Paraprofessional at Aspire Charter Academy (37.5 hours per week)

National Heritage Academies
Gary, IN, US

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Located in Gary, IN, Aspire Academy has ranked #14 for charter middle schools in the state and #11 for charter elementary schools in the state by the US News and World Report. Aspire was recognized in 2021 as a school of Academic Excellence and is the only National Heritage Academies partner school with a Visual and Performing Arts program. Opening our doors in 2008 and serving students K-8, we create endless opportunities for our students to become their best. We inspire our students to excel academically and think creatively to reach their full potential. Our dedicated teachers help students apply critical-thinking skills to solve real-world problems. We build kids of character through our moral focus program. As a result, students are prepared to tackle 21st century challenges and excel in high school, college, and beyond.

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  • You can make a difference by directly impacting the life of a student.
  • You will receive regular coaching and development opportunities to grow your skills and career.
  • You will have access to resources, including support from our curriculum and instruction team, credentialing team, and the school leadership team.
  • Benefit eligibility dependent on full or part-time status: medical, dental, vision, company-matched retirement plan and tuition reimbursement.

  • Assess student abilities and provide instructional assistance for students in need of academic intervention through 1:1 or group workshops as directed by the classroom teacher and designated instructional leader.
  • Commit to educating the whole student - academically, morally, and socially.
  • Implement result-driven curriculum to achieve significant growth from fall to spring testing.
  • Attend professional development and articulation meetings with classroom teachers and parents as required.


Must meet state requirements for being a Title 1 paraprofessional.

Click here for the state requirements.
  • Previous experience working in a school or with school age children - preferred.
  • Knowledge of and the ability to assist in teaching reading, writing, and/or mathematics.
  • Understanding of and capability to navigate technical systems.


National Heritage Academies (NHA) partners with communities to build and operate public charter schools. Founded in 1995, today NHA has over 100 schools in nine states, serving more than 60,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Our schools are designed to eliminate the achievement gap and provide school choice to families so their children are prepared for success in college, career, and life. In fact, a majority of our schools consistently outperform their local district on the state test. According to the Center for Research Outcomes at Stanford University, NHA is a leading performer among charter schools and management organizations, outperforming both conventional district schools and other charter school operators. In addition, according to our employee survey, over 90% of respondents agree that the work they do is meaningful to them. Join us. Together we impact a life.

To learn more about our core values, please click here.

National Heritage Academies is an equal opportunity employer.
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