Aspire Public Schools

Aspire Public Schools is a national nonprofit organization that currently operates 40 high-performing, open-enrollment public charter schools serving 16,000 students in low income communities across California and Memphis, Tenn. Founded in 1998, Aspire delivers a rigorous College for Certain education to students in grades K-12. An unrelenting focus on college preparedness led to nearly 100 percent of graduating Aspire seniors being accepted to four year colleges or universities over the last eight years. Aspire is in its 18th year as the nation’s first charter school systems.

About the Aspire Teacher Residency program:
In partnership with the University of the Pacific, the Aspire Teacher Residency (ATR) is an intensive and supportive teacher training program that recruits and trains individuals of all ages and backgrounds to become highly-effective teachers.

Similar to the medical residency model, ATR prepares teachers by pairing theory and practice through master's level coursework and classroom practicum. The goal is to provide Teacher Residents with the theory and give them the opportunity to apply it in practice with the support of a successful Mentor Teacher.

Residents receive their teaching credential and an MA in Education, while training with Aspire in year 1. Residents also receive priority hiring for a teaching position in California or Memphis beginning in year 2.
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