by Laurie Majcher, Makarios Principal
We have our PEC!!!!
Well, the exclamation points should give it away that you should be very excited about this!!!!! The PEC is a document that is the Makarios School on paper: past, present and future. We need it in order to pursue our accreditation so that our students can graduate with a high school diploma from the Makarios School.
When Mak first started we didn't think we would need to go through this process, but as we have since learned, it is necessary for the benefit of our students. There are still other requirements to consider and we are working on them. And other than a few minor errors (like having 3-year old kids listed as teachers), we are done with this crucial step in the process to being legit in the eyes of the Dominican Ministry of Education. Being legit. By the Dominican Ministry of Education.
'By the Dominican Ministry of Education' is a crucial part of the sentence. We ARE legit. Our students attend when they really don't have to. They abide by our rules generally. The parents trust us. Makarios has a good name in the communities where we serve. We are invited to events. (I was even on TV for a basketball court dedication in Pancho Mateo.)
There is a value for the work that is being done in the students' lives. Legit? Oh, we are legit, alright. But, having said all that, it will be nice to have our Dominican accreditation and truly be all legitimate in the eyes of the Dominican Ministry of Education.
Dominican Ministry of Education, we present to you our PEC!!(!!!)
This month the Dominican Ministry of Education will visit our school and give us suggestions for improvements so that we can proceed through the steps towards accreditation. How exciting if we could start 2016-2017 as an officially accredited, Dominican, private school. Please pray with us to this end. We will keep you posted on our 'legit' status.
This month we will be highlighting the various aspects of partnership, a key element in the mission of Makarios to love, educate and empower. Partnership, at its core, is about relationship, and Makarios strives to have a healthy, gospel reflective partnership that functions excellently within the parameters of the country in which we serve, the Dominican Republic. Establishing Colegio Makarios as a school recognized by the government of the Dominican Republic is one way that Makarios is striving to create sustainable partnership. In addition, partnership is an umbrella over every single area in which we work: groups, school, health, outreach, sponsorships, communities, etc. To find out more about how you can partner with Makarios, click here.