Job | Posted 15 days ago

Description:  Secondary Science Teacher

Location: Platte Canyon High School

SALARY:  Per Board approved 2019-2020 Licensed Salary schedule. 
                Initial placement on the salary schedule is based upon Highest Degree Earned, credits earned after highest degree and up to 10 years Previous Experience in related field.
                Annual pay is divided equally by 12 months and paid monthly on the last business workday of the month.
Possible coaching and club sponsorship opportunities. 

BENEFITS:  Full-time employees are eligible for the District Benefits Package (health, dental, vision, and life insurance)
                  Eligible for PERA Retirement Plan
                  Sick/Personal days earned at 1 day for every 20 days worked
                  Licensed Emergency Leave Bank
Free employee access to District indoor swimming pool, workout area, and District property that offers hiking, mountain cycling, and a disc golf course

The Platte Canyon School District is committed to creating meaningful and engaging learning opportunities so that all of our students are well-prepared for post-secondary success, as well as positive contributions to their chosen communities. Our student-centered approach to education includes high expectations for student achievement and growth, as well as strong physical development and social-emotional well-being. The District serves the mountain communities of Bailey, Pine Junction, Shawnee, and Grant.

Platte Canyon High School offers a small school setting with roughly 260 students nestled in the beautiful Platte Canyon just outside of Bailey, Colorado. Recently, Platte Canyon High School is consistently ranked in the top 15% of all public high schools in Colorado by The US News and World Report. PCHS provides an academically rigorous environment and our staff members excel in providing personalized instruction for all students. Our mountain community location provides a unique setting in which students can explore educational resources such as the North Fork of the South Platte River, as well as our outdoor classroom that is nestled at the edge of the Pike National Forest.

     In addition to licensed candidates, we encourage PERA retirees and alternative licensure candidates to apply.


         Quality academic preparation in the areas of High School Science.

         Colorado Teaching License with appropriate endorsement.

         First Aid and CPR Certificate or ability to obtain one.

         Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, staff and administration.


         Science instruction in a classroom setting based on approved curriculum.

         Assess student needs, progress and achievement; diagnose and remedy weaknesses.

         Must exhibit excellent classroom management skills which enhance learning; maintain sound control over student behavior; and effectively manage transitions from one activity to another.

         Prepare and use effective instruction strategies using appropriate teaching materials.

         Other duties as described in Classroom Teacher job description.



Application Procedure:
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Platte Canyon School District
Public Notice
Nondiscrimination/Equal Opportunity
In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act and Colorado law, the Platte Canyon School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex (which includes marital status), sexual orientation, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, disability, genetic information, or any other protected status in admissions or access to its programs and services, or employment in the educational programs or activities which it operates. 
Complaint procedures for Title IX and Section 504 have been established for students, parents and employees.  Compliance Officers have been assigned to coordinate compliance activities for the District.  Written complaints of alleged discrimination should be addressed to one of the following individuals at the Platte Canyon School District, 57393 U.S. Highway 285, Bailey, Colorado 80421.
For employment-related complaints:
Mike Schmidt, Superintendent – District Compliance Officer



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Platte Canyon, School District No. 1

57393 US HIGHWAY 285, BAILEY, CO 80421
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$10,100 (USD)

State Average: $10,278 (USD)

% ELL Students


State Average: 12%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 17.36

% IEP Students

State Average: 11%



State Average: 415