Why work at Arcadia?

Arcadia is a small, welcoming, progressive, project-focused charter school, serving grades 6-12.  We’re looking for professionals who can creatively engage students in the rewarding challenges of understanding the world around them. Arcadia is 45 minutes south of the Twin Cities in Northfield, the winner of a variety of ‘best small town’ awards, with two excellent colleges and a community that embraces quality education. We value authentically student-centered education, and we may be the right place for you.  

Open Positions


Physical Science Teacher and Student Advisor, Grades 7-12, 1.0 FTE – Arcadia Charter School 


Arcadia Charter School, a progressive, project-based charter school serving grades 6-12, located in Northfield, MN, is seeking a physical science teacher and student advisor for the 2021-2022 school year. We may consider an earlier start date for the right candidate. Our mission is “to prepare our students to transition intellectually, emotionally, and ethically to higher education, future employment, and engaged citizenship.” We pride ourselves on creating meaningful educational experiences with our students in an inclusive, supportive community of learners.  


The teaching role includes: 

  • --one year-long section of chemistry or physics (alternate years) 

  • --one year-long section of physical science 

  • --one additional section of science (earth and space science or other science electives) each quarter 

  • --support for students’ science-related project work 


The advisor role includes: 

  • --project planning, logistics, assignment preparation and execution, in collaboration with an advisor team 

  • --evaluations and assessments of daily work, project products, and presentations 

  • --preparation for and evaluation of quarterly reflection papers and goal-setting work 

  • --planning with support staff 

  • --IEP meetings  

  • --coordinating with SPED teachers about students’ needs and accommodations/modifications  


Qualified candidates will either possess or be working toward a Minnesota teaching license in 7-12 science; a desire to teach physical science, including chemistry and physics, is necessary. Experience with project-based learning and Developmental Designs would be ideal, but training in these areas will be provided. 


To apply for this position, download the employment application from our website and email it along with a cover letter, résumé, and three references, to lstelter@arcadiacharterschool.org. Materials can also be mailed to the school: Attn: Laura Stelter, Arcadia Charter School 1719 Cannon Road Northfield, MN 55057.