Graduation Coach
Stride, Inc.

Lansing, Michigan

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Job Description

K12, a Stride Company, believes in Education for ANY ONE. We provide families with an online option for a high-quality, personalized education experience. Students can thrive, find their passion, and learn in an environment that encourages discovery at their own pace. In support of this, we are committed to creating and maintaining a culture of inclusion and diversity where our employees are passionate about serving students and families, treat one another and customers with respect, challenge each other to innovate and always strive to do better.

Passionate Educators are needed at the Stride K12 partner school, Highpoint Virtual Academy of Michigan. We want you to be a part of our talented team!

The mission of Highpoint Virtual Academy of Michigan is to provide an exemplary individualized and engaging educational experience for students by incorporating school and community/family partnerships coupled with a rigorous curriculum along with a data-driven and student-centered instructional model. Student success will be measured by valid and reliable assessment data, parent and student satisfaction, and continued institutional growth within the academic community. Join us!

The Graduation Coach works with counselors and administration to identify and provide interventions and support services to students that are at risk of not graduating on time, and to help ensure that students are college or career ready upon graduation. The role works directly with students to help earn credits and work closely with students and teachers to monitor pass rates while creating pathways for students to find success.

This is a full-time position. Ability to work independently, typically 40+ hours per week is required. Ability to maintain a professional home office without distraction during workday, typically 9-5 (or 8-4) or as defined by the school.

Essential Functions: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

  • Apply expertise to collect, process and analyze data (academic tracker, age-out, graduation plans, and various demographics as obtained from TVS and TVE, etc.) on a case-by-case basis to identify students who may be at-risk and identify appropriate academic and/or socioemotional supports available; understand how students may qualify for alternative education as evidenced by the at-risk student indicators;
  • Identify students that qualify and would benefit from credit recovery coursework or credit-based examinations; monitor progress of credit recovery coursework through completion.
  • Communicate high expectations and shows an active interest in student's achievement, establishes, and maintains a positive rapport with families; develop a communication plan for parents and students of students at risk of not graduating and executes through frequent regular communication.
  • Build and sustain relationships with students to help students get back on track; Set action steps to help OVCA students get on track for graduation.
  • Work closely with low-performing high school students to stay on track to graduate.
  • Hold sessions with 8th grade students to help transition students into high school.
  • Organize and hold graduation planning sessions for students and families.
  • Work closely with teachers, counselors, and administrators to develop systematic strategies and initiatives to identify and support students and collect data to determine effectiveness of strategies and initiatives.
  • Work with teachers and counselors to structure and implement interventions to increase the likelihood that at-risk students will stay in school and graduate.
  • Collaborate with teachers and administration to develop a transition program for 9th graders to successfully adapt to high school in the virtual environment.
  • Connect students and their parents with programs and social agencies throughout the community.
  • Assist counselors and testing coordinators in identification of students that have not met the graduation components including personal finance, state assessments.
  • Advertise upcoming SAT tests and available review opportunities.
  • Work with counseling team to assist in coordinating HVAM Graduation Ceremony, assist in reviewing work from large projects, and collaborating to improve the department; Attend all graduation-related meetings including committee meetings.
  • Support College/Career initiatives as needed.
  • Review and use HVAM Graduation Plan platform.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position has no formal supervisory responsibilities.

Minimum Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree(s) AND
  • Three (3) years advising experience OR
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience

Certificates and Licenses: Michigan Administrator Certificate.

Residency Requirement: Must reside in the state of Michigan.

  • Knowledge of state graduation criteria
  • Knowledge of community resources
  • Strong interpersonal skills with both in-person and electronic communication platforms and a customer service orientation
  • Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point); Ability to learn new technology skills quickly.
  • Ability to travel 20% of the time including travel to the school office for collaboration and maintenance of records, state testing, professional development, outings, and school planning meetings.
  • Ability to clear required background check.

  • Michigan teaching certificate

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • This is a home-based position with travel requirements.

Job Type

The above job is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor. All employment is "at-will" as governed by the law of the state where the employee works. It is further understood that the "at-will" nature of employment is one aspect of employment that cannot be changed except in writing and signed by an authorized officer.

Stride, Inc. is a Federal Contractor, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status age, or genetics, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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