Achievement First
Respect - Enthusiasm - Achievement - Citizenship - Hard Work September 2012



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Every great year starts with determining your students’ current abilities. Use these resources below to assess your students' literacy skills and maximize your instructional time. 

Evaluate your elementary students' expository writing skills with this rubric.

Plan how to teach and asses your 5th grade students during the first ELA unit of the year.

Gauge your 6th grade students' writing ability with this traits rubric.

Assess your high school students' writing skills using our interactive rubric.

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



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Here at Achievement First, we believe that teachers are platinum. We support their growth and development with a variety of professional development tools and sessions. Check out the examples below.

Watch Doug McCurry present a session on Great Aims at New Staff Training.

Reflect on your instructional abilities with Achievement First’s Essentials Rubric.

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



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Our work at Achievement First is driven by the mission that all of our scholars will have access to a great education. We prepare our scholars to succeed in college and become leaders in our communities.

Watch as Achievement First students, parents and staff share what the AF mission means to them in this video.



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We host events throughout the year to help you get to know us better and see our scholars in action. Check out these events that we'll be hosting over the next few months.

September 21 - School Tour: New York
October 13 - Professional Development: The Together Teacher
October 19 - School Tour: New York
October 25 - School Tour: Connecticut
November 9 - Early Elementary School Open House
November 14 - Virtual Professional Development: Elementary Joy Factor
November 15 - School Tour: New York

View more events and register on our online calendar.



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Maia Heyck-Merlin, Senior Advisor at Achievement First, helps teachers build habits, customize tools, and create space to become a Together Teacher. To learn more about Maia’s new book and download time-saving resources that will help you keep yourself together throughout the year, click here.

Maia will also be hosting a Together Teacher professional development session on Saturday, October 13th. To learn more and RSVP, click here.

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2012-13 Elementary Teachers
Start Date:
Immediately
Location: Connecticut

We are looking for talented elementary school teachers to build a strong foundation for our scholars. Our elementary teachers work hard to make sure our scholars start their climb up the mountain to college on the best foot possible. Achievement First supports these efforts with robust teacher professional development, including weekly coaching meetings, on-going planning sessions and unparalleled learning opportunities. 

Learn more about teaching opportunities at Achievement First and apply here.

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Regional Associate Director of Special Services Achievement
Start Date:
Immediately
Location:
New Haven, CT

The regional associate director of special services achievement works to coordinate all the special services for the Achievement First academies in Connecticut . The regional associate director assists in the recruitment of special service providers, supports the training of special service coordinators and learning specialists, and provides ongoing evaluation and feedback to learning specialists and special education teachers. 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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Achievement First believes that closing the achievement gap is an economic and moral imperative. It is the civil rights issue of our time. We believe that all children, regardless of race or economic status, can succeed if they have access to a great education. Our mission is to provide all of our scholars 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 for our communities. In carrying out our mission, Achievement First must ensure that our staff is composed of individuals who, through their talent, commitment and understanding of both scholar needs and effective teaching, can ensure all of our scholars succeed in accomplishing these big dreams. Diversity and inclusiveness are critical to our mission.

Learn more about diversity and inclusiveness at Achievement First here.

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