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High School Assistant Principal

Company: California Connections Academy - Kern County
Location: Tumwater
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Company Summary:

At Connections Academy, helping students maximize their potential and meet the highest performance standards through a uniquely individualized learning program is at the core of our mission. Connections Academy was founded in 2001 to deliver high-quality, highly accountable online education to students in grades K-12. Hallmarks of Connections Academy-supported online schools include personalized learning, an award-winning curriculum and Education Management System (EMS), dedicated state-certified teachers, and a supportive school community. Parents of enrolled students consistently share their satisfaction with Connections Academy: 92% "would recommend the schools to other families" and 95% say the curriculum is "high quality." In 2017, Connections Academy-supported public schools serve students in 27 states, while the private online school, International Connections Academy meets the online school needs of students worldwide. Recognized for its outstanding curriculum and leadership, Connections Academy is committed to expanding quality education through technology, and helping students achieve both academic and personal success. Connections Academy is part of the global learning company, Pearson, and its Online & Blended Learning group. For more information, visit www.ConnectionsAcademy.com.

Washington Connections Academy (WACA) is a tuition-free, virtual public school serving students in grades K-11 statewide during the 2018-19 school year. The school will add one high school grade per year, ultimately serving students in grades K-12. WACA is operated in partnership with the Mary M. Knight school district and under contract with Connections Academy to provide its educational program and other services. Connections Academy, a division of Connections Education, is accredited by AdvancED.

Position Summary:

Working from our office in Tumwater, WA, or home-based within Washington, the Assistant Principal will assist the Principal in managing the overall school operation including teachers as they use the phone and Internet to consult regularly with learning coaches and students, ensuring that each child successfully completes his/her instructional program.

Additionally, this individual will work closely with key centralized service centers including Enrollment, Technical Support, Materials Management, Fulfillment, Finance, Human Resources, Payroll and Facilities Management. It is also anticipated that this individual will manage a range of special projects.


  • Manage the implementation of the proven Connections Academy curriculum and school operation protocols;
  • Ensure that teachers exhibit and maintain a high level of professionalism, instructional support and customer service;
  • Ensure the academic success of individual students by utilizing all levels of academic support available and by maintaining a high level of communication with parents to deliver program information and address individual student needs;
  • Assist teaching staff with implementing any program changes and/or new software application introductions;
  • Exhibit high quality communication with all Connections Academy school staff, students and families;
  • Handle student problems escalated by parents and teachers;
  • Oversee the implementation and coordination of state standardized testing process, and ensure high student participation rates;
  • Provide assistance to families in need of additional support encourage a high level of participation;
  • Participate in student recruitment efforts including in-state trips, presentations, Q & A sessions and responding to the press;
  • Communicate with parent Community Coordinators to suggest social activities and relevant field trips for students;
  • Devise and implement virtual methods of creating and maintaining a "school community";
  • Recruit, supervise and evaluate staff as required by the state;
  • Be available to handle all emergencies; and
  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum of five (5) years of relevant work experience
  • Washington Administrative License required
  • Some operational or logistics experience and/or administrative or management experience
  • Relevant advanced degree is preferred, MBA is a plus
  • Teaching experience preferred
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a fast paced environment
  • Technologically proficient (especially with Microsoft Office products)
  • Experience in managing people a plus

Keywords: California Connections Academy - Kern County, Tacoma , High School Assistant Principal, Other , Tumwater, Washington

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