John Hancock Charter School is a student-centered school that is seeking educators who are prepared to lead and are passionate about JHCS’s mission to provide students with a first-class educational program. JHCS is a K-8 charter school located in Pleasant Grove, UT.  We are opening a second campus in the fall of 2023 in Eagle Mountain, UT with a capacity of 900 students.  There will be 5 small “schools within a school”; four K through 6th grade schools, and one 7-8th grade middle school.  Each school will have approximately 180 students with one class per grade and a lead teacher/administrator.  This allows for a small, intimate, school environment where students know each other and every teacher.  Teachers also know every child.  This school climate creates and encourages relationships.  Students who feel comfortable and safe take risks and develop a growth mindset.

Our curriculum creates a cultural literacy or a foundation for all future learning. The arts and STEM subjects are integrated into our vigorous curriculum.   It promotes the building of character and civic responsibility and prepares students to meet the demands of an ever-changing world.  Standards-based grading holds students accountable for mastery and sets high expectations that students stretch to accomplish.

John Hancock Charter School is now accepting applications for teachers and support staff. We are searching for individuals who are comfortable working in an exciting start-up environment, who are risk-takers and are driven to imagine and explore the limitless possibilities for our students, and who are committed to providing an engaging, yet rigorous, educational experience for our students.

Successful candidates will be highly collaborative, yet independent thinkers, and will be comfortable “co-working” with their professional peers. Do you want to teach your students on a deeper level and facilitate opportunities for them to develop their passions beyond the core content? If so, apply now.

Contact JULIE ADAMIC to find out how you can become part of the JHCS Team!

Teacher Responsibilities

  •   Maintain and enrich their expertise in the subject area they will teach;
  •   Develop lesson plans that ensure the attainment of state learning standards and the additional specific grade-­by-­grade learning standards set forth in the charter;
  •   Coordinate lesson plans with other teachers to maximize possibilities for teaching similar topics in the same general time frame, thus reinforcing student knowledge on an interdisciplinary basis;
  •   Provide direct and indirect instruction;
  •   Long and short-­term planning addressing individual needs of students;
  •   Prepare students adequately for all required assessments;
  •   Evaluate students’ progress;
  •   Prepare at least quarterly individual student achievement reports for parents;
  •   Provide an inviting, exciting, innovative, learning environment;
  •   Engage in effective and appropriate classroom management;
  •   Accept and incorporate feedback and coaching from administrative staff;
  •   Serve as an advisor to students, overseeing their academic and behavioral progress;
  •   Perform other duties, as deemed appropriate, by the principal. 

 Teacher Qualifications

  •   Demonstrated expertise in the subject they will teach, as evidenced by personal skills and knowledge,
  •   Meet any applicable credentialing requirements including the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended and a current Utah State Teaching License
  •   Have a current background check through BCI
  •   Demonstrated communication skills;
  •   Demonstrated ability and experience to engage the interest of school-­‐age children;
  •   Demonstrated ability to work with diverse children, including those with special needs;
  •   Teaching experience in a public or private school,
  •   Demonstrated ability to work well with parents;
  •   Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team member;
  •   Demonstrated ability to evaluate tests and measurements of achievement;
  •   Demonstrated willingness to be held accountable for student results.


We were first exposed to John Handcock Charter School when we moved here 6 years ago my Stepmother in law, she raved about this school as her children had gone here. We applied and were fortunate enough to get into our first year. We have been so impressed since that point. JHCS thinks of kids first. They pay attention to what each individual student needs. They pay attention to their academic needs and use math coursework that better prepares students for higher education. They use music, and art to produce a better well-rounded student. It has been proven time and time again that having music and art is just as important as other education. When the pandemic hit we were blown away by the method in which they handled themselves. Each student had completed assignments and daily teaching by the teachers not just handed a chrome book and said good luck. JHCS focuses on getting and maintaining phenomenal teachers. From Kindergarten on every teacher we have had is amazing. JHCS keeps recess this is so big in a world where kids need movement along with education they do not sacrifice exercise instead they incorporate it and use it. They work to teach students in a way that makes them excited to go to school. The teachers are frequently communicating what is going on with my individual students, and what is going on in the school overall. My older children that have graduated from JHCS have lifelong friendships that have continued despite going to a different school because JHCS encourages kindness. They also focus on mental health to help students progress and move forward. They are truly learning lifelong healthy skills.

Stacy Hawks

I have had kids at John Hancock Charter School for 12 years now, and I have been consistently impressed with the high levels of caring and dedication from everyone there. The teachers truly care about the kids in their classes and ensuring their success. The small size creates a real feeling of family at the school, and my kids feel like they know their teachers before they even step into their classrooms. The curriculum at John Hancock goes well beyond reading and math. My kids are conversant with ancient and modern history, principles of science, art history, and even music. John Hancock is a school that has high expectations for kids, and then gives them the tools to meet those expectations.

Erika Nelson

John Hancock Charter School has been the best school for my kids! This is the eighth year I've been at JHCS and I can say that no other elementary school- charter or not- can provide a better experience, a better team of teachers and staff members, a better curriculum for their students, or a better environment to learn in. Those who are lucky enough to get into John Hancock Charter School feel as if they are part of one big family. The director and Principal of the school- for fifteen years now- has done an outstanding job making John Hancock Charter School one of the best schools in all of Utah!

Jeanie C.

I love John Hancock Charter School. They have amazing teachers and staff, small class sizes, and really inspire a love for learning. While not the most aesthetically pleasing campus, they use all resources and money to go directly back to help the students which is obviously most important.

Jess P.

Joining JHCS has been one of the best decisions my husband and I have made for our children. They are receiving a top notch education and are growing and flourishing in their schoolwork. What doesn’t show up in their test scores are the extras that make JHCS stellar. The emphasis on a growth mindset and the encouragement to learn beyond the classroom will help them throughout their entire lives.

Nicole M., Parent