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About us

Chinquapin Preparatory School is a private college-preparatory school for students in grades 6-12 located 20 miles east of downtown Houston. Chinquapin graduates have a remarkable record of college completion.

Our school’s unique mission provides students with 7 years of high-quality education through small class size and intense preparation. Since 1969, Chinquapin has prepared economically and academically disadvantaged students from the greater Houston area for college. 

This is a dream teaching opportunity: Highly motivated, talented, students who want to excel and most likely be the first in their family to graduate from college. All students are on scholarship. The school is supported by a $10 million endowment and a strong philanthropic base comprised of foundations, individuals and a supportive board of trustees. The following full-time teaching positions are now open for applications and letters of interest. Because we are small, we seek versatile educators who can lead activities and coach in addition to teaching full time.

How to Apply

Please direct and questions or inquires about open positions to our School Director. To apply for a position please send a cover letter and resume to her. We are happy to accept any additional materials you would like to have considered in addition to a resume and cover letter.

Dorothy Scrutchin, Ed.D.
Director of the School

(281) 426-5551 ext 122

Staff Openings

Staff Openings
  • Chef/Food Service Director
  • Secretary

Please send resume and letter of interest to Dorothy Scrutchin, Ed.D. at dscrutchin@chinquapin.org.

Faculty Openings

Click each position for the job description

Art Teacher
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    Chinquapin Art Teacher Job Description


    To ensure that the Chinquapin art program serves and enhances the school’s mission


    1. Bachelor’s Degree or higher in relevant field of study
    2. Ability to develop, organize and implement programs
    3. Teaching experienced preferred

    REPORTS TO:  School Director and Fine Arts Department Chair


    1. HS and MS art curriculum and courses
    2. Art competitions, field trips, workshops, showcases, etc.


    Program Planning

    1. Direct and manage campus arts program and facilities.
    2. Maintain an active program that promotes good art craftsmanship and student artistic and personal development.
    3. Plan necessary time, resources, and materials to support accomplishment of Fine Arts department goals.
    4. Ensure the growth of the art program and develop art opportunities when the need and interest arise.
    5. Coordinate the HS and MS art programs in collaboration with competitions and opportunities to ascertain programmatic needs to ensure quality and consistency of program
    6. Other duties as assigned by the School Director and or his/her designee.


    1. Prepare for and teach art for interscholastic Fine Arts competitions
    2. Arrange transportation, lodging, and meals for out-of-town art events
    3. Oversee process of cleaning, repairing, and storing all art equipment
    4. Coordinate the use of all art facilities.
    5. Plan, organize, and supervise all art awards programs with Fine Arts Department


    Budget and Inventory

    1. Update the art budget and ensure that programs are cost effective and that funds are managed prudently
    2. Compile budgets and cost estimates based on documented program needs
    3. Maintain a current inventory of supplies and equipment and recommend disposal and replacement of equipment when necessary


    Faculty Member Responsibility

    1. Attend educational conferences, workshops, and meetings related to professional growth and job performance
    2. Prepare board, administrative, and staff reports in a timely and professional manner when requested
    3. Ensure all operations within responsibilities contribute to District and department goals
    4. Participate in general Fine Arts department meetings and activities
    5. Work in harmony with supervisory, faculty, and peer personnel
    6. Use professional information discreetly and judiciously
    7. Represent the school to the community in a positive and professional way
    8. Maintain a sincere, friendly attitude toward patrons
    9. Remain available for substitution roles
    10. Work with the Parent Association to develop programs for the Fine Arts department


    Each staff member shall maintain proper safety and security protocols at all times to ensure safety is the top priority.

    Each staff member shall serve as a role model for students in how to conduct themselves as citizens and as responsible, intelligent human beings. Each staff member has the responsibility to support the mission and advance the vision of Chinquapin Preparatory School.


Chinquapin Prep is accredited by TAAPS

Contact Info

2615 E. Wallisville Rd.
Highlands, TX 77562

(281) 426-5551

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