WAY American School
Belleville, United States
Welcome to an educational experience that encourages collaboration, achieving excellence, and a clear path to college and careers. Welcome to a place where every student is provided with a personalized, project based student-centered learning experience, unique in-school, and online environments with 24/7 live access to educators.
WAY provides young people with a world-class education and the tools for success in life after graduating with an American high school diploma. WAY is changing the way students are being taught, by embracing the way they already learn through a project-based, student-centered approach. American teachers provide dynamic, innovative instruction to Chinese and Brazilian high school students.
WAY American School is a network of AdvancED accredited schools throughout the world. We offer a world-class education and tools for success in life after graduation. Through a partnership with elite private schools, our students acquire an American high school diploma without leaving China/Brazil. WAY American School graduates are equipped to enter the best universities in the United States and abroad.
Purpose of Job:
An expert is a certified teacher in a specific content area and is in charge of creating engaging projects and learning opportunities for students, using the provided curriculum that follows U.S. national and common core standards. They work with a cohort of students as a part of a multidisciplinary team to ensure academic growth and development. Our school is a school within a school, exact location and schedule depends on new openings, you can see our locations, both current and upcoming, on our website.
Candidates must have a valid U.S. teaching certificate (preferably in English Language Arts and/or Social Studies or Social Sciences) and a valid U.S. Passport.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
W-A-Y is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No W-A-Y employee will discriminate unlawfully against an applicant for employment or fellow employee because of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, height, weight, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability which is unrelated to the person's ability to do the job, or any other unlawful criteria.
Additional Information on Brazil:
In Brazil, we're partnered with private schools (several different ones) and have classrooms within the school. Our school works more as an after-school program and the average schedule has teachers teach two 2-hour classes from about 2pm-6pm (i.e. 2-4 & 4-6). Teachers report at 9:00am and mornings are designated for: planning, collaborating (with other teachers or teaching assistant (TA), who acts as more of a team-teacher), grading, meetings, etc.; teachers have an hour lunch, then prepare for students. All our curriculum is online and project-based. Lessons should generally consist of a language developing activity, then content based activities and engagement, and some work time where students are either doing collaborative work or teachers can work with students on individual progress and understanding.
Upon hire and obtaining a work visa, candidates will need to provide the following documents:
(All of these items must be notarized/apostolate)
1 - University Diploma
2 – Letter of Employment: One or more letters from former employers that demonstrates the candidate (teacher) has at least 01 year of former job experience in the position he/she will hold in Brazil. Note that only jobs held after graduation (undergraduate) from university count. The letter(s) must state the position held, for what period and must also contain:
i)The employer’s name and full address; ii)Be printed on the institution’s letterhead ; iii)Contain a rubber or haut relieve stamp (Notary stamp); iv)Be signed by an authorized official from the institution.(apostille)
3 – Questionnaire: Complete the attached questionnaire (does not have to be notarized/apostilled)
4 – Passport: Copy of the identification pages (pages containing photo, full name and number) of valid US passport. (does not need apostille)
5 – Federal Background Check: Complete Background check or police report.
6 - Birth Certificate (original)
Additonal information on China:
In China, we're partnered with one of the most prominate international schools in China, Bright Scholar, and have classrooms within the school. Our program is embedded into students' daily schedule, so teachers teach four forty-minute classes. Teachers are also expected to sponsor a student interest or academic club 1-2 times per week. All our curriculum is online and project-based. Lessons should generally consist of a language developing activity, then content based activities and engagement, and some work time where students are either doing collaborative work or teachers can work with students on individual progress and understanding.
Upon hire and obtaining a work visa, candidates will need to provide the following documents; you may also visit the Chinese Embassey website-- http://www.china-embassy.org/eng/visas/ :
(all must be notarized/apostolate):
1. Foreigner Work Permit Application Form
2. Proof of Work Qualification（Reference letter- from employer/previous employer）
3. Highest Degree of Schooling or the Certificate of Professional Qualification (post-secondary diploma)
4. Notarization Materials for Highest Degree Certificate
5. Criminal Record Certificate (background check)
6. The Health Certificate issued or authenticated by the Exit-Entry inspection and Quarantine Administration or the health certificate issued by a foreign medical institution authenticated by Chinese embassy or consulate in the country where the medical institution is located
7. Employment Contract
8. Certificate of Teaching English（TEFL,TESOL,TESL,etc）or the Certificate of Professional Qualification (teaching certificate)
9. A Recent 2-inch half-length, bareheaded and full-face photograph taken within 6 months
10. Copy of Valid Passport
11. Resume（including record of schooling and work experience）
12. Registration Form of Temporary Residence Form will be completed upon arrival in China
*Highest Degree Certificate, No Criminal record certificate and Health Certificate need to be certified.