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Summer Institute Teacher $20-25/hr

St. Pius X – St. Matthias Academy/Onward 2 High School (Downey)






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Position: Summer Institute Teacher
Hours: Up to 28 hours/week for 3 Weeks
Pay Rate: $20-25/hour, compensation is based on education level and experience
Location: St. Pius X – St. Matthias Academy- Downey

What is Onward 2 High School’s Summer Institute?
The Smet Foundation’s Onward 2 High School will be hosting a Summer Institute at Sacred Heart High School and St. Pius X – St. Matthias Academy. This enriching academic program will be offered to young men and women who will be entering the seventh and eighth grade in the Fall of 2023. The program’s curriculum is designed to build up essential concepts, inspire a growth mindset, and prepare students for academic excellence in various subjects such as english, science, and math. To learn more, please visit

Position: Summer Institute Teacher
The Summer Institute Teacher is responsible for instructing a class of around 25 students entering the 7th or 8th grade. SI will provide teachers with a developed curriculum of English, science, and math lessons and activities centered around themed days. SI teachers will also aid students in the development of inquiry based learning projects that close the program. Teachers will be required chaperones for the program’s field trips to the California Science Center and Natural History Museum. Teachers will be expected to foster relationships with students in the classroom and during community activities.

Work 28 hours per week for 3 weeks during the program dates of Monday July 10, 2023 – Friday July 28, 2023
15 Instructional Days from 8:00 am -1:30 pm
Deliver engaging high-quality classes and activities utilizing a curriculum provided by O2HS
Complete administrative tasks including, but not limited to, monitoring technology and taking attendance
Chaperone Field Trip to the California Science Museum and Natural History Museum
Motivate students and advise their creation of an inquiry based learning project
Attend compensated SI staff orientation prior to the start of the program on July 6, 2023
Meet with other teachers, administrators, O2HS Program Director for weekly morning meetings during the program
Assist with morning drop off, after school pick up, and a rotating break supervision schedule


Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree
Comfortable modifying and executing lesson plans when given a curriculum
Ability to build rapport and leverage relationships with students to keep them engaged
Willingness to collaborate and work with a team of educators
Cleared fingerprinting, Virtus Training (will train if not current), TB Test

Preferred Qualifications:
Previous experience with 6th – 8th students
Multiple Subject or Single Subject Teaching Credential, or currently working toward credential

How to Apply: Send a resume to Katie Pierce, O2HS Program Director

Application Closing Date: June 2nd Interview to Follow

Wage Range
The rate of pay offered to the selected candidate is based on internal pay policy and budget. New hires are commonly paid at the minimum of the wage range or within the lower part of the range. We consider a number of factors when making compensation decisions including, but not limited to, skill sets, experience, training and other department needs.

Information/Application Contact

St. Pius X – St. Matthias Academy/Onward 2 High School (Downey)

7851 Gardendale St. Downey, CA 90242

Downey, CA 90242