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As a teacher or staff member, you play a pivotal role in empowering students to become lifelong learners. California Online Public Schools provides a dynamic and fulfilling career path for those passionate about education, offering a variety of benefits and opportunities for growth.

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California Online Public Schools

California Online Public Schools is a unique, tuition-free online public school solution for TK–12 students. With 20 years of expertise in online learning, we know how to create a high-quality educational experience that keeps students motivated and engaged in a safe, virtual learning environment. Our exceptional teachers and staff deliver highly-engaging curriculum through our online school programs and tailor learning to each student’s unique needs.


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California Online Public Schools is proud to offer our employees excellent benefits, including healthcare, 401(k), paid leave, and more.

Careers FAQ

General Questions

California Online Public Schools serves as a new generation of immersive e-learning that challenges a one-size-fits-all approach for California’s diverse student population. Since 2004, our WASC-accredited, tuition-free, independent study schools guarantee students in grades TK–12 the highest quality education tailored to their individual needs.

California Online Public Schools offers competitive compensation with annual performance-based salary review. We offer comprehensive benefit plans (with great employee rates) to eligible employees. View the benefits above to view a full list of employee benefits available.

Teaching positions with California Online Public Schools require a valid teaching certificate from California and must be appropriate for the subject they are teaching.

Yes. Please be sure to verify the work location requirements for the position on the specific job posting.

California Online Public Schools provides comprehensive lesson plans online and in print, along with a number of exciting elective courses. The proven curriculum incorporates materials developed by leading educational institutions, as well as lessons and other resources developed by curriculum specialists. The curriculum for each public school is aligned to the state standards.

At the time of hire, new teachers take extensive training to learn all aspects of the technology tools and duties of their job. In addition, each school has developed their own mentor program in which new teachers are assigned a mentor for their first year.

Typically, California Online Public Schools employ teachers that live in California. Even if a teacher is home-based, they still report to the office for training and/or meetings either on a regular or ad hoc basis. Teachers must have a California teaching credential.

Teachers work a 10-month work schedule.

Not at this time. 

Teacher Compensation

Educator salaries are not built from a step scale. Salaries are calculated with a competitive base compensation with additional increases given based on degrees, years of experience and certifications! We believe in rewarding employees for their hard work and commitment to our goal—providing a top-notch education to our students.

Application Process
  • To start the application process, click on “View Openings” from the main careers page. Use the search feature to find the position that interests you. Click on the job title of the position to view the full job description. Click Apply Online at the bottom of the job description.
  • If you have not previously created an account, you will first be prompted to create a profile account. Immediately following the creation of your account, the application assessment questions will begin.
  • If you have an account, you will be prompted to enter your email address and password on the log in screen. This will take you directly to the assessment questions.
  • Once you have completed the assessment questions, your application will be sent directly to the Talent Acquisition Team for review with the Hiring Manager. If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted. You can log in to your account to view the status of all submitted applications.
If you receive a “Login Failed” message and you have previously created an account in the system, click on the link in the sentence that appears below the “Log In” button: “Can’t remember your password? Click here.” You can enter your e-mail address and then click the button that says “E-mail My Password” to have your password sent to the email address you provided when you created your account. The email will come from [email protected]; the subject line will read, “Your Account Details.” Please be sure to check your spam or junk folder inbox.
Yes! Most of our positions have different Hiring Managers; therefore, you must apply to EACH position in which you are interested. Once you have created an account, you can use your log-in information to apply to as many positions as you like. Simply review the job description and click the Apply Online link. If prompted, log in using the e-mail address and password you specified when you created your account. Be sure to click through to the end as some applications may require additional information that had not previously been required. Complete the application as thoroughly as possible to prevent any delays in processing.

Feel free to contact us at [email protected] about your interest and future opportunities.

Candidates must complete an online application through the job posting. In order to be considered for multiple positions, please submit a separate application for each position. The Talent Acquisition Team and Hiring Manager for each position is responsible for reviewing applications. Candidates that are selected for an interview will be contacted directly. Interviews may take place by phone or through a digital platform with HireVue®. Each Hiring Manager may have a different timeline for filling the opening. They are consistently reviewing applications as quickly as possible. All openings will remain posted until the position is filled.

This is a self-recorded digital interview, brought to you by HireVue®, that will allow you to give us insight into who you are beyond what is on paper. The interview is a webcam experience where you’ll have an opportunity to answer several questions so we can get to know you better. It will also give you a realistic preview of what it might be like to work here as we heavily rely on technology and communication in a virtual environment. This technology also allows you, as the candidate, to complete this stage of the interview process on your own time with what works best with your schedule.

Click “View Openings” on the left-side of the webpage. Click the View Submitted Applications tab to the left of the webpage. Log in to your account using your email address and password. The list will display all applications which you have submitted. Unfortunately, the system does not yet allow for the candidate to see which of these positions are filled or open. We hope to add this feature soon.
This message means that you have previously created an account. You have two options:
  1. Please follow the steps in the password access section above to retrieve your account password.
  2. Create a new account using a different email address. Please note that you will then have two accounts.
Candidates can edit or update their profile information by clicking “View openings” on the left-side of the webpage. Click the Edit Your Profile tab to the left of the webpage. Log in to your account using your email address and password. Make edits to your account information and save your change.
When your application is submitted, you will receive a confirmation email with the subject line “Thank You”. Please note: you may still receive this automatic email notification if your internet connection was interrupted or if you closed the webpage for any reason during the application process.
Each Hiring Manager may have a different timeline for filling the opening. The Talent Acquisition Team is consistently reviewing applications as quickly as possible. All openings will remain posted until the position is filled. Candidates will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.
The system does not support special characters (i.e. $, %, *). If you receive the “Validation error” message, this is most likely the reason. Please review your information to be sure a special character was not used in any of the fields or in the resume area.
No, you cannot edit an already submitted application. If you want to make any kind of changes to a position you have applied for, please return to the job posting and resubmit your application from the beginning. This will also apply if your internet connection was interrupted during the application process.

Not Reviewed — the default status
Reviewed — The Talent Acquisition Team and Hiring Manager have reviewed your application and will contact you if considered for an interview
Being Reviewed — under consideration
Phone Interviewed — a phone interview is being conducted
Digital Interview Requested — a digital interview request, through HireVue®, has been requested to be sent to the candidate
Digital Interview Complete — a digital interview has been emailed to the candidate through HireVue®
Second Round Interview — a second-round interview was/will be conducted
Hired — candidate is hired for the position

The Talent Acquisition Team regularly reviews candidates and you may be considered for future opportunities.

All qualified applicants shall receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation. View the California Online Public Schools Nondiscrimination Policy for more information.