Caurus Academy

Caurus Academy, located in Anthem, Arizona, is a fast growing, AdvancED/Cognia accredited, free public charter school. Founded in the Responsive Classroom approach (teaching that emphasizes social, emotional, and academic competencies in a strong and safe school community), over 600 students in grades K-12 start their day in a nurturing environment, where they explore rigorous curriculum that peaks their personal interests. Morning meetings; experiential and hands-on learning; student-led whole school meetings; an emphasis on social-emotional competence; and differentiated instruction are all part of the culture at Caurus Academy. Caurus built a new state-of-the-art Middle/High School facility, which opened in the Fall of 2019. The facility is located on 10-acres and includes a two-story classroom building and new gymnasium.

Caurus Academy remains steadfast in combining challenging curriculum with a dedication to the mental, physical, and moral development of all students. This is done by creating leadership opportunities for students, providing access to fine arts curricula, offering a number of extracurricular clubs and athletics, as well as prescribing to the Rigor and Relevance program of instruction. Students love coming to school because they are personally greeted by administration and instructional staff each day, celebrated for their individuality, and allowed to take risks in a safe environment. The Caurus K-5 C.A.R.E.S. (Cooperation, Assertion, Respect/Responsibility, Empathy, and Self Control) and Middle/High School G.R.I.T (Gratitude, Resiliency, Intentionality, and Tenacity) philosophy is implemented to help students reach their academic potential, as well as be productive “citizens” at school.

Open Positions for 2021-2022 (click below for full position descriptions):

Upper Elementary Teacher

K-5 Special Education Paraprofessional 

K-2 Paraprofessional 

Middle School English Language Arts

Middle School Math Teacher 

Middle/High School Special Education Teacher 

Substitute Teaching:

Caurus Academy truly values substitute teachers and their commitment to students. If you are interested in becoming a substitute teacher, please send your resume and cover letter to Priscilla Cruz at

Substitute Teaching Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card
  • One hour training course