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Teach Ascension Accepting Applications for Alternative Certification Program


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 24, 2017
CONTACT: Jackie Tisdell, 225-210-7567
or Jackie.Tisdell@apsb.org

Teach Ascension Accepting Applications for Alternative Certification Program

Donaldsonville, La. – Ascension Public Schools is currently accepting applications for its Teach Ascension Academy, the district's alternative certification program. Applications are due by March 31 for the 2017-18 academic year.

In 2015, Ascension launched the Teach Ascension program to recruit, train, and hire teachers from alternative professions or academic programs. This one-year program includes four weeks of intensive professional development over the summer, placement as a teacher during the school year with weekly professional development and master, mentor and supervising teacher support.

Tuition for the program is $4,000, but there are no out-of-pocket expenses for candidates as long as they teach in an Ascension Parish school for two years.

MINIMUM ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS
  • Hold a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 2.5  or higher as evidenced by an official transcript;
  • Have passing scores on PRAXIS I (or equivalent ACT/SAT score) and PRAXIS II (content knowledge) for the designated area in which the teacher will be teaching; and
  • Be selected into the program after participating in a rigorous selection process.
For more information about the Teach Ascension program, visitwww.apsb.org/TeachAscension. To submit an application, visit www.apsb.org/ApplyNow.

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David Alexander
Superintendent



ASCENSION PARISH SCHOOL BOARD
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Patricia Russo

Board President

Taft Kleinpeter
Board Vice President

Robyn Penn Delaney

Scott Duplechein
Julie Blouin
Kerry Diez
John Murphy
Shawn Sevario
Louis Lambert
Troy Gautreau, Sr.
Lorraine Wimberly
ABOUT ASCENSION PUBLIC SCHOOLS: The Ascension Public Schools system is the largest employer in the parish with over 2,800 employees that support 22,000 students in 27 schools.  An A-rated school district since 2011-12, school performance has grown by 69% over the past four years and currently ranks fourth in Louisiana.
 
RECENT AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS:
 
  • Dutchtown Middle student Hiba Hasan is the 2016 Louisiana Middle School Student of the Year
  • Spanish Lake Primary Principal Britton Colon was a semifinalist for 2017 Louisiana Principal of the Year
  • Dutchtown High teacher Brenden Simoneaux won the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
  • Ascension Public Schools earned the Government Finance Officers Association's (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the fourth consecutive year. Ascension is one of only two school districts in Louisiana to achieve this honor.
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