Darca’s expert pedagogical staff has been working tirelessly in the months leading up, ensuring our standards of excellence will continue into the new year. These standards are what have elevated Darca to be the leading network of schools for the third year in a row, according to data published by the Ministry of Education for the 2017/18 school year. This data ranks Darca first in university matriculation eligibility rates with 88%, ranks Darca first in students obtaining their 5-credit English matriculation certificates and the data shows we have achieved the lowest dropout rates. I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your generous support, without which none of these remarkable accomplishments could have been reached.
As a reflection of these unprecedented results, Israel’s prominent newspaper Yediot Ahronot ran a special feature exclusively focused on Darca’s Maxim Levy High School in Lod. The article deep-dives into how it went from being a “Red School” with about a 40% university matriculation eligibility rate to being ranked among the nation’s leading educational institutions with a 93% rate. Darca’s instrumental role in leading the school through this remarkable transformation is clearly evident. Students are quoted explaining how Darca’s way gave them a voice, made them feel significant and cared for, providing the simple but invaluable spark for positive change.
We trust you will enjoy reading this article, and be proud to experience Darca’s influence in the words of students and school principals themselves. As Lichi Saban, a twelfth grade graduate said, “Suddenly there was an adult who believes you can ace it. I had never received a certificate of merit from school, neither for scholastic nor for behavioral achievements. The first time I was acknowledged was here, at the end of the first semester of eleventh grade. And you know for what? For ‘Improvement Excellence.’”
Darca’s way starts with ensuring each student feels believed in, and then supporting schools in a multitude of specifically-tailored ways. We hope you enjoy reading the article, and want to express our deepest gratitude for your support strengthening education in Israel’s geosocial periphery.
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