We are incredibly proud of our newest alumni, this year’s graduates from AF Amistad High and AF Brooklyn High. We are excited to see all that they will accomplish as they climb the mountain to college graduation. Congratulations, Class of 2014!

Wherever you're vacationing and catching up on sleep this summer, it's a great time to start planning for the ways you want to infuse joy into your classroom next fall. Use the resources below to bring some of the summer spirit to your students in September.

Use this Week 8 vision of excellence to determine school-wide outcomes and benchmarks to ensure strong baseline school culture for the rest of the year

Gather data on how teachers and students are progressing towards Week 8 outcomes using this culture walkthrough tool.

Plan for strong school-wide and classroom rituals using these templates.

Guide your planning and execution of rituals using this checklist.

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Coach and develop teachers in New Haven, CT! Join the leadership team at Achievement First Amistad High as an ELA Academic Dean or Dean of School Culture. Apply today!

Secondary Math and Science Teachers
Start Date: Immediate
Location: New York and Connecticut

Do you consider yourself a content geek? Then we want YOU here at AF! We're looking for individuals who are passionate about math and science and who want to engage in a deeply intellectual way with our math and science curriculum. Join the ranks of some of the geekiest people in education, and bring your passion for math and science to our kids!

Learn more about our available teacher and leader roles here.

Associate Director, Special Services Achievement
Start Date:
 Immediate
Location: New Haven, CT preferred, but flexible

The associate director is a member of the Network Support Team Special Services, which works to build and sustain systems to support struggling students and students with IEPs. The associate director will drive student achievement by supporting schools to use data to serve scholars with diverse needs, develop and lead professional development for coaches and teachers across schools, and serve as a consultant to drive authentic compliance at schools. Learn more about this opportunity here.

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

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 for our communities.

At Achievement First, we believe that closing the achievement gap is an economic and moral imperative. It is the civil rights issue of our time. In carrying out our mission, Achievement First must ensure that our team is composed of individuals who, through their talent, commitment and understanding of both student needs and effective teaching, can ensure all of our students succeed in accomplishing these big dreams. Diversity and inclusiveness are critical to our mission.

Read why Achievement First has named diversity and inclusiveness one of our top five priorities for the 2013-14 school year here.