Position Summary

We are looking for a positive, tenacious Assistant Principal of Student Services + Culture for ACE Charter High School! Reporting to the School Principal, you will be spearheading school-wide initiatives to build the optimistic school culture that is fundamental to achieving our mission.  You believe that a warm, firm and safe classroom culture is the foundation of academic success. You are a collaborator, as this role works closely with all stakeholders--Principal, students, teachers, and  families.



  • Positive School Culture


      • Oversee development of school site culture calendar, log all events on reporting tool
      • Oversee positive school culture including focus on student retention and satisfaction
      • Collaborate with Office Manager to report student retention data monthly
      • Ensures successful implementation of Student Engagement system to insure an optimistic culture (PBIS)
      • MTSS and RTI
        • Through collaboration with CMO school staff, ensure regular analysis of student data and that appropriate interventions are established for students via advisory or other interventions.
        • Ensure all students set goals based on quarterly data and weekly assess on progress towards goals via Sown to Grown  
        • PBIS
      • Build authentic relationships with students and families; consistently reinforce the belief that all students have the capacity to be successful through college.
      • Ensures successful implementation of Student Engagement system to insure an optimistic culture of high expectations, including but not limited to:
        • Using Kickboard reports
        • Assisting with training of staff, students, families  
        • Processing students sent out of class    
        • Running detention
        • Managing the Culture Calendar
        • Provide push-in behavioral support for students and teachers as needed.
      • Assists in Spanish-English translation when staff needs to communicate with exclusively Spanish-speaking families


  • Safe campus


      • Develop campus supervision schedule
      • Train, provide feedback to, and oversee staff supervising campus
      • Serves as liaison with After School Program
      • Oversee and report on suspension processes / data
      • Coordinate Expulsion process, including finding of team, working with lawyers, providing all necessary documentation E.D. to present to ACE Board of Directors


  • School Leadership


      • Help all staff work through the particular stresses and challenges of working with low-skilled students in a high-stakes environment
      • Create an environment of mutual respect, data-driven decision-making, and action behind school goals
      • Provide successful supervision of staff through articulation of clear goals, use of job descriptions, coaching, development of growth plans, and effective alignment of staff work to ACE Strategic Plan
      • Lead the Administrative Team in fostering a culture of transparency, openness, accountability, and stakeholder engagement
      • Attend school-wide events on a rotating basis


  • General School Support


    • Attend IEP meetings to identify and action plan around the student’s behavior intervention needs.
    • Communicate effectively and respectfully with all stakeholders.
    • Coach a portion of teaching staff

Education & Experience

  • You hold a bachelor’s degree and have at least one year of school-based leadership experience.
    • Valid California Teaching or Admin Credential is preferred.
  • You are a mission-driven individual who has experience working with diverse student populations, including English language learners and students with disabilities.
  • You are bilingual in Spanish and English.

Salary & Benefits

  • Competitive Salary.
  • This position provides full health benefits.
  • This position is EXEMPT.
  • We are located in beautiful San Jose, minutes away from the CalTrain, a diverse and eclectic food scene, the beaches of Santa Cruz, museums and the stadium of our very own San Jose Giants.


Join ACE: Where Students Realize Their Extraordinary Potential

Since 2008, ACE has operated charter schools serving 5th-12th grade students in East San Jose with one goal: our students will confidently choose to attend and graduate from college. 98% of our graduates will be the first in their family to attend college.  

ACE is the only charter school in California that strategically recruits students and families that have been left behind by the current education system. With support from the Community Outreach Team, ACE is committed to re-engage families with the ACE school model through grassroots community organizing. As a result, 92% of our students are considered low-income and 50% are classified as English-Learners.  20% of ACE students qualify for Special Education services compared to 10-12% in neighborhood schools. ACE students are considered to be performing below grade-level. At ACE, we understand that academic growth takes time. It may take multiple years to see the academic performance that will put students on the college-track. ACE is truly a 5th grade through college model and we take time to celebrate growth along the way.

After 10 years, the ACE model is beginning to see results. 95% of the ACE High School Class of 2016 have persisted to their 2nd year of college. Many ACE alumni are eager to return to ACE and share their stories with the next generation of ACE student.

Physical Demands

In order to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, you will need to meet the following physical demands. Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. You will be regularly required to talk, hear, and communicate with both adults and children. You will frequently need to use hands or fingers to handle objects, tools, or controls. In this role, you will need to be able to walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms. You may occasionally need to lift or move up to 30 pounds and occasionally climb ladders. In terms of vision, the specifics required by this position are: close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus. The noise level is moderate to high in this environment.

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