Travis Hill School at the Youth Study Center

All interested candidates should submit their application materials via our website.

The Schools, The Background


There are two Travis Hill Schools (Schools) in New Orleans.  One is located inside of the Youth Study Center (YSC), the detention facility for New Orleans teens who are being held pre-trial, and the other is located inside of the Orleans Justice Center (OJC), the pretrial detention facility for adults (and teens charged as adults).  We currently are looking for a generalist teacher to join our staff at the Orleans Justice Center.


The Travis Hill Schools are run by the Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings (CEEAS). CEEAS is a nonprofit organization devoted to improving schools in juvenile and criminal justice facilities across the nation.  The first Travis School opened in August 2016 at the Youth Study Center (YSC). In late August 2017, we opened the Travis Hill School at the Orleans Justice Center (OJC). Additional information about CEEAS and the Travis Hill Schools is available at our website, ,

The Schools. The Opportunity​


Approximately 40 students are detained at the YSC on a daily basis.  They range in age from 11 to 17 years old. All students attend our school located inside of the YSC.  Nearly 1,500 individuals are held at the OJC. We currently operate a full-time school for approximately 50 students between 17 and 21 years old, and are taking steps to increase the number of students we can serve there, by developing a Travis Hill School Tier and Learning Lab.


Nearly all the students have faced school failure--many did not attend school regularly when they were younger, most have been suspended or expelled at some point, nearly all of them are far behind their peers academically, and 30-40% of them have special education needs. Despite this, they all have hopes and dreams, skills and talents, and family and friends who care for them.


Our mission at Travis Hill is to create a transformative learning environment where students held at the YSC or OJC develop the academic and socio-emotional skills they need to become positive, contributing members of their community when they are released.

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Position Description​


This position is a part time teaching position for Physical Education and Health. The P.E./Health teacher will work as an independent W-9 contractor and not an employee of CEEAS.


Currently, we anticipate needing a teacher for one or two periods a day. Each period is between 45 and 60 minutes.

Primary Responsibilities of Contractor

As a P.E./health Teacher you will be expected to:

  • Maintain the established routines and procedures of the school while students are in PE/Health

  • Provide instruction to students on an individual or small-group basis, in line with agreed to standards and expectations

  • Provide grades and attendance in accordance with school policies

  • Assume responsibility for maintaining student behavior with assistance from support staff


  • We anticipate this position to run from December, 2018 through June of 2019

  • CEEAS will compensate Contractor at a rate of $25.00 per hour.

  • CEEAS will pay the Contractor monthly.

  • Contractor will keep time by signing in to the school's electronic system at the main desk. The electronic system and invoice will be used to make monthly payments to you.





CEEAS is an equal opportunity employer.  We believe that a diverse staff is a better staff.  Women and persons of color are encouraged to apply to work with us at the Travis Hill Schools.


For additional information about CEEAS and the Travis Hill Schools,
please visit our website at


Effective: November 6, 2018