Graduation Coach, 2021-2022 School Year
Must hold a license issued by Utah State Office of Education.
The license must be in one of the following types: School Counselor (K-12) (Level 1), School Counselor (K-12) (Level 2), School Counselor (K-12) (Level 3), Secondary Education (6-12) (Level 1), Secondary Education (6-12) (Level 2), Secondary Education (6-12) (Level 3).
The license position area must be in one of the following areas: Academic Coach, Counselor/Guidance.
The license must be in one of the following grades: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th.
The license status must be active.
Utah Connections Academy (UCA) is a tuition-free, online public school that serves students in grades K–12 throughout Utah. UCA is authorized under state law by the Utah State Charter School Board and governed by an independent Board of Directors. The school is operated by Utah Connections Academy, a nonprofit corporation, through a contract with Connections Academy of Utah, LLC, to provide its educational program and other services. UCA is accredited by the Northwest Accreditation Commission, an accrediting division of AdvancED.
Position Summary and Responsibilities:
Working from your home in Utah, the Graduation Coach will work with students towards the goal of graduating, offering credit recovery options, as well as coaching students on skills they would need for success, such as time management and organization. The graduation coach will also communicate with parents/learning coaches and will meet with students and parents to develop personalized learning plan and a Learning Commitment/Contract.
The Graduation Coach will be responsible for the successful completion of the following tasks:
Advise students and families regarding academics, addressing concerns that span course failure at the high school level; Develop a Personal Learning Plan (PLP) for students on caseload. Progress monitor and guide students thru success with the plan. Assist students and parents with the high school course selection process according to specific state credit requirements and student needs and interests; Work with high school counselors to advise students about dropping courses and changing schedules for courses that involve Credit Recovery, block courses schedules, or other credit recovery options; Assist teachers when students enroll mid-semester, making sure that teachers receive guidance on integrating the students into their coursework, and ensuring that previous grades, credits, and evaluations are handled appropriately; Manage student performance and participation data for students at risk of not graduating/off cohort Work with school teams to identify at risk students and provide input on how to best serve students with complex situations Assist students/ families with gaining access to school and community resources; Report and refer critical incidents that jeopardize student well-being as obligated by law, administrative regulations, or ethical standards. Stay abreast of all state regulations relating to incident reporting and documentation; Research and follow thru on grants that are applicable to high school students and the institution itself Point of contact for Credit Recovery students, including scheduling courses; Travel throughout the state proctoring assessments as needed; Other duties as assigned.