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Ames Community School District ALP Science Teacher (Alternative Learning Program) in Ames, Iowa

ALP Science Teacher (Alternative Learning Program) JobID: 1202

  • Position Type:

    High School Teaching/ Alternative Learning Program

  • Date Posted:


  • Location:

    Ames High School

  • Closing Date:



Welcome to Ames Community School District (CSD), where we are more than just a workplace – we are a community committed to fostering growth, recognition, and inclusivity. As an employee at Ames CSD, you will not only benefit from competitive compensation and a range of employee discount opportunities, but you will also have the chance to be part of an organization that values diversity and inclusion. Our commitment to providing state-of-the-art facilities, including new and renovated spaces, ensures that you will have the resources you need to excel in your role. 46.01% of certified staff have advanced degrees which highlights our dedication to professional development and advancement within the organization. Join us at Ames CSD, where your talents are recognized, and you have the opportunity to grow in a supportive and dynamic community.Ames High School is seeking an Alternative Learning Program (ALP) Science Teacher for the 2024-25 school year. Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

  • Offers supplemental instruction for students who can benefit from additional learning opportunities focused on science.

  • Carries out ongoing assessment of reading needs and maintains student achievement records.

  • Collaborates with classroom teachers to select students for the program.

  • Keeps parents, administrators, district, and community informed about the mathematics programs/strategies in the school.

  • Works with students to improve academic skills and strategies.

  • Assists students to complete school work and in preparation for success at the high school level.

  • Participates in regular professional development to improve personal knowledge and skills.

  • Develops and implements timely lesson plans that fulfill the requirements of the district's curriculum program and show evidence of preparation as required. Prepares lessons that reflect accommodations and/or modifications that differentiate for individual student needs.

  • Plans and uses appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, equipment, and technology that reflect the understanding of the learning styles and needs of students.

  • Employs a variety of instructional techniques, integrates and actively uses technology and media consistent with the needs of the individual student.

  • Works to ensure high levels of learning, social-emotional development, and achievement outcomes for all students, taking into consideration each student's educational and developmental background and focusing on each student's needs.

  • Reviews and analyzes multiple sources of data incorporating both formal and informal methods to measure and assesses student growth aligned to instructional goals and course objectives and to adjust instructional strategies and content delivery as needed.

  • Interacts in respectful ways with students at all times, maintaining a physically and emotionally safe, supportive learning environment that is characterized by efficient and effective routines, clear expectations for all student behavior, and organization that maximizes student learning.

  • Assists in selecting resources, equipment, and other instructional materials.

  • Maintains accurate, complete and correct records as required by law, district policy and administrative regulation, in alignment with state standards in the assigned subject areas.

  • Works to establish and maintains open lines of communication with students and their parents concerning the academic and the behavioral progress of all assigned students.

  • Holds oneself to the highest standard for individual development, pursues leadership opportunities, collaborates with other educational professionals, communicates regularly with stakeholders, maintains professional relationships, complies with all campus and school district policies, and conducts yourself ethically and with integrity.

  • Establishes, maintains and applies personal and professional growth through the use of technological resources and a variety of methods, such as independent research, learning new technological applications and attending district professional development opportunities aligned to campus and District goals.


  • Valid Iowa teaching license with 5-12 all science endorsement.

The successful candidate will exhibit:

  • Ability to create a sense of belonging for all students and staff.

  • Consistent and punctual attendance.


  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance

  • Life Insurance

  • Long-Term Disability Insurance

  • PTO (4), sick leave (12 days the first year), family sick leave

  • IPERS Retirement

Choosing the Ames Community School District isn't just about a job – it's about becoming part of a vibrant and close-knit community, nestled in the heart of Iowa. With its small-town charm and big-city amenities, Ames offers a unique blend of contentment and excitement. As a college town, opportunities to engage and get involved abound, whether it's through cultural events, educational pursuits, or community initiatives. At Ames, you're not just joining a workplace; you're becoming a valued member of a community driven by collaboration, growth, and a shared commitment to excellence. Come be a part of Ames, where both your professional and personal aspirations can thrive. Candidates, please follow the link to apply online: is an E-Verify employer.To learn more about the Ames Community School District, visit our websites:

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It is the policy of the Ames Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact the Human Resources Director at the District Offices, 2005 24th St. Ames, IA 50010, (515) 268-6610.