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Summer Institute Teacher $20-25/HR

St. Pius X – St. Matthias Academy (Downey)






Position Summer Institute Teacher
Hours Up to 29 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 2025. The program’s curriculum is designed to build up essential concepts, inspire a growth mindset, and prepare students for academic excellence in science and math.
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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 math and science lessons and STEAM 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 LA Arboretum and a Harbor Cruise from Long Beach. Teachers will be expected to foster relationships with students in the classroom and during community activities.

Work up to 29 hours per week for 3 weeks during the program dates of Monday July 8, 2024 – Friday July 26, 2024
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 LA Arboretum and a Harbor Cruise from Long Beach* [Extra Hour on Extended, approximately 2:30 End Time]
  • Motivate students and advise their creation of an inquiry based learning project
  • Attend a mandatory, compensated SI staff orientation prior to the start of the program: July 2, 2024
  • Meet with other teachers, administrators, O2HS Program Director for weekly morning meetings/updates
  • Assist with morning drop off, after school pick up, and a rotating break supervision schedule


Required Qualifications:

  • Current teacher working in middle or high school with a math and science background
  • Comfortable modifying and executing lesson plans when given a curriculum
  • Ability to build rapport and leverage relationships with students to keep them engaged
  • Ability to administer Brain Breaks throughout the program
  • Willingness to collaborate and work with a team of educators
  • Cleared fingerprinting, Virtus Training, TB Test

Preferred Qualifications:
Possess a Multiple Subject, Single Subject Teaching Credential, or currently working toward credential

How to Apply: Send a resume to
O2HS Program Director
Mrs. Pierce

Application Closing Date: May 31st
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 (Downey)

7851 Gardendale Street

Downey, CA 90242