Black Forest Academy provides a quality, international Christian education that equips its students to influence their world through biblical thought, character, and action. TEAM is one of Black Forest Academy’s sponsoring organizations. For more about BFA, go to their website: http://bfacademy.com/.
BFA provides an English language education for grades 4-12. Grades 1-3 are part of a bilingual school, Christliche Schule Kandern. BFA serves the children of international Christian workers and international business families who want a North American curriculum that incorporates a Christian worldview. BFA has an enrollment of approximately 310 students, about 50% of the 7th-12th grade students are residents in the boarding program.
BFA’s commitment to quality, international, Christian education means that BFA is a great place to grow through service. BFA is seeking men and women who are passionate about missional Christian education, who will serve as models to students of what it means to follow Christ. Prayerfully consider how God may want to use you to be involved in global missions at Black Forest Academy. It’s not just a job; it’s an opportunity to change lives.
The purpose of a BFA high school teacher is to provide a quality, Christian, international education for high school students in grades 9-12.
Sample Class Selection: (Not necessarily representative of current openings.)
This is an introductory course on physics and chemistry. Through this course, students explore the laws that govern the physical universe and gain an appreciation for God’s design.
- Topics in physics include: motion and force, work and energy, heat, waves, and electricity.
- Topics in chemistry include: matter atomic structure, the periodic table, chemical bonds, and compounds.
Physics is the foundational science. It is the study of the physical world and seeks to understand not only the phenomena we see in everyday life but also the phenomena in the cosmos and in the atomic and subatomic world. This course emphasizes the conceptual aspects of physics. Equations are introduced as needed to enhance understanding. Students study the laws and principles that govern how matter and energy interact. Topics include: motion, work, energy, waves, sound, light, electricity, and magnetism. Laboratory work expands the understanding of concepts and develops skill in using instruments and analyzing data.
Anatomy and Physiology
This course is designed to provide both an overview of human anatomy and physiology as well as an opportunity to explore the different medical careers and advances in medical practice and technology. The course content will cover all of the main human body systems including the Skeletal, Muscular, Integumentary, Cardiovascular, Lymphoid, Nervous, Endocrine, Respiratory, Digestive, Excretory, Immune and Reproductive systems. Additional topics that will be explored throughout the course include medical careers, medical procedures, First Aid and CPR, cancer and cancer prevention, medical terminology, ethics in medicine, and current events and issues pertinent to the medical field.
Interested applicants should browse current job openings on BFA’s website and fill out a pre-application online. At the same time, it’s a good idea to fill out a preliminary application with TEAM because all BFA staff members come through an international mission organization. As such, each staff member must provide his or her own financial support through donations (usually tax-deductible) from churches, family, friends, or personal savings.
TEAM and BFA prefer that applicants commit to a two-year minimum stint. It takes a certain amount of time to adjust to living and working in a new setting, doubly so in a foreign culture. In cases of dire need, the school might give its okay for a one-year commitment.
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