Job Title: Graduation Enhancement Teacher

Reports to:School Administrator
Job Group:Instructional


Job Code:3008, 3012, 3013
Salary Schedule:INST


Responsible for providing an educational atmosphere where at-risk students have the opportunity to fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, behavioral, physical, and psychological growth and for organizing and implementing an instructional program that results in students achieving academic success in accordance with District policies and local, state, and federal regulations.


The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.

1. Develop, implement, and evaluate individual and classroom academic, prevention and intervention ancillary plans.

2. Monitor student academic performance and use data to develop a plan for intervention.

3. Perform effective and efficient recordkeeping of student records, daily interactions regarding student academic performance, attendance, and parent and student contact.

4. Communicate clear and thorough deadlines, schedules, and procedures to students and parents to ensure that students are meeting their goals.

5. Assist the principal and student services team with student placement activities consistent with the concepts of continuous academic progress and continuity of caring.

6. Deliver comprehensive instructional program through a team approach in a holistic and integrated style to meet the needs of off-track students in the areas of academics, attendance, and lack of engagement.

7. Implement effective instructional learning activities that contribute to a positive environment where students are actively engaged in meaningful learning experiences.

8. Assist students with setting short term and long-term learning objectives.

9. Provide instructional academic intervention with emphasis on differentiated instruction to assist students in the completion of assignments.

10. Provide direct consultation and coaching to students and parents on matters relating to academic needs and learning strategies to enhance student academic achievement.

11. Utilize varied instructional techniques, media, and technology through individual and group sessions designed to meet the educational, social, and emotional needs of the students.

12. Participate in school-based problem-solving intervention team processes as appropriate.

13. Complete appropriate reports for district, local, state, federal and educational agencies

14. Attend training workshops required by the District to keep abreast of current trends, new developments in the industry and government regulations.

15. Participate in community-based extracurricular activities as requested.

16. Support and assist in implementing the district vision, school mission and school improvement plan.

17. Perform other duties as assigned.

*Graduation Enhancement Teachers at alternative schools are 8-hour days.


Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Exhibit knowledge of standards-based curriculum, instructional programs, and best practices for elementary, middle, and high school levels
  • Highly skilled at implementing exemplary prevention and intervention practices resulting in demonstrated student academic achievement gains
  • Ability to assess and evaluate student performance to provide results to students and parents
  • Ability to analyze data and use data-driven decision making and problem-solving skills to implement effective practices
  • Operating knowledge of computer programs, including email, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and web-based technologies and platforms
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all stakeholders in written and oral form, including electronic media, using positive interpersonal skills
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, manage, and carry out duties efficiently and within established timeframes.
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with all stakeholders


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in the field of Education or related field**
  • Two years’ experience working with students who have been identified as off-track
  • Experience in successfully integrating technology into classroom instruction
  • Experience in intensive classroom academic prevention and intervention implementation


  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position     

**Positions that require a district issued vocational certificate; a bachelor’s degree may not be required.


Condition to Earn

Candidates for teaching positions who do not have the required qualifications will have the opportunity to agree to and sign a Condition to Earn statement with the following requirements:

  • Obtain certification in a content area in the grade level of the teaching assignment within the school year in which they are hired.

Failure to complete this requirement will result in non-reappointment of the employee the following school year.


  • Valid Florida’s Educator’s Certificate in a core content area in the grade level of the teaching assignment


  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution in the field of Education or related field
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Endorsement
  • Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Endorsement
  • Three years of successful K-12 classroom teaching experience
  • Prior successful experience utilizing and integrating Academic Prevention and Intervention strategies




Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently. If the use of arm and/or leg controls require exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated as light work.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk, and hear; stand and walk; use hands/fingers to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.


General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.


Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Graduation Enhancement Teacher;   EST: June 1, 2021;   REV: n/a;   Board Approved: June 1, 2021

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