Bureau of Jewish Education/Pay it Forward

The Bureau of Jewish Education's, Hebrew High of Greater Phoenix, is a well-established Valley institution, providing positive Jewish experiences for Valley teens for over 40 years. It is an academic as well as social experience designed specifically to meet developmental needs of adolescents.

Location: Scottsdale, Arizona

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Hebrew for Credit Curriculum Enhancement

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Hebrew High of Greater Phoenix, a program of the Bureau of Jewish Education, administers the only Hebrew for Credit program with AdvancED accreditation in the state of Arizona. The BJE has provided this important program to teens in the Valley since 1977. Language Credits earned at Hebrew High are transferrable to all high schools for foreign language credit.

The proposal for Curriculum Enhancement will offer specific curriculum training for teachers working with our Hebrew program. A major emphasis in school accreditation is to demonstrate continuous improvement. Every five years our program must undergo a thorough examination by outside evaluators, this proposed ‘curriculum enhancement’ program will be instrumental in achieving our goals.

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What is the mission and purpose of this program?

Hebrew for Credit, taught in the context of a Jewish school, provides our teens a unique and special opportunity to strengthen ones Jewish identity through language, culture, land and peoplehood. Students learn Hebrew not only to satisfy their high school language requirement, but to further develop their Jewish identities and Jewish friendships. Teens both affiliated and unaffiliated, from Orthodox, Conservative and Reform congregations come together to learn and build a special bond while learning Hebrew and strengthening their connection to Israel.

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Program Description

The Hebrew for Credit Curriculum Enhancement proposal will encompass a full year of teacher evaluation and training. Under the guidance of a curriculum specialist, teachers will be observed and assessed. They will create goals and outcomes, and create a curriculum map based on goals. Both teachers and students will benefit, for when ones curriculum is strengthened, the learning is more straightforward and purposeful.

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Demonstrated Need

The need for continuous improvement is important in every school. Funding for the Curriculum Enhancement program is needed at this time as we seek to renew our accreditation, allowing us to operate. We plan to implement the ‘curriculum enhancement’ process during the 2018-19 school year, which in turn will adequately prepare our teachers for the accreditation renewal the following school year.

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Program Accomplishments

Hebrew Credit has been offered at Hebrew High for more than 40 years. We currently run classes at three campuses; Scottsdale, Chandler and Glendale. Each year 20-35 teens are enrolled in our Hebrew classes. With a 40 years history, you can imagine the hundreds of teens that have taken Hebrew for Credit. Achieving our AdvancED accreditation in 2015 was a great accomplishment validating the work we do.

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How do you measure the success of your program?

The success of our Hebrew for Credit program is well documented. As noted in the above section, we are proud of our accomplishments, but at the same time we are committed to continued improvement. This is how we earn the confidence of our clientele, who continue to enroll teens in our Hebrew for Credit program. The learning and camaraderie among our Jewish teens is our greatest success.

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Hebrew for Credit Curriculum Enhancement

About

Hebrew High of Greater Phoenix, a program of the Bureau of Jewish Education, administers the only Hebrew for Credit program with AdvancED accreditation in the state of Arizona. The BJE has provided this important program to teens in the Valley since 1977. Language Credits earned at Hebrew High are transferrable to all high schools for foreign language credit.

The proposal for Curriculum Enhancement will offer specific curriculum training for teachers working with our Hebrew program. A major emphasis in school accreditation is to demonstrate continuous improvement. Every five years our program must undergo a thorough examination by outside evaluators, this proposed ‘curriculum enhancement’ program will be instrumental in achieving our goals.

Back to Top

What is the mission and purpose of this program?

Hebrew for Credit, taught in the context of a Jewish school, provides our teens a unique and special opportunity to strengthen ones Jewish identity through language, culture, land and peoplehood. Students learn Hebrew not only to satisfy their high school language requirement, but to further develop their Jewish identities and Jewish friendships. Teens both affiliated and unaffiliated, from Orthodox, Conservative and Reform congregations come together to learn and build a special bond while learning Hebrew and strengthening their connection to Israel.

Back to Top

Program Description

The Hebrew for Credit Curriculum Enhancement proposal will encompass a full year of teacher evaluation and training. Under the guidance of a curriculum specialist, teachers will be observed and assessed. They will create goals and outcomes, and create a curriculum map based on goals. Both teachers and students will benefit, for when ones curriculum is strengthened, the learning is more straightforward and purposeful.

Back to Top

Demonstrated Need

The need for continuous improvement is important in every school. Funding for the Curriculum Enhancement program is needed at this time as we seek to renew our accreditation, allowing us to operate. We plan to implement the ‘curriculum enhancement’ process during the 2018-19 school year, which in turn will adequately prepare our teachers for the accreditation renewal the following school year.

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Program Accomplishments

Hebrew Credit has been offered at Hebrew High for more than 40 years. We currently run classes at three campuses; Scottsdale, Chandler and Glendale. Each year 20-35 teens are enrolled in our Hebrew classes. With a 40 years history, you can imagine the hundreds of teens that have taken Hebrew for Credit. Achieving our AdvancED accreditation in 2015 was a great accomplishment validating the work we do.

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How do you measure the success of your program?

The success of our Hebrew for Credit program is well documented. As noted in the above section, we are proud of our accomplishments, but at the same time we are committed to continued improvement. This is how we earn the confidence of our clientele, who continue to enroll teens in our Hebrew for Credit program. The learning and camaraderie among our Jewish teens is our greatest success.

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