Schools funded by Hebrew Public agree to implement all of the following essential elements of our school design. These elements are critical to our mission of growing the national Hebrew language charter school movement, as well as to our commitment to creating and supporting academic excellence in our charter schools.
- Academic Excellence: Create an academically excellent instructional program for all students by leveraging the best practices of the workshop model, differentiated instruction, and team teaching.
- Hebrew Language Instruction: Provide immersive Hebrew language instruction every day and to all students.
- Culture and History of Israel and its Immigrant Communities: Integrate the Culture and History of Israel and its Immigrant Communities into the overall curriculum to better teach Hebrew language and culture.
- Diversity: Serve the full range of students in their communities.
- Service Learning: Make service learning and community service a central element of the educational program to help students internalize the values of social responsibility and understanding of diverse cultures.
- Relational Capacity: All Hebrew-Public-funded schools must exhibit a strong “relational capacity” to work with Hebrew Public, in that they share a common vision for Hebrew language charter schools with Hebrew Public and other schools in the Hebrew Public network. Hebrew Public expects that its grantees, once authorized, represent themselves as being Hebrew Public network schools.
- Shared Ownership: Hebrew Public schools will work in partnership with Hebrew Public to plan, start, and run their schools. Schools will take ownership for their charter process and help identify and cultivate funding partners to help make the school sustainable.