Introduction to Intrinsic Schools
Intrinsic Schools is a public charter network whose mission is to create a revolutionary new school model that prepares all students for postsecondary success and world-changing endeavors. We offer a chance to make a unique impact in urban education by creating an academic model that leverages great teaching and the precision of technology to personalize education for each student. At our Belmont campus, we serve students in grades 7-12. At our downtown campus, we serve students in grades 9-12. Our student demographics are 90% people of color, 86% free and reduced lunch and 19% students with disabilities.
We offer a chance to make a unique impact in urban education by creating an academic model that leverages great teaching and the precision of technology to personalize education for each student. Our goal is to prepare all students for post-secondary success as demonstrated by high quality student work, growth on assessments and “noncognitive” factors such as empathy, student independence, perseverance, and intellectual curiosity.
Culture at Intrinsic
We believe that a strong student culture focused on learning and mutual respect between students and adults is foundational to a strong school. Teachers at Intrinsic consistently implement a school-wide behavior system designed to create such a culture.
Our Academic Model
Our academic model is unique and creates a very different and exciting place to work. We provide diverse types of learning experiences such as Socratic seminars, small group instruction, hands-on labs and collaborative student projects. Team teaching is core to our model.
Math teachers teach in teams of 3, made up of two general education teachers and one special education teacher where they plan together and work with students in larger classroom spaces. We use technology to personalize learning and to help students make deeper connections to content. As a result of this structure, teachers are able to better assess and meet individual student needs.
Implement Summit Learning lesson plans for 4 sections of math per day
Demonstrate 100% commitment to preparing every student for post-secondary success
Uphold Intrinsic student culture
Collaborate to design and deliver instruction that integrates technology
Lead an advisory that meets daily
Review student level data to inform instruction and student groupings to ensure alignment to goals
Seek to improve practice through data analysis, observation, feedback and video
Support student learning outside the classroom through once a week office hours
Contribute to the overall Intrinsic Team by supporting colleagues, participating in school-wide events and seeking ways to improve the school
Certified to teach in Illinois or currently enrolled in an alternative certification program
Track record driving student outcomes or a history of achievement with students of a similar
Comfortable working with technology in the classroom