARY

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Paraprofessional Instructional - ISS

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Bryant School DistrictParaprofessional - Instructiona lDepartment: Elementary, Middle School, or High SchoolJob Status: Full TimeFLSA Status: Non-ExemptReports To: PrincipalGrade/Level: ClassifiedAmount of Travel Required: VariesJob Type: RegularPositions Supervised: NoneWork Schedule:180-day...
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Excel Sposato Teaching Fellowship [2019-20 Academic Year]

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Organization: Excel Academy Charter SchoolsJob Title: Sposato Teaching FellowCampus/Location: VariedOrganization OverviewFounded in 2003 to provide a free, public, high-quality college preparatory education for the students of East Boston and Chelsea, Excel is proving that children's ability...
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Excel Sposato Teaching Fellowship [2019-20 Academic Year]

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Organization: Excel Academy Charter SchoolsJob Title: Sposato Teaching FellowCampus/Location: VariedOrganization OverviewFounded in 2003 to provide a free, public, high-quality college preparatory education for the students of East Boston and Chelsea, Excel is proving that children's ability...
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