Apprentice Guide:

Full-time, in person
Work in person with an incredible team
Learn the role of Guide with the goal of becoming a full time elementary or middle school Guide in the future
Audit, improve, and lead the school’s elementary math assessment program
Work with learners from ages 4 to 18, but specializing in grades 2 through 8
The position begins immediately and is an 11-month program. We run on 4-7 week Sessions with 1-2 week breaks in between Sessions


Shares our passion for The Forest School Online’s Mission Statement and approach to learning
Loves facilitating online learning experiences with young people and nurturing their authentic interests and goals
Works well with little direct guidance
Likes to collaborate, experiment, evaluate and continually improve
Has a deep respect for all children believing that each human has genius within
Is a flexible problem solver and an active reader and writer
Enjoys managing their own schedule throughout the work day outside of the scheduled online learning experiences
Desires the entrepreneurial opportunity of founding an innovative school
Agile with education technology
Expertise in mathematics education

Description: Learning to lead learners on a hero’s journey

Learning to facilitate a truly customized education for each learner in the Studio with daily learner challenges, Socratic seminars, and launches
Learning to facilitate character building experiences in an intentionally diverse environment.
Learning to facilitate weekly 1-1 check-ins with every learner
Learning to build and sustain a thriving community with all learners through consistent communication and activities that build culture
Learning to observe and track each child’s progress via the online platform
Affirming young learners, holding them accountable to their promises and to their commitment to deliver “the best work they can do” as they discover and pursue a calling
Acting as a role model as an independent learner on their own hero’s journey
Pass along each of these responsibilities to learners as quickly as possible, so as to allow learners to lead themselves
Substituting for Guides, and other administrative duties from time to time

Tagged as: Teaching/Education

About The Forest School: An Acton Academy

The Forest School Online is a 21st century online school with innovative elements such as Quest-like projects with real world application, Socratic discussions, apprenticeships, and the Hero’s Journey in a student-centered, multi-age Studio.

Application Instructions

Applicants MUST apply online at: https://www.theforest.school/virtual-guide-application