Intellectus Prep is a 6-12 public charter school projected to serve over 500 students in the Mount Vernon City School District over the next five years. Our mission is to deliver an equitable educational experience for scholars. Through experiential learning, restorative practices, and personal development, scholars are prepared to compete academically, contribute socially, and choose their pathways to college and career. Intellectus Prep seeks to provide another high-quality educational option where there are not enough. Our overarching structure is an Entrepreneurship in STEAM (STEEAM) integrated curriculum. We guide our students towards an understanding of entrepreneurship. With our integrated STEAM curriculum, we build on students’ knowledge and hook their curiosity by utilizing experiential learning to provide students with opportunities for engagement in inquiry and reflection when learning new concepts. Through counseling for all, we affirm student identities by embedding into our programming continual self-reflection and self-monitoring with the assistance of a mental health professional who is dedicated to student personal growth. We intentionally tackle the opportunity gap, by investing time for scholars to engage with businesses and fields through apprenticeships and community work. We explicitly teach money management, personal finance and wealth through our financial literacy coursework, empowering scholars and their families with the tools necessary to devise the financial plans that match their goals and aspirations. Our utilization of adaptive structures to deliver a truly differentiated learning experience for scholars with regard to both academics and social-emotional learning, allow for us to ensure that all scholars, including our most vulnerable populations, are engrossed in a learning experience which meets their needs.
Intellectus Prep consistently challenges racism, oppressive practices, and all forms of prejudice that plague our community. We embed in our structure and culture the desire, acceptance, and encouragement of brave voices, revolutionary actions, and the empathy required to disrupt the status quo. We embolden our scholars and amplify their voices. Our children feel safe in their identities, and they will be equipped to face the world. We accept all people and treat everyone with respect, and we welcome all applicants who believe in our mission to join us in our work. Every educator is a creative practitioner with long-term vision and a desire to prepare our scholars with the social awareness, and intellectual capacity to be active in the forward development of their own communities. They nurture an emotionally healthy learning environment that will motivate all children in ways that encourage them to welcome challenges in pursuit of high academic goals and to develop into independent, critical, inquisitive, socially-aware and responsive thinking. These educators guide scholars to be active participants in their own educational journey and provide opportunities for scholars to use their awareness to contribute positively to their communities.
Competitive salary 5% above local district Health Benefits Dental and Vision Short- and Long-Term Disability Retirement