Achievement First
Respect - Enthusiasm - Achievement - Citizenship - Hard Work November 2011         


At Achievement First, we know that a great academic year requires rigorous instruction. Here are some science resources to help you keep your lessons strong.

Elementary School

Plan your first grade force and motion lessons with this unit plan.

Help your students discover the science of sound using this lesson plan.

Middle School

Teach your students about forming a hypothesis with this interactive handout.

Analyze the science of genetics using this genotype lesson.

High School

Explore the properties of water with this biochemistry lesson.

Discover cell division with your students using this lesson plan.

To download more Achievement First resources in all subjects and grade levels, visit our newly updated resources page.


If you can't make it to one of our in-person events, join us for a Virtual Information Session hosted by an Achievement First talent recruiter.  We will discuss:

  • Achievement First's history, mission, and core values
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Opportunities to join our team for the 2012-13 school year
  • Application process and qualities of a successful candidate

Starting Your School Leadership Career with Achievement First

November 8; 8:00-9:00 p.m. Eastern Standard


Teaching Opportunities with Achievement First
November 29; 8:00-9:00 p.m. Eastern Standard        



Throughout the year, our team visits cities across the country in search of the best teachers and school leaders. Below are cities we'll be visiting this month; please email us to learn more.

  • November 4 - Greenwood, MS
  • November 5 - Atlanta, GA
  • November 5 - Washington, DC
  • November 5 - Helena, AR
  • November 7 - Boston, MA

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Are you looking for suggestions on how to balance your teaching responsibilities with your personal life? Achievement First teachers share their advice on striking this balance here.

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2011-12 Teacher Intern
Start Date: Immediate

The Teacher Internship is an amazing opportunity for recent top-college graduates, with little or no teaching experience, who want to explore a career in education. Teacher interns are exposed to best practices in education reform, gain hands-on experience in the classroom assisting teachers, and learn about the administration of a high-performing charter school.

Achievement First is looking for an immediate teacher intern to join our Brooklyn team.  Learn more and apply here.


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Principal's Executive Assistant
Start Date:

The principal's executive assistant will work closely with the school's leadership team to execute critical communications and support the principal with special projects. The executive assistant will coordinate and manage internal and external communications, plan and complete complex projects, and maintain a warm and friendly office environment. Learn more about this opportunity and apply here.

We are always looking for talented individuals to join our Network Support team. View current Achievement First Network Support opportunities here.

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The mission of Achievement First is to deliver on the promise of equal educational opportunity for all of America's children. We believe that all children, regardless of race or economic status, can succeed if they have access to a great education.

Achievement First schools will provide all of our students with the academic and character skills they need to graduate from top colleges, to succeed in a competitive world and to serve as the next generation of leaders in our communities.

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