The North Valley Military Institute College Preparatory Academy (NVMI) is a grades 6-12 public charter school in Sun Valley, CA (Northeast San Fernando Valley). We serve a wonderful, yet challenging demographic of students, most of whom come to us having experienced trauma in their young lives – trauma from violence in homes and the community, substance abuse, gangs, exploitation, and death to name just a few sources. More than 97% qualify for free and reduced lunch, more than 25% are identified Special Education, half are English learners, and nearly all have experienced significant academic and behavioral failures in previous school settings.
Our vision is simple yet demanding – get every one of our students accepted into a four-year college or university and have them ready for college English and math without having to take remedial coursework. Our school is built on four pillars – ACADEMICS that prepare cadets for college; LEADERSHIP which is learned and practiced by leading peers; CITIZENSHIP to become the best human beings possible that treat others with respect, do the right thing, and make our world a better place; and ATHLETICS which promote lifelong habits of wellness (physical, emotional, and psychological). NVMI is not a boot camp. We use the structure and discipline of a military model to provide an environment with predictable standards and high expectations where every student (called a cadet at NVMI) knows they are loved and cared for both as people and as learners. We believe that every student can learn and will learn if they have enough support to overcome the many obstacles they face.
As a military school, people often assume NVMI cadets will march everywhere, do push-ups on command, and sit in straight rows yelling “yes sir” and “no ma’am” as a matter of habit. Cadets do march and do physical fitness activities and use military courtesy. But academic classrooms at NVMI look and feel like any QUALITY academic classroom in America. Students collaborate regularly in small learning teams that are essential elements of all classes. They are expected to participate in group discussions and occasionally work independently and do silent work. But cadets are expected to be active participants in their learning and teachers expected to create conditions for learning which maximize the likelihood that each cadet masters Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards, as well as other applicable state and national academic standards.
Each summer, NVMI offers a variety of programs to help students remediate academic deficiencies, mitigate summer learning loss, allow students to “get ahead” by completing courses in the summer instead of during the traditional academic year, and acclimate them to the academic and military cultures of the school.
NVMI is currently looking to fill the following summer school teaching and support positions for the summer session which runs for 8 weeks from June 28 – August 20. All instruction will be IN PERSON on the NVMI campus in Sun Valley. Some students may participate remotely in synchronous learning, but the teachers are expected to be on the NVMI campus for all assigned instructional periods. Not all positions are operating all 8 weeks; some operate as few as three of those weeks, and others operate for 5 or 6 or all 8 of those weeks. All credentialed staff earn $40 per hour of instruction plus $40 of planning/grading/other professional preparation time for each 2.25 hours of in-person instruction.
|POSITION||BEGIN DATE||END DATE||HOURS||NOTES|
|Entrance Camp Mathematics Grade 6||July 26||Aug 13||8AM-NOON||For new students (review of fifth grade’s content)|
|Entrance Camp Mathematics Grade 7||July 26||Aug 13||8AM-NOON||For new students (review of sixth grade’s content)|
|Entrance Camp Mathematics Grade 8||July 26||Aug 13||8AM-NOON||For new students (review of seventh grade’s content)|
|Entrance Camp Algebra 1 review||July 26||Aug 13||8AM-NOON||For new students (review for students who already took algebra 1)|
|Entrance Camp Geometry/Algebra 2 Review||July 26||Aug 13||8AM-NOON||For new students (review for students who already took Geometry and Algebra 2)|
|Entrance Camp English Grade 6||July 26||Aug 13||8AM-NOON||For new students (review of fifth grade’s content)|
|Entrance Camp English Grade 7||July 26||Aug 13||8AM-NOON||For new students (review of sixth grade’s content)|
|Entrance Camp English Grade 8||July 26||Aug 13||8AM-NOON||For new students (review of eighth grade’s content)|
|Entrance Camp English HS||July 26||Aug 13||8AM-NOON||For new students (review of middle school content)|
|Algebra 1A and 1B||July 5||Aug 13||8AM-NOON||Entire year “get ahead” course|
|Geometry A and B||July 5||Aug 13||8AM-NOON||Entire year “get ahead” course|
|Algebra 2A and 2B||July 5||Aug 13||8AM-NOON||Entire year “get ahead” course|
|Precalculus||July 5||Aug 13||8AM-NOON||Entire year “get ahead” course|
|Bridge to 7th Grade Math||July 5||Aug 6||8AM-3PM||All 6th grade skills review to ensure readiness for 7th grade math|
|Bridge to 8th Grade Math||July 5||Aug 6||8AM-3PM||All 7th grade skills review to ensure readiness for 8th grade math|
|Bridge to 9th Grade Algebra||July 5||Aug 6||8AM-3PM||All 8th grade skills review to ensure readiness for algebra|
|Bridge to 10th Grade Geometry||July 5||Aug 6||8AM-3PM||All Algebra 1 skills review to ensure readiness for geometry|
|Bridge to 11th Grade Algebra 2||July 5||Aug 6||8AM-3PM||All geometry/algebra skills review to ensure readiness for Algebra 2|
|Bridge to Precalculus||July 5||Aug 6||8AM-3PM||All Algebra 2 skills review to ensure readiness for Precalculus|
|Bridge to Calculus||July 5||Aug 6||8AM-3PM||All precalculus skills review to ensure readiness for calculus|
|History Credit Recovery for Whist A, Whist B, US Hist A, and US Hist B||July 5||Aug 6||8AM-3PM||Both World History and US History courses in a “one room schoolhouse” setting|
|Spanish Credit Recovery for Span 1A and 1B and 2A and 2B||July 5||Aug 6||8AM-3PM||Both level courses in a “one room schoolhouse” setting|
|English Credit Recovery for English 9A and 9B and 10A and 10B and 11A and 11B||July 5||Aug 6||8AM-3PM||All three level courses in a “one room schoolhouse” setting|
|Biology A and B Credit Recovery||July 5||Aug 6||8AM-3PM||Including all required labs|
|Chemistry A and B Credit Recovery||July 5||Aug 6||8AM-3PM||Including all required labs|
|Physics A and B Credit Recovery||July 5||Aug 6||8AM-3PM||Including all required labs|
A valid California credential (or eligibility for an Intern Credential or Short-Term Staff Permit or Limited Assignment Permit) is required for all teaching positions. For each of the above jobs, we are also looking for teacher assistants who can serve as tutors. Tutors are paid up to $30 per hour depending on their experience and education level. People with military experience are particularly encouraged to apply, but military experience is not a requirement. Please submit a copy of your credential(s) along with a resume and a cover letter explaining all position(s) for which you would like to be considered to the attention of:
Dr. Mark P. Ryan, Superintendent (Or via email to email@example.com)
North Valley Military Institute
8309 Laurel Canyon Blvd., #295
Sun Valley, CA 91352
NVMI participates in the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS).