1.7K SHS students start alternative learning program at C. Luzon

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ALTERNATIVE LEARNING SYSTEM. Department of Education staff distribute the modules for students enrolled in the Alternative Learning System (ALS) in this undated photo. A total of 1,722 ESL students recently started their classes at 23 public high schools in central Luzon. (Photo courtesy of DepEd-3)

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – A total of 23 public high schools in central Luzon piloted the Alternative Learning System (ALS) with some 1,722 high school students (SHS) starting their courses.

Department of Education (DepEd) regional director May Eclar said in a social media post on Tuesday that schools opened the program through a blended learning system the last week of November.

Through the DepEd Order 13, 2019 series (Policy Guidelines on the Implementation of Enhanced Alternative Learning System 2.0), the ministry mandated the inclusion of the SHS level in the ALS program, which is equivalent to grades 11 and 12 in the system. formal education.

“This ensures that all ESL learners will be equipped with the skills required for employment, entrepreneurship, middle-level skills and higher education,” Eclar said.

Republic Law 11510 or the Alternative Learning System Law which was passed in December 2020, emphasized that passers of the Elementary Level Accreditation and Equivalency (A&E) test are qualified to enroll in college (JHS); Passers of the JHS level of the A&E test are qualified to enroll in high school (SHS) or certain technical and vocational education and training programs through the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA); and passers of the SHS level of the A&E test are qualified to enroll in higher education or technical and vocational education and training programs through TESDA.

“As a program inherited from the current administration, ALS is part of DepEd’s commitment to continue the education of out-of-school Filipino children in special circumstances, youth and adults (OSCYA) in the middle and beyond. beyond the Covid-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic, “Éclar said.

Educational institutions offering ESL-SHS in the region include Dipaculao National High School in Aurora; Bataan-SHS National High School; and the Technical Vocational High School of Guiguinto, the National High School of Iluminada, the National High School of Prenza and the National High School of San Rafael in Bulacan;

Bongabon National High School, Cabiao National High School, Dr. Ramon D. Santos National High School, Exequiel R. Lina National High School, General Tinio National High School, Nueva Ecija High School, Rizal National High School, San Ricardo National High School, Sta. Rosa National High School, Talabutab Norte National High School, Talavera National High School and Vega National High School in Nueva Ecija; San Matias National High School in Pampanga; Lycée National de Tarlac; and the National High School of Subic in Zambales. (ANP)


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