Overview

The Villages Charter School (VCS) opened in August 2000 and is one of the most successful public charter schools in Florida. In fact, VCS has been a “High Performing Charter School“, earned a “School of Excellence” and has received 20 straight “A” ratings from the Florida Department of Education! This year, VCS earned the “Cognia School and Systems of Distinction” from the international accreditation group Cognia.

The Villages Charter School spans two campuses.  Our Buffalo Ridge campus has three elementary attendance centers and one middle school building. Our newest campus, “Middleton”, opened in August 2023 with a K-8 center and a state-of-the-art high school complex.

VCS currently serves over 3700 students, kindergarten through 12th grades with an overall capacity of 6500 (500 students per grade level) across both campuses.

The Villages Charter School offers a world-class comprehensive K-12 curriculum and state-of-the-art facilities taught by an instructional staff second to none.

We invite you to look over our school website (www.tvcs.org) to learn more and we welcome you to apply to join our incredible team.

DESCRIPTION:

The Villages Charter School is accepting applications for a High School Agriscience Teacher for the 2024-2025 School year. Courses offered are Agriscience Foundations, Agritechnology 1 & 2, Animal Science 1 & 2.  Applicants should be experienced in leading a Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter and facilitating the variety of competitive and leadership events offered through FFA. Applicants should have skill in the operation of a school greenhouse with aquaculture and hydroponic systems.  Applicants should have skill and expertise in raising livestock for FFA competition and livestock judging.  This position includes after school and weekend care of the program livestock housed off campus. Livestock care includes transportation of program animals to and from competition sites.  Experience with Florida CAPE industry certifications relative to the Agriculture Food & Natural Resources CTE Programs is preferred, e.g., Agriculture Associate, Agritechnology Specialist, Animal Science Specialist, and Fundamentals of Animal Science).

Applicants must complete The Villages Charter School online application.  In order for the application to be complete, you must also include copies of all transcripts, a copy of the Florida Professional Certificate or “Statement of Eligibility” from the Florida Department of Education, copy of resume and letters of recommendation.

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

To provide an educational atmosphere in which students will move toward the fulfillment of their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and psychological growth and maturation in accordance with the mission and goals of The Villages Charter School and the District.

 ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

The expectations include the following and other duties as assigned:

  • Communicate clearly and effectively in both written and oral form with students, parents and others.
  • Meet with and instruct assigned classes in the locations at the times designated.
  • Provide a safe, nurturing environment that stimulates academic, moral and social growth.
  • Assist students in learning to accept responsibility, demonstrate respect for people and property, and demonstrate self-discipline.
  • Implement a variety of instructional techniques to meet varying learning styles of students.
  • Plan and effectively implement instructional activities designed to achieve goals and objectives of the curriculum.
  • Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities.
  • Evaluate student progress on a regular basis to include academic and social growth of the students.
  • Maintain accurate, complete and correct records and inventories as required by law, district policy and administrative regulations.
  • Assist in enforcement of school rules, administrative regulations and Board policy.
  • Check equipment and apparatus prior to use to ensure safety and proper working condition.
  • Use knowledge of individual student’s physical condition in planning and implementing appropriate physical activities.
  • Adjust instructional activities for students with disabilities as needed.
  • Provide appropriate supervision for teacher assistants when such an assistant is provided.
  • Assist with instructional focus.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) or higher from an accredited educational institute.
  • One to Two years related experience and/or training
  • Must hold or be eligible for certification by the State of Florida in Agriculture 6-12
  • Such additional or alternative qualifications to the above as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to manipulate objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms, and talk and hear. The employee may be required to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Noise level in the work environment is moderate.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:

204 days – Exempt. Benefits shall be paid consistent with the VCS policy. Length of the work year and hours of employment are those established by the Board.

EVALUATION:

Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of TVCS policy on evaluations of personnel.