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Requisition Number 19-3913
Title (DCA-CO) Head of School
City Westminster
State CO


K12 believes in education for everyone. We provide families an online option for a high-quality, personalized education experience. Students can thrive, find their passion, and learn in an environment that encourages discovery at their own pace. In support of this, we are committed to creating and maintaining a culture of inclusion and diversity where our employees are passionate about serving students and families, treat one another and customers with respect, challenge each other to innovate and always strive to do better.

The mission of DCA-CO is to provide an exemplary individualized and engaging educational experience for students by incorporating school and community/family partnerships coupled with a rigorous curriculum along with a data-driven and student-centered instructional model. Student success will be measured by valid and reliable assessment data, parent and student satisfaction, and continued institutional growth within the academic community. Join us!

The Head of School acts as chief administrator for K12 managed school(s); implements the schools’ strategies and budgets; oversees the implementation of marketing and enrollment initiatives and ensures compliance with the requirements of federal, state and local agencies. At all times, the incumbent exemplifies the qualities associated with academic leadership and professionalism; uses data to drive academic decision-making; and ensures instruction is targeted to meet students’ individual needs.

AS A Head of School, YOU WILL ENJOY...

  • Provides leadership exhibiting professionalism and high academic standards that celebrate student and staff achievements;
  • Works with Board of Directors acting as chief administrator of one or more schools; manages regulatory complexities and political sensitivities; implements the school’s mission, vision, and strategic planning initiatives;
  • Develops plans and policies for the educational program and submits them to Board(s) of Directors for approval; ensures policies and programs are carried out appropriately by all students, parents, and staff;
  • Oversees development and implementation of the School and District Improvement Plan;
  • Oversees CTE program implementation at both the school and district programs;
  • Consults with legal team, the Board(s) of Directors, and Human Resources to appropriately handle any legal issues; ensures compliance with all local, state, and federal laws;
  • Communicates school budget decisions to Board of Directors and other stakeholders, and oversees the local implementation of the budget;
  • Oversees implementation of the school marketing and enrollment plans to achieve and maintain enrollment capacity;
  • Serves as public relations liaison with the school community; engages community and civic groups to support school programs and the school community;
  • Works closely with government affairs team to support and advance the online educational movement within the state;
  • Ensures school program are in alignment with authorizing agency requirements;
  • Effectively recruits, hires, and retains highly qualified staff; develops effective staff members through an ongoing evaluation process and professional development;
  • Creates and fosters a positive school culture by involving school staff, community leaders, students and parents;
  • Serves as the school’s instructional leader and ensures data is being used to drive all academic decisions;
  • Ensures teaching staff utilizes the appropriate curriculum, effective assessments, and targeted instruction to meet the individual needs of each student

    Supervisory Responsibilities: Directly supervises 5+ Full-time Equivalent (FTE) regular employees and/or contractors. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems

Get to know (DCA-CO) !


Are you driven by excellence to deliver instruction, support and guidance, manage the learning process, and focus on students' individual needs? If selected, you will participate in a comprehensive new teacher training program for three weeks before the start of school. It is an opportunity to meet colleagues and learn the responsibilities required for delivering curriculum in an online environment. During this training you will also learn how to monitor student progress through K12's learning management system, and to be a partner actively working with students and parents to advance each child's learning.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree AND
  • Five (5) years of school administration experience OR
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience

    Certificates and Licenses: Colorado state administrators license.

Preferred Qualifications

  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to travel 25% of the time for meetings including some out of state
  • Ability to pass required background check


  • Charter school experience including understanding of state charter regulations as they relate to school operations
  • CTE administrative experience

    WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • This is an office-based position. The noise level in the office is usually moderate (computers, printers, light foot traffic).


K12 is a Federal Contractor, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
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