Legal Prep Charter Academy (“Legal Prep”) is Chicago’s first and only legal-themed high school, putting diverse, low-income students on the path for college success. Legal Prep opened its doors on August 20, 2012 in West Garfield Park and began offering free, college preparatory education to students in a community with primarily low performing schools. Legal Prep is currently the highest rated high school in a two-mile radius and has over 70% of its alumni in college. Legal Prep will be in its tenth year of operation during the 2021-22 school year and enroll 300 students. As the name indicates, Legal Prep has a legal-themed curriculum and uses this unique theme to engage its diverse population of students in their learning and teach skills that will make our students successful in college and life. Legal Prep also works closely with the Chicago legal community to provide additional resources, exposure, and skills that complement our curriculum and promote analytical reasoning and critical thinking. Legal Prep provides competitive compensation and benefits, and all certified teachers participate in the Chicago Teachers Pension Fund. Teachers receive weekly one-on-one coaching and robust professional development before the start of school and throughout the year.
The ideal candidate will possess a unique combination of student compassion and high expectations. While there will be a focus on student results and academic growth, our teachers must be as comfortable holding the line with a student’s behavior and pushing the student to meet their potential as they are calling the student’s family with good and bad reports, showing empathy for external factors affecting the student’s learning, and developing the whole student. In addition, the ideal candidate should be a person of vision, high energy, initiative, creativity, and follow through.
Legal Prep offers a competitive salary, along with a 7% pickup of the employee pension contribution, as well excellent medical, dental, and vision coverage.