Paraprofessional

Sault Area Public Schools   Sault S Marie, MI   Full-time     Education
Posted on March 22, 2024

Paraprofessional

Position Requirements are as follows:

Applicants must be highly qualified by one of the following methods:
1. Complete at least two years of study at an institution or higher education (equal to 60 semester hours); or
2. Obtain an associate's degree (or higher); or
3. Pass one of the formal assessments:  WorkKeys Test (proctored prior to January 2017); Michigan Test for Teacher Certification - Basic Skills (MTTC); or ETS Parapro Assessment (proctored at the Sault Schools Administration Building).

The paraprofesisonal position is a nine (9) month position (school year) with an hourly wage of $16.83 per hour.

Positions have full benefits (medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, life, and long term disability insurances, retirement and Paid Time Off).

THE SCHOOL DISTRICT
The Sault Ste. Marie Area School District has two elementary schools - one for grades K-1, and one for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades - one Middle School (grades 5-8), one High School and Career Center (grades 9-12), and one Alternative High School. The staff consists of 137 teachers, 135 support staff, and 14 administrators. The 2023-2024 enrollment was 2,284 students, with a budget of over $22 million dollars.
Our students score above the state and national averages on standardized tests. The District meets or exceeds all State Board Guidelines on curriculum, graduation requirements, class ratios, and scholastic eligibility.
Advanced Placement courses are available to students in four different disciplines, with many additional opportunities to take course work at Lake Superior State University through programs including Early/Middle College, dual enrollment, and concurrent enrollment.

Sault Area Schools is a leader in computer-aided instruction. All classrooms are equipped with instructional technology.  All elementary students also have access to desktop computers either in their classroom and/or in a computer lab. Sault Area High School and Middle School each have computer labs in addition to classroom computer units. The Career Center uses computers in many of their career and technical programs including the business services cluster, which has three individualized computer labs for student access, and drafting and design with CAD-CAM software identical to that used in industry.Students interested in career-technical education can choose from 17 in-house programs or additional off-campus specializations available in business and industry throughout the community. In addition, several cooperative articulation agreements with Lake Superior State University and Bay Mills Community College are presently in effect.

Sault Ste. Marie is a Class B high school participating in the Straits Area Conference. Presently there are 30 teams Grades 7-12 participating in the interscholastic athletic program. Baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, football, golf, hockey, soccer, softball, track, volleyball, and wrestling are offered, as well as an array of other extra-curricular activities.

THE COMMUNITY
The Sault Ste. Marie Area Public School District is located at the northernmost end of I-75 on the Canadian border in the Eastern Upper Peninsula. With its proximity to Ontario and the rivers and lakes of the Upper Peninsula, the district is known as a vacation and sports person's paradise.  Encompassing 314 square miles, the District is geographically one of the largest in Michigan. Professional planners predict that the area will continue to grow as an attractive, low-tax area for retirees and vacationers.

The twin cities of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario provide the urban hub for eastern Chippewa County and Northern Ontario. While continuing to retain its rural/small town atmosphere, the area still offers a wide variety of cultural and recreational facilities. The St. Mary's River, world famous Soo Locks, Lake Superior State University, and numerous inland lakes are all located within the geographic district. In addition, Algoma College in Sault, Ontario offers reciprocal agreements to Michigan residents encouraging participation in their many different vocational programs.