Promise Schools

Our History
Promise Schools was created in 2013 with a specific mandate: to ensure all scholars can confidently pursue all of their life’s aspirations. This work is our purpose - to empower the pursuit of happiness. Access to quality education is the critical first step and the promise of opportunity is at the heart of the Promise School's identity. Every student, regardless of race, circumstance, and socioeconomic status deserves an opportunity to live this Promise.

We provide access to a quality college-prep education so that scholars have the skill and will to achieve their dreams and pursue their happiness in college or in whatever path they may choose.Today, the expanding Promise Schools network includes five schools, with approximately 170 team members supporting more than 2,000 scholars.

Each of those schools, Voyageur Academy, Voyageur College Prep, MacDowell Preparatory Academy, and Jalen Rose Leadership Academy represents another chapter in a success story still being written.

May 21, 2018
We are recruiting for the ‘18-’19 school year!  If you are a passionate, mission-driven physical education teacher who is ready to join our 180+ education professionals and prove what’s possible for the promise of opportunity, we can’t wait to speak with you! The Promise is our Purpose We’re on a mission to ensure all scholars can confidently pursue all of their life’s aspirations. Every student, regardless of geography, circumstance, or socioeconomic status, deserves an opportunity to live this Promise. Access to quality education is the critical first step and the promise of opportunity is at the heart of the Promise School's identity. At MacDowell , a K-8 school serving 340 scholars in Northwest Detroit, our team is dedicated to providing a world-class education to empower our scholars and help them make their dreams a reality. The importance of a college education is rapidly increasing in our 21st-century economy. As part of our enduring commitment to creating opportunities for our students, we offer a college prep curriculum and a clear path to college through our network of schools, Promise Schools. At the same time, we take a holistic approach to learning by supporting the unique interests of each child and helping our students develop individual excellence on the path toward achieving their goals. Our Promise to You - growing education leaders We aspire to be the ideal platform for teachers to teach and leaders to lead. We promise to grow education professionals as part of a supportive, collaborative team, inspiring scholars and excelling through robust development opportunities. For example: Our professionals are a family of educators. Team member relationships are fortified by care and respect and network-wide social events play a central role in cultivating a sense of unity and belonging. Our educators operate as professionals. A balance of support and autonomy gives schools and teachers both the structure and freedom needed to achieve meaningful and lasting results, both in and out of the classroom. Our educators are treated like professionals. Promise Schools offers competitive compensation, superior 401k matching (6%), and excellent health, vision, and dental benefits. Promise Schools also offers unique perks such as subsidized yoga, network-wide adult sports teams, and book club. We want you to grow with us over the long-term. Professionals at our schools are presented with clearly defined professional growth through the Promise Schools Teacher Career Pathway or the School Leadership Pathway. We also offer differentiated professional development and personalized coaching for teachers and administrators - allowing our educators to realize their best selves. Our Promise to Scholars Promise Schools educators are on the front lines influencing the leaders of tomorrow. We are looking for PE teachers who strive to provide scholars every opportunity to reach their potential. At the most basic level, our education professionals promise to provide scholars with a safe, caring, and thriving learning community. You will also ensure that scholars improve in the areas that enable their pursuit of happiness. We call these the Promise Schools “Big 3”: Academic Hard Skills - The essential knowledge and skills to succeed Soft Skills and Mindsets - The resilience and adaptiveness to thrive Identity, Relevance and Belonging - Knowing that you matter as a part of something greater than yourself The Big 3 provides focus to our work as professionals towards our promise to graduate scholars who are ready to pursue college, careers and their greatest aspirations. Strong applicants will have: A Bachelor’s degree A teaching credential or ability to demonstrate a clear path to obtain certification in the near future At least two years of teaching experience with a proven track record of high student achievement or a new teacher with the demonstrated ability to contribute to closing the achievement gap immediately Unrelenting, high expectations for student achievement An openness to feedback and collaboration with a solutions-oriented mindset Your employment offer will be contingent upon: Successful completion of your background check; Verification of your identity and ability to legally work within the United States. If you are ready to grow your education career and positively contribute to a team that is making strides towards closing the achievement gap, apply today! To learn more about Promise Schools, please visit  www.promiseschools.org To learn more about MacDowell Preparatory Academy, please visit: www.macdowellprep.com
Promise Schools 4201 West Outer Drive, Detroit, MI, USA Full time
May 21, 2018
We are recruiting for the ‘18-’19 school year!  If you are a passionate, mission-driven Social Worker who is ready to join our 180+ education professionals and prove what’s possible for the promise of opportunity, we can’t wait to speak with you! Position Overview:  The Social Worker position provides support and resources for students, families and our teaching community. Working in collaboration with the school, the Social Worker assists students and families with removing barriers to learning and addresses issues that may affect the well-being of our Scholars, both in and out of the school environment. This position requires the constant exercise of discretion and independent judgment in overseeing the following: The Promise is our Purpose We’re on a mission to ensure all scholars can confidently pursue all of their life’s aspirations. Every student, regardless of geography, circumstance, or socioeconomic status, deserves an opportunity to live this Promise. Access to quality education is the critical first step and the promise of opportunity is at the heart of the Promise School's identity. Our Promise to You - growing education leaders We aspire to be the ideal platform for teachers to teach and leaders to lead. We promise to grow education professionals as part of a supportive, collaborative team, inspiring scholars and excelling through robust development opportunities. For example: Our professionals are a family of educators. Team member relationships are fortified by care and respect and network-wide social events play a central role in cultivating a sense of unity and belonging. Our educators operate as professionals. A balance of support and autonomy gives schools and teachers both the structure and freedom needed to achieve meaningful and lasting results, both in and out of the classroom. Our educators are treated like professionals. Promise Schools offers competitive compensation, superior 401k matching (6%), and excellent health, vision, and dental benefits. Promise Schools also offers unique perks such as subsidized yoga, network-wide adult sports teams, and book club. We want you to grow with us over the long-term. Professionals at our schools are presented with clearly defined professional growth through the Promise Schools Teacher Career Pathway or the School Leadership Pathway. We also offer differentiated professional development and personalized coaching for teachers and administrators - allowing our educators to realize their best selves. Duties and Responsibilities Counseling Hold counseling sessions for students suffering from social, emotional, or psychological problems Provide support as needed for students receiving services under special education and 504 Create and run social skills groups for students Observe students in the classroom setting for evaluations and feedback Provide crisis intervention counseling in emergency situations  Provide referrals to outside agencies to support students and families Assessments Facilitate special education referral committee Assist with planning of Individual Educational Planning (IEP) Provide support to teachers, school professionals and related services providers with understanding student disability Compile psychosocial history   for   student/s as needed Education Conduct in-house workshops or afterschool programs on topics impacting student development for students and families Provide professional development to faculty on school-based trends in student issues and support Serve as a part of the Awesome Attendance Team to create attendance and tardy intervention plans Community Service Assisting students and families with obtaining needed services from the community Identify family needs and provide information and referrals to students and families as necessary Educational Background and Work Experience Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW) from an accredited university required. Valid Master's Social Worker License. Fulfills requirements for approval as a School Social Worker. If you are hired to fill a vacant position, your employment offer will be contingent upon: Proof of your teaching credentials, if applicable; Successful completion of your background check; Verification of your identity and ability to legally work within the United States.
Promise Schools 5000 Trojan Street, Detroit, MI, USA Full time
May 21, 2018
We are recruiting for the ‘18-’19 school year!  If you are a passionate, mission-driven Spanish teacher who is ready to join our 180+ education professionals and prove what’s possible for the promise of opportunity, we can’t wait to speak with you! The Promise is our Purpose We’re on a mission to ensure all scholars can confidently pursue all of their life’s aspirations. Every student, regardless of geography, circumstance, or socioeconomic status, deserves an opportunity to live this Promise. Access to quality education is the critical first step and the promise of opportunity is at the heart of the Promise School's identity. Jalen Rose Leadership Academy (JRLA)  is an open enrollment, tuition-free, public charter high school serving approximately 400 scholars in Northwest Detroit.  JRLA provides a leadership-focused education that engages and inspires youth to achieve at the rigorous level necessary to ultimately graduate with a college degree. Our Promise to You - growing education leaders We aspire to be the ideal platform for teachers to teach and leaders to lead. We promise to grow education professionals as part of a supportive, collaborative team, inspiring scholars and excelling through robust development opportunities. For example: Our professionals are a family of educators. Team member relationships are fortified by care and respect and network-wide social events play a central role in cultivating a sense of unity and belonging. Our educators operate as professionals. A balance of support and autonomy gives schools and teachers both the structure and freedom needed to achieve meaningful and lasting results, both in and out of the classroom. Our educators are treated like professionals. Promise Schools offers competitive compensation, superior 401k matching (6%), and excellent health, vision, and dental benefits. Promise Schools also offers unique perks such as subsidized yoga, network-wide adult sports teams, and book club. We want you to grow with us over the long-term. Professionals at our schools are presented with clearly defined professional growth through the Promise Schools Teacher Career Pathway or the School Leadership Pathway. We also offer differentiated professional development and personalized coaching for teachers and administrators - allowing our educators to realize their best selves. Our Promise to Scholars Promise Schools educators are on the front lines influencing the leaders of tomorrow. We are looking for teachers who strive to provide scholars every opportunity to reach their potential. At the most basic level, our education professionals promise to provide scholars with a safe, caring, and thriving learning community. You will also ensure that scholars improve in the areas that enable their pursuit of happiness. We call these the Promise Schools “Big 3”: Academic Hard Skills - The essential knowledge and skills to succeed Soft Skills and Mindsets - The resilience and adaptiveness to thrive Identity, Relevance and Belonging - Knowing that you matter as a part of something greater than yourself The Big 3 provides focus to our work as professionals towards our promise to graduate scholars who are ready to pursue college, careers and their greatest aspirations. Strong applicants will have: A Bachelor’s degree A teaching credential or ability to demonstrate a clear path to obtain certification in the near future At least two years of teaching experience with a proven track record of high student achievement or a new teacher with the demonstrated ability to contribute to closing the achievement gap immediately Unrelenting, high expectations for student achievement An openness to feedback and collaboration with a solutions-oriented mindset Your employment offer will be contingent upon: Successful completion of your background check; Verification of your identity and ability to legally work within the United States. If you are ready to grow your education career and positively contribute to a team that is making strides towards closing the achievement gap, apply today! To learn more about Promise Schools, please visit  www.promiseschools.org To learn more about Jalen Rose Leadership Academy, please visit:   www.JRLADetroit.com
Promise Schools 5000 Trojan Street, Detroit, MI, USA Full time
May 21, 2018
We are recruiting for the ‘18-’19 school year!  If you are a passionate, mission-driven Middle School Social Studies teacher who is ready to join our 180+ education professionals and prove what’s possible for the promise of opportunity, we can’t wait to speak with you! The Promise is our Purpose We’re on a mission to ensure all scholars can confidently pursue all of their life’s aspirations. Every student, regardless of geography, circumstance, or socioeconomic status, deserves an opportunity to live this Promise. Access to quality education is the critical first step and the promise of opportunity is at the heart of the Promise School's identity. At MacDowell , a K-8 school serving 340 scholars in Northwest Detroit, our team is dedicated to providing a world-class education to empower our scholars and help them make their dreams a reality. The importance of a college education is rapidly increasing in our 21st-century economy. As part of our enduring commitment to creating opportunities for our students, we offer a college prep curriculum and a clear path to college through our network of schools, Promise Schools. At the same time, we take a holistic approach to learning by supporting the unique interests of each child and helping our students develop individual excellence on the path toward achieving their goals. Our Promise to You - growing education leaders We aspire to be the ideal platform for teachers to teach and leaders to lead. We promise to grow education professionals as part of a supportive, collaborative team, inspiring scholars and excelling through robust development opportunities. For example: Our professionals are a family of educators. Team member relationships are fortified by care and respect and network-wide social events play a central role in cultivating a sense of unity and belonging. Our educators operate as professionals. A balance of support and autonomy gives schools and teachers both the structure and freedom needed to achieve meaningful and lasting results, both in and out of the classroom. Our educators are treated like professionals. Promise Schools offers competitive compensation, superior 401k matching (6%), and excellent health, vision, and dental benefits. Promise Schools also offers unique perks such as subsidized yoga, network-wide adult sports teams, and book club. We want you to grow with us over the long-term. Professionals at our schools are presented with clearly defined professional growth through the Promise Schools Teacher Career Pathway or the School Leadership Pathway. We also offer differentiated professional development and personalized coaching for teachers and administrators - allowing our educators to realize their best selves. Our Promise to Scholars Promise Schools educators are on the front lines influencing the leaders of tomorrow. We are looking for Social Studies teachers who strive to provide scholars every opportunity to reach their potential. At the most basic level, our education professionals promise to provide scholars with a safe, caring, and thriving learning community. You will also ensure that scholars improve in the areas that enable their pursuit of happiness. We call these the Promise Schools “Big 3”: Academic Hard Skills - The essential knowledge and skills to succeed Soft Skills and Mindsets - The resilience and adaptiveness to thrive Identity, Relevance and Belonging - Knowing that you matter as a part of something greater than yourself The Big 3 provides focus to our work as professionals towards our promise to graduate scholars who are ready to pursue college, careers and their greatest aspirations. Strong applicants will have: A Bachelor’s degree A teaching credential or ability to demonstrate a clear path to obtain certification in the near future At least two years of teaching experience with a proven track record of high student achievement or a new teacher with the demonstrated ability to contribute to closing the achievement gap immediately Unrelenting, high expectations for student achievement An openness to feedback and collaboration with a solutions-oriented mindset Your employment offer will be contingent upon: Successful completion of your background check; Verification of your identity and ability to legally work within the United States. If you are ready to grow your education career and positively contribute to a team that is making strides towards closing the achievement gap, apply today! To learn more about Promise Schools, please visit  www.promiseschools.org To learn more about MacDowell Prep, please visit: www.macdowellprep.com
Promise Schools 4201 West Outer Drive, Detroit, MI, USA Full time
May 21, 2018
We are recruiting for the ‘18-’19 school year!  If you are a passionate, mission-driven  Middle School Science  teacher who is ready to join our 180+ education professionals and prove what’s possible for the promise of opportunity, we can’t wait to speak with you! The Promise is our Purpose We’re on a mission to ensure all scholars can confidently pursue all of their life’s aspirations. Every student, regardless of geography, circumstance, or socioeconomic status, deserves an opportunity to live this Promise. Access to quality education is the critical first step and the promise of opportunity is at the heart of the Promise School's identity. At MacDowell , a K-8 school serving 340 scholars in Northwest Detroit, our team is dedicated to providing a world-class education to empower our scholars and help them make their dreams a reality. The importance of a college education is rapidly increasing in our 21st-century economy. As part of our enduring commitment to creating opportunities for our students, we offer a college prep curriculum and a clear path to college through our network of schools, Promise Schools. At the same time, we take a holistic approach to learning by supporting the unique interests of each child and helping our students develop individual excellence on the path toward achieving their goals. Our Promise to You - growing education leaders We aspire to be the ideal platform for teachers to teach and leaders to lead. We promise to grow education professionals as part of a supportive, collaborative team, inspiring scholars and excelling through robust development opportunities. For example: Our professionals are a family of educators. Team member relationships are fortified by care and respect and network-wide social events play a central role in cultivating a sense of unity and belonging. Our educators operate as professionals. A balance of support and autonomy gives schools and teachers both the structure and freedom needed to achieve meaningful and lasting results, both in and out of the classroom. Our educators are treated like professionals. Promise Schools offers competitive compensation, superior 401k matching (6%), and excellent health, vision, and dental benefits. Promise Schools also offers unique perks such as subsidized yoga, network-wide adult sports teams, and book club. We want you to grow with us over the long-term. Professionals at our schools are presented with clearly defined professional growth through the Promise Schools Teacher Career Pathway or the School Leadership Pathway. We also offer differentiated professional development and personalized coaching for teachers and administrators - allowing our educators to realize their best selves. Our Promise to Scholars Promise Schools educators are on the front lines influencing the leaders of tomorrow. We are looking for Science teachers who strive to provide scholars every opportunity to reach their potential. At the most basic level, our education professionals promise to provide scholars with a safe, caring, and thriving learning community. You will also ensure that scholars improve in the areas that enable their pursuit of happiness. We call these the Promise Schools “Big 3”: Academic Hard Skills - The essential knowledge and skills to succeed Soft Skills and Mindsets - The resilience and adaptiveness to thrive Identity, Relevance and Belonging - Knowing that you matter as a part of something greater than yourself The Big 3 provides focus to our work as professionals towards our promise to graduate scholars who are ready to pursue college, careers and their greatest aspirations. Strong applicants will have: A Bachelor’s degree A teaching credential or ability to demonstrate a clear path to obtain certification in the near future At least two years of teaching experience with a proven track record of high student achievement or a new teacher with the demonstrated ability to contribute to closing the achievement gap immediately Unrelenting, high expectations for student achievement An openness to feedback and collaboration with a solutions-oriented mindset Your employment offer will be contingent upon: Successful completion of your background check; Verification of your identity and ability to legally work within the United States. If you are ready to grow your education career and positively contribute to a team that is making strides towards closing the achievement gap, apply today! To learn more about Promise Schools, please visit  www.promiseschools.org To learn more about MacDowell Prep, please visit: www.macdowellprep.com
Promise Schools 4201 West Outer Drive, Detroit, MI, USA Full time
May 21, 2018
We are recruiting for the ‘18-’19 school year!  If you are a passionate, mission-driven  fifth  grade teacher who is ready to join our 180+ education professionals and prove what’s possible for the promise of opportunity, we can’t wait to speak with you! The Promise is our Purpose We’re on a mission to ensure all scholars can confidently pursue all of their life’s aspirations. Every student, regardless of geography, circumstance, or socioeconomic status, deserves an opportunity to live this Promise. Access to quality education is the critical first step and the promise of opportunity is at the heart of the Promise School's identity. At MacDowell , a K-8 school serving 340 scholars in Northwest Detroit, our team is dedicated to providing a world-class education to empower our scholars and help them make their dreams a reality. The importance of a college education is rapidly increasing in our 21st-century economy. As part of our enduring commitment to creating opportunities for our students, we offer a college prep curriculum and a clear path to college through our network of schools, Promise Schools. At the same time, we take a holistic approach to learning by supporting the unique interests of each child and helping our students develop individual excellence on the path toward achieving their goals. Our Promise to You - growing education leaders We aspire to be the ideal platform for teachers to teach and leaders to lead. We promise to grow education professionals as part of a supportive, collaborative team, inspiring scholars and excelling through robust development opportunities. For example: Our professionals are a family of educators. Team member relationships are fortified by care and respect and network-wide social events play a central role in cultivating a sense of unity and belonging. Our educators operate as professionals. A balance of support and autonomy gives schools and teachers both the structure and freedom needed to achieve meaningful and lasting results, both in and out of the classroom. Our educators are treated like professionals. Promise Schools offers competitive compensation, superior 401k matching (6%), and excellent health, vision, and dental benefits. Promise Schools also offers unique perks such as subsidized yoga, network-wide adult sports teams, and book club. We want you to grow with us over the long-term. Professionals at our schools are presented with clearly defined professional growth through the Promise Schools Teacher Career Pathway or the School Leadership Pathway. We also offer differentiated professional development and personalized coaching for teachers and administrators - allowing our educators to realize their best selves. Our Promise to Scholars Promise Schools educators are on the front lines influencing the leaders of tomorrow. We are looking for Elementary teachers who strive to provide scholars every opportunity to reach their potential. At the most basic level, our education professionals promise to provide scholars with a safe, caring, and thriving learning community. You will also ensure that scholars improve in the areas that enable their pursuit of happiness. We call these the Promise Schools “Big 3”: Academic Hard Skills - The essential knowledge and skills to succeed Soft Skills and Mindsets - The resilience and adaptiveness to thrive Identity, Relevance and Belonging - Knowing that you matter as a part of something greater than yourself The Big 3 provides focus to our work as professionals towards our promise to graduate scholars who are ready to pursue college, careers and their greatest aspirations. Strong applicants will have: A Bachelor’s degree A teaching credential or ability to demonstrate a clear path to obtain certification in the near future At least two years of teaching experience with a proven track record of high student achievement or a new teacher with the demonstrated ability to contribute to closing the achievement gap immediately Unrelenting, high expectations for student achievement An openness to feedback and collaboration with a solutions-oriented mindset Your employment offer will be contingent upon: Successful completion of your background check; Verification of your identity and ability to legally work within the United States. If you are ready to grow your education career and positively contribute to a team that is making strides towards closing the achievement gap, apply today! To learn more about Promise Schools, please visit  www.promiseschools.org To learn more about MacDowell Preparatory Academy, please visit:  www.macdowellprep.com
Promise Schools 4201 West Outer Drive, Detroit, MI, USA Full time
May 21, 2018
We are recruiting for the ‘18-’19 school year!  If you are a passionate, mission-driven third grade teacher who is ready to join our 180+ education professionals and prove what’s possible for the promise of opportunity, we can’t wait to speak with you! The Promise is our Purpose We’re on a mission to ensure all scholars can confidently pursue all of their life’s aspirations. Every student, regardless of geography, circumstance, or socioeconomic status, deserves an opportunity to live this Promise. Access to quality education is the critical first step and the promise of opportunity is at the heart of the Promise School's identity. At MacDowell , a K-8 school serving 340 scholars in Northwest Detroit, our team is dedicated to providing a world-class education to empower our scholars and help them make their dreams a reality. The importance of a college education is rapidly increasing in our 21st-century economy. As part of our enduring commitment to creating opportunities for our students, we offer a college prep curriculum and a clear path to college through our network of schools, Promise Schools. At the same time, we take a holistic approach to learning by supporting the unique interests of each child and helping our students develop individual excellence on the path toward achieving their goals. Our Promise to You - growing education leaders We aspire to be the ideal platform for teachers to teach and leaders to lead. We promise to grow education professionals as part of a supportive, collaborative team, inspiring scholars and excelling through robust development opportunities. For example: Our professionals are a family of educators. Team member relationships are fortified by care and respect and network-wide social events play a central role in cultivating a sense of unity and belonging. Our educators operate as professionals. A balance of support and autonomy gives schools and teachers both the structure and freedom needed to achieve meaningful and lasting results, both in and out of the classroom. Our educators are treated like professionals. Promise Schools offers competitive compensation, superior 401k matching (6%), and excellent health, vision, and dental benefits. Promise Schools also offers unique perks such as subsidized yoga, network-wide adult sports teams, and book club. We want you to grow with us over the long-term. Professionals at our schools are presented with clearly defined professional growth through the Promise Schools Teacher Career Pathway or the School Leadership Pathway. We also offer differentiated professional development and personalized coaching for teachers and administrators - allowing our educators to realize their best selves. Our Promise to Scholars Promise Schools educators are on the front lines influencing the leaders of tomorrow. We are looking for Elementary teachers who strive to provide scholars every opportunity to reach their potential. At the most basic level, our education professionals promise to provide scholars with a safe, caring, and thriving learning community. You will also ensure that scholars improve in the areas that enable their pursuit of happiness. We call these the Promise Schools “Big 3”: Academic Hard Skills - The essential knowledge and skills to succeed Soft Skills and Mindsets - The resilience and adaptiveness to thrive Identity, Relevance and Belonging - Knowing that you matter as a part of something greater than yourself The Big 3 provides focus to our work as professionals towards our promise to graduate scholars who are ready to pursue college, careers and their greatest aspirations. Strong applicants will have: A Bachelor’s degree A teaching credential or ability to demonstrate a clear path to obtain certification in the near future At least two years of teaching experience with a proven track record of high student achievement or a new teacher with the demonstrated ability to contribute to closing the achievement gap immediately Unrelenting, high expectations for student achievement An openness to feedback and collaboration with a solutions-oriented mindset Your employment offer will be contingent upon: Successful completion of your background check; Verification of your identity and ability to legally work within the United States. If you are ready to grow your education career and positively contribute to a team that is making strides towards closing the achievement gap, apply today! To learn more about Promise Schools, please visit  www.promiseschools.org To learn more about MacDowell Preparatory Academy, please visit: www.macdowellprep.com
Promise Schools 4201 West Outer Drive, Detroit, MI, USA Full time