Co Curricular Aide (Immediate Opening)

Job Type

Full Time




908 Wahler Place, SE
United States



Who We Are

Achievement Prep is an award-winning college-preparatory public charter school network committed to historically underserved communities of Southeast Washington, DC. Our flagship middle school, which opened in 2008, serves approximately 500 scholars in 4th – 8th grade. Opening in 2013, our elementary school, serves approximately 350 scholars in K – 3rd grade. It also includes an early childhood partnership with AppleTree Institute, which serves approximately 160 preK3 and preK4 scholars. Our mission is to prepare students to excel as high-achieving scholars and leaders in high school, college and beyond.

What You Will Do

The Co-Curricular Class Aide (CCCA) works with the Art, Music, Physical Education, and/or Technology Teacher(s) to provide high-quality instruction to Achievement Prep scholars. In conjunction with the Co-Curricular Teacher(s), s/he plays a very active role in ensuring that scholars receive the support and engagement necessary to excel as high-achieving scholars. S/he is responsible for supporting the Co-Curricular Teacher(s) in planning, instructional delivery, classroom management, and assessment.

Reporting to the Co-Curricular Instructional Coach, you will:

Class Support

  • Assist in planning and implementing daily program for co-curricular classes, including preparing needed materials and supplies
  • Lead small- and whole-group instruction in partnership with the Co-Curricular Teacher
  • Uphold the Achievement Prep standard for classroom management and instruction when the Co-Curricular Teacher is absent
  • Work with the Co-Curricular Teacher(s) in maintaining an orderly space and a well-kept inventory of equipment and supplies
  • Communicate observations and/or concerns regarding scholars’ progress to appropriate individuals
  • Complete any necessary data collection in an appropriate, accurate, and timely manner
  • Communicate frequently with families of scholars you serve
  • Manage time, tasks, deadlines and responsibilities in a fast-paced environment and hold others accountable for the same

Continuous Development

  • Work with colleagues on a daily basis to improve scholar achievement
  • Improve professional practice through regular formal and informal observations, weekly coaching sessions, weekly professional development and data-driven reflection
  • Participate actively in weekly professional development sessions, grade-level meetings, content team meetings and other opportunities to analyze scholar work, data, and goals
  • Receive continuous feedback from peers and school leaders on your practice and be expected to give the same

General School Support

  • Implement the Achievement Prep behavior system with fidelity
  • Engage in additional school-wide responsibilities, such as lunch/recess duty, hallway posts, events committees, etc.
  • Receive continuous feedback from peers and school leaders on your practice and be expected to give the same
  • Embody our core values of Determination, Respect, Enthusiasm, Accountability, and Mastery
  • Maintain a culture centered on our ethos and core values of Determination, Respect, Enthusiasm, Accountability, and Mastery
  • Exhibit an unwavering commitment to high academic achievement and character development in our scholars
  • Be on campus from at least 7:30 AM to at least 5:00 PM daily
  • Attend and support events during the school day and in the evenings (monthly) that invite families into the building

Be willing to take on additional responsibilities as necessary to fulfill Achievement Prep’s mission for our scholars 

You Must Have

  • High school diploma/GED
  • 1+ year of experience working with children in historically underserved communities

It Would Be Nice for Your to Have

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1+ year of experience in an urban school environment

Who You Are

You know and understand the power of education and have seen, first hand, that power manifested either in your life or in the lives of others. You are committed to serving historically underserved communities knowing that your work is part of a larger ecosystem committed to change. You believe in a quality public education for all and are determined to serve every child that comes your way. You are unapologetically mission driven and will do whatever it takes to advance the work and ensure scholar achievement. You are excited about not just the work, but doing the work at Achievement Prep. You are familiar with our community and are not afraid of or by all the beauty and challenges that come with living in impoverished communities. You value and respect everyone and demonstrate that respect in words and actions.

You are a results-driven educator who holds scholars to consistently high academic and behavior expectations because you know they can rise to the challenge and grow up to change the world. You are hungry to grow and gain hands-on practice and training to become an excellent teacher who ensures a quality education for your scholars because you know that education is paramount to their options, opportunities, and ability to push beyond systemic oppression to live a fulfilling life. You respect timelines and know that meeting the same are not optional or to be taken for granted. You are open to feedback, eager to grow, and bring your best to everything you do. You know the work isn’t easy and don’t expect for it to be. The grind of our mission ignites you. You are not only capable of performing but thrive in circumstances involving ambiguity and nuance. You look for or create the joy in your day-to-day and want to work with others who do, too. 

What We Value

  • 100% Scholars: You prioritize what’s best for scholars first.
  • Results Without Excuses: You set, track and achieve ambitious goals; and you own the mistakes.
  • Sweat the Small Stuff: You pay attention to the smallest details to ensure smooth, predictable, and effective outcomes.
  • Community Matters – Mightily: You show care and respect for others – even when the work is taxing.
  • Unapologetically Mission-Driven: You have a “whatever it takes” mentality in achieving the mission.
  • Many Minds, One Mission: You value and partner with parents and the community for the good of scholars.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

High School

How To Apply

What You Get

  • Development:
  • Ongoing weekly or bi-weekly coaching and development from direct supervisor
  • Regular internal professional development tailored to the requirements of the position and staff needs
  • Opportunities to participate in external professional development that increases effectiveness in the role
  • Compensation & Benefits:
  • Achievement Prep offers highly competitive compensation and benefits
  • Medical, vision, dental benefits
  • Flexible spending accounts for transit, dependent care, and medical expenses
  • 401k with automatic immediate employer matching up to 4%
  • It Pays to Stay: 
  • Upon completion of 2 full school years of service, employees become eligible for annual loyalty incentives
  • Gifts and Achievement Prep swag
  • Bonuses