Golden Apple partners with school districts or charter operators who value diversity and highly effective teaching - understanding that the combination of the two allows their students to learn, grow, and reach their full potential. Our model is a long-term solution to recruiting talented teachers who stay.
Why hire a Golden Apple Scholar?
Retention. Over 80% of Golden Apple Scholars remain full-time teachers beyond five years, despite the challenging environments in which they work.
Mentorship Support. Scholars receive two years of direct support from Golden Apple Mentors.
Advanced Preparation. Golden Apple provides cutting-edge instructional approaches that include trauma-informed training, personalized learning and the importance of civic engagement to ensure that Scholars are well-prepared to succeed in some of Illinois’ most challenging schools.
Partner school districts receive:
Access to resumes of new and veteran teachers who are seeking employment throughout the state
Preferred access to the Golden Apple job board which is only available to Golden Apple Scholars and alumni
Scholar placement services
Scholars may teach at any school-of-need in Illinois, but we are proud to strategically partner with the following school districts:
The Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Program is proud to partner with over 50 universities in Illinois. Golden Apple is committed to working side-by-side with our university partners to provide Golden Apple Scholars with superior teacher preparation to ensure they are ready to teach in schools-of-need on day one.
Registered Student Organizations are at many universities for students seeking a career in teaching, including Golden Apple Scholar cohorts.
University Partners can contact us via the button below with questions about the Scholars Program, Summer Institute partnerships or other general inquiries.
Golden Apple partners with leading education nonprofits to enhance the curriculum and pre-service teacher preparation for Scholars.
During Scholar Institutes, education nonprofits partner with us to provide cutting-edge instructional approaches that include trauma-informed training, personalized learning and the importance of civic engagement to ensure that Scholars are well-prepared to succeed in some of Illinois’ most challenging schools.