Elementary Assistant Principal


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Elementary Assistant Principal             6750 N Dunkirk St, Aurora, CO 80019


Job Description


Position: Elementary School Assistant Principal

Reach. Empower. Achieve.

High Point Academy is seeking a leader who is inspired to reach, empower, and achieve greatness.


We REACH each child every single day.

We EMPOWER students and staff to maximize their learning and growth;

To ACHIEVE more than thought possible.

At High Point Academy, we understand that powerful learning only happens with strong relationships between students, staff, and families. Our mission is to provide a strong foundation of academic excellence in partnership with family and community in which each individual is challenged to achieve his/her highest potential academically, socially, and personally.

High Point Academy is a charter school serving students preschool through 8th grade. Located in Aurora, just north of Green Valley Ranch (10 minutes from Denver International Airport), HPA serves an ethnically diverse student population which includes 26% linguistically diverse students and 54% of students that qualify for Free and Reduced Lunch. HPA is an award-winning wellness school whose curriculum and classes promote healthy lifestyle choices.

Position Overview: The Assistant Principal is entrusted with advancing the mission of the school in conjunction with the school’s administrative team by ensuring and maintaining a culture and climate which supports continual growth for staff and students. This individual will ensure that all students make gains in achievement and growth.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Assistant Principal works alongside and in collaboration with the Executive Director and Middle School Assistant Principal and Dean of Students through:

Leadership and Management:

  • Effectively manage and support staff to reach their highest potential
  • Innovate and promote opportunities and solutions so that time and resources drive student growth personally, socially and personally to fulfill High Point Academy’s mission.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant CSI, state and federal regulations.
  • Recruit, inspire, and support talented faculty and staff in order to maintain high levels of excellence and professionalism.
  • Collaborate effectively with key school partners.


  • Create and sustain a thriving school culture that supports every member of the school, including students, teachers, staff and families.
  • Lead by example, exhibiting strong ethics and moral leadership, with a relentless focus on excellence.
  • Inspire an unwavering belief that all children can and want to learn.
  • Foster clear expectations for student behavior and support the Dean of Students in managing the student discipline system and restorative practices.
  • Involve students’ families and community members in supporting and enhancing the school; communicate consistently and effectively with internal and external stakeholders.



  • Ensure all faculty and staff implement best practices to ensure dramatic academic and social-emotional growth for all students, including those who are linguistically diverse or who have special needs.
  • Direct a rigorous and highly engaging standards-based instructional program.
  • Oversee HPAs Instructional Assistants.
  • Build systems to support effective instructional practice and provides regular observational coaching as well as targeted professional development opportunities.
  • Create a professional learning community in which faculty collaboratively and continuously refine curriculum and instruction to support every student’s success.
  • Promote data-driven instructional processes (Data Teams), including regular student assessments, and the use of data to inform curriculum, instruction and professional development.
  • Have a deep understanding of HPA interim assessments and all state standardized tests: CMAS, WIDA/ACCESS, Teaching Strategies Gold, STAR Renaissance Learning to support the school, teachers, students, and families in using the data strategically.
  • Have knowledge and background supporting students who are linguistically diverse, have an IEP, ALP, READ, ELL or 504 plan.
  • Serve on the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) team and Response to Intervention process to ensure that every student is supported to learn and grow.
  • Ensure fidelity to instructional systems that support student social-emotional and behavioral success.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Possesses or is working toward Master’s degree in Education Leadership or related field.
  • Holds, qualifies for, or is working toward Colorado Administrator License.
  • Five or more years working in diverse classrooms and schools.
  • Proven record leading students and adults to demonstrable student gains and achievement.
  • Experience leading relevant and engaging teacher professional development.
  • Experience developing and maintaining effective, data-driven curriculum.
  • Experience with cognitive coaching practices to yield and support teacher development and growth.
  • Experience fostering a professional learning community that is high functioning and yields strong results.
  • Experience with Restorative Justice Practices and is deeply committed to discipline as a tool for learning.
  • Experience with standards based/competency based grading and reporting practices.
  • Commitment to evidence-based practices and continuous improvement and innovation.
  • Strong communicator with significant experience building strong relationships with students, staff, families, board members, and other key stakeholders.
  • Team player with a “what-else-can-I-do-to-support-HPA” attitude, strong work ethic and great sense of humor.


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