Will I receive a list of schools to apply to?
Each of our campuses has partnerships with schools in their community. Your Relay campus will coordinate interviews for you based on school need, your certification area eligibility, and preferences that both you and the schools have shared with the Relay campus.
What is the time frame for interviewing with schools and securing a placement?
The timeline for interviewing and securing a residency placement varies by campus and school partner. As you can imagine, schools have a number of variables affecting their hiring timeline, including expected vacancies, projected student enrollment, and finalized budgets. To that end, some schools are ready to interview as early as November while others need considerably more time and may not expect to interview or hire residents until late spring. For this reason, between the time you are accepted as a residency candidate and the time you are interviewing with a school, we ask that you be patient and prepared so that you are ready when it is time to interview. Relay’s school partners believe in the positive impact of the residency and they are eager to meet and hire residency candidates like you who have the potential to become strong lead teachers in their school community.
What areas of the city are the schools located in?
Most of our campuses have multiple partnerships in their city. While we know that you are eager to know exactly which part of a city you may be placed in, we strongly encourage you to be open and flexible with your placement location with the understanding that we are partnering with schools that have the highest need to add more talented teachers to their school community.
How will interviews work if I currently live outside of the region where I am placed?
Our school partners understand that residency candidates may currently live all across the country. We have asked our school partners to reimburse residents for their travel to their interviews and in most cases, they have agreed to do that. If you have a concern about reimbursement for interview travel, please let us know well in advance of your interview and we will work with you to address the issue and alleviate any concerns.