K to 12 Programs

K to 12 (DepEd) TECH-VOC:

  • Shielded Metal Arc Wielding NC1
  • Shielded Metal Arc Wielding NC2

CAAP Approved Programs:

  • Aircraft Maintenance Technology
  • Aviation Electronics Technology
  • Aviation Specialized Program

The K to 12 Program covers 13 years of basic education with the following key stages:

  • Kindergarten to Grade 3
  • Grade 4 to 6
  • Grade 7 to 10 (Junior High School)
  • Grade 11 to 12 (Senior High School)

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Why are we now implementing 12 years of basic education?

The Philippines is the last country in Asia and one of the 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 the basic education. It is also the recognized standard for the students and professionals globally.

Is SHS really necessary? Must I go to SHS?

Yes, according to the law. Beginning SY 2016-2017, you must go through Grades 11 and 12 to graduate from High School.

Will the additional two years of High School mean additional expenses?

Not necessarily. Senior High School “completes” the basic education by making sure that the high school graduate is equipped for work, entrepreneurship, or higher education. This is a step up from the 10-year cycle where high school students still need further education (and expenses) to be ready for the world. SHS will be offered free in public high schools and there will be a voucher program in place for public junior high school completers as well as ESC beneficiaries of private high schools should they choose to take SHS in private institutions. This means that the burden of expenses for the additional two years need not to be completely shouldered by parents.

If I choose not to go to SHS, what happens to me?

You will be a Grade 10 completer, but not a high school graduate. Elementary graduates are those who finish Grade 6; high school graduates must have finished Grade 12.

How will SHS affect my college education?

SHS, as part of the K to 12 Basic Curriculum, was developed in line with the curriculum of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) – the governing body for the college and university education in the Philippines. This ensures that by the time you graduate from Senior High School, you will have the standard knowledge skills, and competencies needed to go to college.

K to 12: Lifelong Learning for Inclusive growth

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K to 12: Curriculum addresses the requirementsof RA 10533 and covers a wide range of important areas and topics.

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What is the voucher Program?

– This program enables Grade 10 completers from public and private Junior High School (JHS) to enroll in a 1) private high school, 2) private university or college, 3) state or local university or college, or 4) technical-vocational school, which will offer the Senior High School program starting School Year 2016 – 2017.

  • Private Senior High School
  • Private University and College
  • Public University and College
  • TechVoc Schools

– Through the Voucher Program, students and their families are able to exercise greater choice in deciding the Senior High School Program that is most relevant to their needs and career goals. A certain amount will be subsidized by DepEd to private SHS offset the cost of tuition.

Who will benefit from the Voucher Program? Can I apply?

  • All JHS completers from public junior high schools are qualified to receive the full voucher values.
  • Private junior high school completers who are on Education Service Contrasting (ESC) grants will receive 80 % of the full voucher value.
  • JHS completers from private schools and non-DepEd schools can also apply for vouchers worth 80% of the full voucher value.Students will be notified of their eligibility prior to completing Grade 10. No monetary value is given to the student directly instead the subsidy is remitted to the Senior High School where he/she will enroll.

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 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 professional globally.

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