A recent request for online teachers landed in my University of Phoenix Online mailbox and offers some fascinating insight into how The Apollo Group, parent company of the for-profit University of Phoenix, is growing beyond its own ability to deliver college-level courses:
Apollo Group has contracted with Lutheran High School of Orange County (LHSOC) to manage its online delivery of high school curriculum. Established in 1973, LHSOC is a comprehensive, college preparatory high school with a growing national reputation for its outstanding academic programs. Through its new innovative program, Orange Lutheran Online is able to bring a highly successful blend of education and character development to high school students across the country and around the world.
The Academic Affairs department is looking for exceptional online facilitators who are interested in joining this exciting new program. This opportunity includes:
- High academic and character development contact with students (you must be available online M-F for participation/discussion; weekends not required)
- Traditional high school age student population
- 8 week classes
- Strong administrative support
- Two-week training programming prior to teaching a class
Historically, LHSOC students have graduated with GPAs and SAT scores that are substantially higher than the national average. In surveys, the vast majority of graduates (93%) reported successfully continuing their education at a college or university, including some of the nation�s most prestigious institutions: Baylor, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Loyola Maramount, Pepperdine, Princeton, Purdue, Stanford and Yale.
If you are interested in teaching high school students in a faith-based curriculum, while taking advantage of the conveniences that an online environment affords, please send your resume to [address deleted for privacy] for consideration.
What do you think? Is this a smart direction for the University of Phoenix to expand out, or do you think it’s diluting their brand and identity?