GAP, Jordan

By SEP Manager on 04/12/2017

King’s Academy’s Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) is a community outreach program that reinforces our commitment to education in Jordan. It aims to strengthen the educational fabric of the country as a whole, ensuring that high quality education is made available to Jordanians of all strata of society, and not just to those students attending the Academy.

King's Academy organizes this separate and special program during summer break in order to identify talented students from underprivileged areas in Jordan and help them to develop their skills in English and information technology.

Building on King's Academy's mission to attract top scholars and ensure diversity within its student body, SEP also serves as an early identification program for students from underprivileged areas in Jordan for possible admission into the Academy.

An annual two-week program that runs during the summer holidays each year, SEP is offered for students entering the 7th grade. Provided they remain in good standing and continue to meet eligibility requirements, all participants can participate in this annual program until they reach the 9th grade. 

SEP offers a unique combination of academic enrichment in the mornings and relaxed activities in the afternoons. These afternoon and weekend activities — intellectual, creative, and athletic — frequently lead to the discovery of new talents and interests, as well as to the development of positive attitudes, a stronger identity and a better sense of self-worth. 

The cost of SEP is fully covered by King’s Academy and students do not pay to participate.

King’s Academy Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) teachers will:

  • ­Foster the boarding school ethos within all aspects of campus life including in the classroom, dormitory, and during extracurricular activities.
  • Act as mentors and help students adjust to the rigors of boarding school.
  • Promote the international community at King’s Academy.

Commitment: Approximately June 24-July 17, 2018 (inclusive of arrival and departure days)

Compensation:

  • Room and board (June 24-July 14, 2018)
  • Post-SEP trip (July 15-16, 2018; includes an overnight stay in Wadi Rum and Aqaba). An overnight trip to Petra is included in the orientation.

Note: Should financial assistance for flights be needed for travel, please send sep@kingsacademy.edu.jo a letter (as soon as you submit your application) explaining your need for assistance and the specific amount you will need. Please keep in mind that limited funds are available for travel assistance.​

Responsibilities:

  • Teaching duties from 8:00 am–3:25 pm (this includes teaching five or six 40-minute lessons)
  • Dormitory duties every second night throughout the two weeks of the program (this includes checking students in, managing homework time, being on call all night long and looking out for the students).
  • Leading/supervising the students in preparing and presenting a performance during the graduation ceremony.
  • Assisting in/with daily activity duties, including meals, sports when necessary, swimming and extracurricular activities.
Pre-program Contribution:

Prior to travelling to Jordan for the two-week summer program, teachers will be asked to collaborate with the program’s organizers on a contribution project. Contribution projects subsidize the cost of program materials that are expensive in Jordan such as art supplies, books, school supplies and other craft materials. Teachers will be required to either raise funds or collect items, so that the supplies can be used during the program. During the interview process, the program coordinators will ask for your ideas for a potential project. This project will be approved once you have been selected.
 

Requirements:

  • Applicants needs to have completed at least one year of university/college education.
  • Tutoring and/or teaching experience.
  • Leadership experience relevant to the program description: Prefect, proctor, camp counselor, etc.
  • Experience working with children.
  • Lifeguard and/or CPR certification desirable.
  • Working for SEP is subject to security clearance from Jordan’s General Intelligence Department as well as verification of information and documents you have submitted about yourself, through King’s Academy’s contracted provider, Hire Right.

Expectations:

  • In accordance with the culture and customs of the region, teachers involved in SEP will abstain from alcohol use for the duration of the program, including on any off-campus trips.
  • Personal trips off campus during the two-week duration will be limited. If you wish to travel to Amman or Madaba while in Jordan, please make arrangements to do so prior to orientation and/or after the end of the SEP program. Failure to comply with these expectations will result in dismissal from the program. Also, please remember that our counselors are members of the King’s Academy junior and senior classes, and if found in the presence of alcohol, tobacco or other drugs, they will be held accountable to the school’s Disciplinary Committee.
  • King’s Academy rules and regulations apply for all teachers and counselors. Upon acceptance into the program you will be asked to sign a contract.

Admissions Timeline:

  1. Application deadline: January 18, 2018
  2. Notification of interview via email: January 23, 2018
  3. Interview period (interviews will be conducted by phone or Skype): January 24-February 15, 2018
  4. Notification of decision: February 20, 2018
  5. Chosen candidates must email their intent to participate by February 27, 2018

Note: Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed on as needed basis.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Tiffany Norman
King's Academy
mobile: +974 5 053 5692
emailSEP@kingsacademy.edu.jo

King’s Academy admits students of any race, color, creed, special need or national origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the Academy and does not discriminate on the basis of these differences. We celebrate the differences in background, circumstances and educational experiences of our various students and value the diverse perspectives that each contributes to the school community.

 


Name of School: King's Academy

Country: Jordan

Contact: SEP@kingsacademy.edu.jo

Application Url: https://www.kingsacademy.edu.jo/special-programs/summer-enrichment-program-sep