In the 2019/2020 academic year, 278 full-fledged and 20 associate educational institutions participate in the Every Student Will Be a Winner Program. Each school can apply to join the network after completing a form and agreeing to follow the philosophy and ethical principles of the Program. Participation in the network and the “Every Student Will Be a Winner” program is extremely voluntary and is based on adhering to common principles and achieving a common cause: applying the model we have jointly created for each child’s success. At the same time, it is important for us that the participation of each school is not formal, because the network would exist and make sense only with the active participation of its members. It is also important for us that schools in the network apply the model (applying all or most of its elements: intercultural education, functioning of a parent club, functioning of an active Student Council / Parliament, mentoring students , setting up a meeting, support for the teaching team). We accept that for schools that do not apply any of the model elements and have not attended any of the principals meeting (which are also part of the principles and criteria for participating in the Network), the model does not provide the necessary support and resources to address the problems of students at risk of dropping out and it makes no sense to
be part of the network. Thus, they would be able to enter the currently awaiting schools and implement the model. New schools may be included in the Program as associate or full-fledged, at the discretion of the respective Regional Coordinator and if possible to be included.
The capacity of the network is currently around 300 schools, with the list updated at the end of each school year. Each school may be associated only one school year, after which it may either remain on the network as a full-fledged member or withdraw from the Network.
It is important to note the increasing interest of Vocational High Schools, where the percentage of Roma students is small, but the desire of pedagogical teams to increase their motivation to complete their secondary vocational education and further education is higher.
In the 2019/2020 academic year, 13 new associate schools joined the Every Student Will Be a Winner Network, and 18 others became full-fledged or joined the Network as such.
During the 2019/2020 academic year, 12 elementary schools, 165 primary schools, 23 unitied schools, 54 high schools and 41 vocational high schools and 3 other educational institutions participate in the Program as full and associate schools.