K-12 School / Home Schooling

K-12 School

What is the K to 12 Program?

The K to 12 Program covers 13 years of basic education with the following key stages:
-Kindergarten to Grade 3
-Grades 4 to 6
-Grades 7 to 10 (Junior High School)
-Grades 11 and 12 (Senior High School)

Why are we now implementing 12 years of basic education?

-The Philippines is the last country in Asia and one of only three countries worldwide with a 10-year pre-university cycle (Angola and Djibouti are the other two).
-A 12-year program is found to be the best period for learning under basic education. It is also the recognized standard for students and professionals globally.

How will the current curriculum be affected by K to 12? What subjects will be added and removed?
-The current curriculum has been enhanced for K to 12 and now gives more focus to allow mastery of learning.
-For the new Senior High School grades (Grades 11 and 12), core subjects such as Mathematics, Science and Language will be strengthened. Specializations or tracks in students areas of interest will also be offered.
-Changes to specific subjects are detailed in the K to 12 Curriculum Guides.

Open High School [Home Schooling]

OHSP is an acronym for Open High School Program. It is an alternative mode of formal secondary education program run by the Bureau of Secondary Education (BSE) of the Department of Education (DepED) of the Republic of the Philippines. The program provides an opportunity for elementary school graduates, high school drop-outs and successful examinees of the Philippine Education Placement Test (PEPT) to complete secondary education in a purely distance learning mode. The program provides printed self-learning modules for students to use for their lessons and classroom activities. Holy Infant Academy is the pilot school for OHSP in Muntinlupa.

OHSP is intended for students who would otherwise be unable to pursue formal secondary education due the rigid requirement of regular class schedules. It is an alternative to attending regular classes but is not designed to be beneficial to all students. Most students may still learn best by attending the regular formal secondary education.