A Full School is regular state or state-religious elementary school where – thanks to a multi-level intervention that touches on principal, teachers, students and parents – every child receives the educational, social and emotional support that he or she needs to develop and progress.
The Full School model evolved from the Enriched School Day program which Rashi launched in 1994 in order to give intensive help to a small group of children per school (originally, children from immigrant families). The Full School model is introduced in schools included in the government's Long School Day legislation, and makes the most of the extra school hours by promoting results-oriented teaching and a calm and productive school atmosphere.
In a Full School, the entire management and teaching staff of the school is recruited to helping each child realize his potential. Instead of a day divided between "real school" and "after school" activities, the whole stretch of the day until late afternoon is considered as one learning unit, with the enrichment programs supplementing the formal lessons.
The Full School model provides the child, especially at-risk children from distressed backgrounds, a comprehensive response for improving their achievements and instilling a sense of their capability and social leadership.
The model was implemented in several formats at an ever-increasing scope, leading in 2010 to the initiation of Revadim – a nationwide support network for elementary schools.