Summer Academy High School Teacher

Durham, North Carolina, United States · High School Department · 002


Our Mission

Student U is a college-access and success organization that believes all students in Durham have the ability to succeed. We know that structural racism, poverty and other systemic injustices force our students to face significant obstacles to educational success. We want to change the odds for children in the Durham community. We believe our students are powerful, and that this power will help us realize a Durham where all students can succeed.

The Work

Our Summer Academy staff are excited to facilitate learning and create an environment for students to succeed. We are hiring staff to work in our summer academy program, providing academic enrichment and structured new experiences. In Summer Academy, we are committed to helping our students feel success and growth by providing thoughtful, intentional academic experiences, and sharing our own excitement around academic content.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Student U High School Teacher!


Our high school Summer Academy is a five week academic enrichment program designed to support our rising 9th and 10th grade students’ academic and social transition to and through high school. Student U teachers work full-time in the summer, creating lesson plans and teaching their own self-designed course while working collaboratively with other teachers to engage and inspire students. Student U teachers are expected to be fully present at Summer Academy which operates Monday – Friday from 7:30am- 4:30pm and on Tuesdays until 5:30pm. Teaching at Student U is a full-time commitment.

Teachers are compensated for their prep work in the spring and summer work.





April 12, 2019 Faculty Dinner, 6-8pm

April 13, 2019 Family Day/Teacher Workday(Pre-Summer Training) 9am - 4pm

May 18, 2019 Teacher Workday (Pre-Summer Training) 9am -12:30pm

June 12, 2019 Teacher Workday (Pre-Summer Training) 4:30-6:30pm

June 10-21, 2019 Teacher Orientation, 8am - 4pm *We are flexible with public school schedules

June 19, 2019 Student Orientation, 6-8pm

June 24 - July 26, 2018 Summer Program, 7:30am - 4:30pm, Tuesdays until 5:30pm

July 29 - July 31, 2019 Evaluation Week, 8am - 4pm

Our Ideal Candidates

We are committed to hiring and developing a staff that honors and reflects the diversity of our community.

Our High School Summer Academy Staff typically consists of:

All Summer Academy Staff:

To learn more about the beliefs that guide our work, please explore our mission and values, found here

Anti-Discrimination Policy & Commitment to Equity & Child Safeguarding Policy


How much do Summer Academy teachers make?

Hourly rate based on experience. Should teachers fulfill all attendance requirements, they will earn no less than $3,200.00 for the summer. There are opportunities to earn more by signing up for additional needs throughout the Summer.

We value experience in our program. Teachers who remain with the organization for multiple summers have the opportunity to increase their compensation. Hourly rate dependent on experience.

Preferred Deadline: Friday, January 4th, 2019

Final Deadline: Friday, February 1st, 2019

Do you have questions about the job or your qualifications to teach with us? No worries! Fill out a quick form and we will be in touch.

Questions about the application? Please contact Elena Dalsimer at [email protected]

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