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At ACE, we build optimism as a first step to lifelong success.

Since 2008, ACE has launched and operated excellent charter schools in urban San Jose with one goal: our students, by the end of their time in ACE’s middle and high schools, will confidently choose to be the first in their family to attend and graduate from a four-year college or university.


ACE is looking to bring on classroom leaders who are committed to providing great schools to the students who need them the most. The successful applicant will be aligned with ACE’s model, be highly motivated, thoughtful in their approach and maintain high expectations for underserved students in high-need communities. ACE teachers and school leaders must capitalize on the hope sparked by our Culture of Optimism with an academic program that helps students move from hoping they will get to college to expecting that they will succeed there. ACE’s first graduating class sent 77% of scholars to local CSU and UC’s.


  • Have and demonstrate the inherent belief that all students can achieve academic success and be on the path to college, regardless of their circumstances
  • Optimistically embrace student growth and proficiency targets
  • Embrace the notion of “culture before curriculum” and explicitly teach culture, both inside the classroom and throughout campus. Responsible for maintaining all safety rules and expectations on campus
  • Collaborate with Lead Teacher and or School Leader to design curriculum that is backwards planned from cycle benchmark assessments and a yearly overview, and that is aligned to Common Core Standards
  • Be accountable for ensuring that all assessments are administered and graded in a timely manner; data is maintained and accessible to staff and parents; analyzing results with staff, parents, and students; and making adjustments to instructions as needed
  • Expected to be present on campus from 7:30 am to 4 pm daily and be prepared to teach 5 to 6 hours; prepare lesson plans for substitutes on days that you are absent
  • Accountable for completing report cards based on school site calendar and conducting parent-teacher conferences.
  • Maintain a high bar for student behaviors and effectively manage classroom culture to promote a safe, rigorous learning environment
  • Participate in ACE “Culture Calendar” events including: planning of student exhibitions, awards nights, student led conferences, etc.


  • A deep commitment to the ACE mission and passion for our students and families.
  • CREDENTIAL: Hold a valid teaching credential in CA or be in the process of receiving one, or have the ability to transfer an out-of-state credential to CA
  • 1+ years in a classroom setting teaching students preferably in an urban environment
  • Knowledge of subject matter, including California Common Core Standards
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred but not required
  • Dynamic, engaging, professional with a positive attitude with the ability to work with a sense of urgency in a fast-paced environment; an ability to exercise critical thinking through ambiguous problems


  • Salary: ACE salary scale is between $53,300 - $81,600
  • Benefits: Competitive package including healthcare, vision, and dental
  • Relocation: $2,500 for relocating 45+ miles away from San Jose, CA per IRS Guidelines
  • Professional development: ACE offers 175+ hours of coaching, feedback, and development. 
  • Full-time, Exempt position
  • At-Will Agreement


1.     Apply on the ACE Charter Schools website


  • Once an offer has been extended, a candidate must meet the following criteria to receive a final agreement:
  1. Employment Eligibility
  2. Criminal Background Check
  3. Valid TB Clearance

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