For Immediate Release
November 14, 2017.
Sela PCS Ranked as a Top Performing School by DC Charter School Board
Sela Earns Tier 1 Status a Second Year
Sela Public Charter School in Washington DC has been ranked a Tier 1 top performing school by the DC Public Charter School Board (DC PCSB) for the second consecutive year.
Sela PCS is part of the Hebrew Public network of schools that manages three New York City Hebrew-English schools and supports six affiliate schools across the country.
Each year, the DC PCSB issues a School Quality Report, which evaluates the city’s 118 charter schools to determine if they are meeting citywide standards. Schools are assessed based on a list of factors including: English and math achievement, year-to-year growth, and school culture, as measured by attendance and re-enrollment rates. The schools are then graded and categorized into three tiers, with Tier 1 meeting highest performance standards.
“We are extremely proud of Sela for once again earning Tier 1 status among DC public charter schools,” Jon Rosenberg, president and CEO of Hebrew Public said. “Receiving this recognition for the second year in a row is a strong validation of their work and commitment to their mission.”
Founded in 2013, Sela PCS is the first Hebrew Language immersion public charter school in the District of Columbia. The school currently serves over 200 students from pre-K to fourth grade and is founded on the commitment that all students have access to a strong education that assures high levels of academic excellence in a diverse, nurturing environment.
Hebrew Public is leading a national movement of exceptional, diverse public charter schools that teach Modern Hebrew to children of all backgrounds and prepare them to be successful global citizens. The network includes schools in Brooklyn, Harlem, New Jersey, Washington, DC, San Diego, Los Angeles, and Minneapolis.
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