Rochester STEM Academy
415 16th Street SW
Rochester, MN 55902
9, 10, 11
Minnesota Teacher's License:
Commensurate with Experience
This is a freshman level course that will include basic chemistry in the first semester and studies into force, work, machines, heat, electricity, and magnetism in the second semester. The book will be “Physical Science” (Holt, 2001) by Borgford et. al. Labs will focus on measurement and demonstrations of physical laws.
This is a sophomore level course that will include studies of the atom, molecular combination and bonding, the periodic table, stoichiometry, chemical equations and bonding, gas laws, stoichiometry, and acid-base reactions. Labs will consist of measurement and use of “green chemistry” where caustic chemicals will be avoided. Hands on activities will include at least one play related to the periodic table in addition to a booklet on elements. Current course offerings include:
First semester anatomy will involve study of various human anatomical processes. Some online dissection can be expected. Students will deliver presentations and papers on a anatomical process of their choosing. Second semester microbiology will include basic study of bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Plant and animal/human disease will receive special focus. Students will be expected to plate out bacteria and be able to perform dilutions.
This is a high school level physics course that will promote the understanding of physics. Students will be expected to demonstrate Newton’s Laws, centripetal force, Archimedes principle, Bernoulli’s Principle, and other major laws related to physics. In addition, students will learn the SI system (metric system) and learn how to convert from one system to another.
Successful candidate will have a degree in science and experience teaching science at a high school and/or college level. Courses will include Physical Science, Chemistry, Biology, and Physics.
Establishes developmentally appropriate instructional and behavioral expectations for students and for him/herself and communicates those to students and their families.
Creates lessons and learning environments that are safe, respectful, and interesting as well as Multicultural/Gender/Ability Fair. Selects, adapts and individualizes materials appropriate for diverse student populations and skills.
Teaches students the required curricula using strategies that foster thinking, reasoning, and problem solving. Curriculum expectations include participating in the Mayo InSciEdOut (or similar outreach) programs, competitions, and other real-life and on-line experiences that support science and STEM education.
Collaborates and communicates regularly with families in making educational decisions and uses family and community resources to support learning. Assesses students' developmental, cognitive, and social needs and provides developmentally appropriate instruction to meet those needs.
We’re growing and have full and part-time positions opening up.
A tuition-free public charter school serving approximately 130 students in grades 9 and 12 Rochester STEM Academy was 1 of only 2 charter school applications in the entire state to be approved in 2010 and chosen to receive a federal planning grant. Its founding board was brought together in response to the pent-up demand for an academically rigorous charter high school that could give a viable boost to Rochester’s industries and children in terms of both academics and future employment.
In 2018, 24 seniors graduated and three of them received their Associate Degree from Rochester Community and Technical College (RCTC) before receiving their high school diplomas. This fall, we already have 25 students registered at RCTC!
Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and three references to Dr. Bryan Rossi at email@example.com.