The homeschooling alternative: Homeschooling in the Philippines

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  1. Bea villar says:

    Hi!im mrs.bea villar.ive chosen to unschool our son since he just wasnt absorbing any of the lessons in school nd school just became a chore.i knew it was time to take him out of school.i dont ever want him to think that learning is boring.he last attended school whn he was 11 now he’s 15.he’s thinking of going bac to a regular school because he’s into basketball and want to join a varsity.i was wondering if you have heard of deped placement test?and will this help my son transition back to a regular school?

    • admin says:

      Hello, Mrs. Villar. I tip my hat to you for taking on the responsibility of educating your son. As for the DepEd placement test, I’m afraid I am not the authority on that one. The DepEd website has information about the Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT) . According to the latest information on the DepEd site, registration for this year’s PEPT starts in August 2015 and the tests will be conducted on November 15, 2015 (Luzon) and November 22, 2015 (Visayas and Mindanao). The Philippine homeschooling community often mentions the Philippine Validating Test but I don’t see any reference to it on the DepEd website. Perhaps it is the same as the PEPT, or I’m horrible at Googling. Your best recourse is to contact the National Education Testing and Research Center (NETRC) as they would know which type of exam your son will need to take and the requirements that must be submitted. Good luck!

      National Education Testing and Research Center (NETRC)
      2/F Mabini Bldg., DepEd Complex, Meralco Ave., Pasig City
      (02) 631-6921 | 631-2589 | 631-2571 | 631-2591
      Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm

  2. Christine says:

    thanks for mentioning my site on your informative blog about homeschooling đŸ™‚

    • admin says:

      Thanks and you’re welcome. I love your site! It’s helped me tremendously with regards to homeschooling-related decisions.

  3. Jen says:

    Good Day!

    what are the requirements for parents who want to homeschool their own children themselves? just like what i have seen on tv.

  4. Marie says:

    Hi! I am currently homeschooling my preschooler independently. Do you know of a group of independent homeschoolers? I would love to join on so we could share tips and stories.

  5. Lizette Choa says:

    Hi! I am Lizette Choa. I just want to ask if parents who homeschool their kids are interested in letting their kids learn second language, e.g. mandarin? thank you very much!

    • admin says:

      Hi, Lizette. Because homeschooling allows both the parents and their children to devote more time to varied pursuits, I’d surmise that many homeschooling families have, at the very least, considered second language instruction. And I can’t think of a more useful second language to learn than Mandarin.

  6. Pet says:

    Hi, we are planning to homeschool our kids here in the UAE under an accredited program in the Philiippines. They are from regular schools back home at grades 3 and 5 lasT school year. My questions are: a) Is there an online accredited assessment system where they can be asessed in the UAE rather than going back home? b) When does home school year in the Philippines start? and c) what are the requirements for enroling kids in a program. Thanks for thre help

    • admin says:

      Hi, Pet. I’ll try to answer to the best of my knowledge: (a.) I’m not getting a clear understanding of the “online accredited assessment system” that you’re referring to. If your kids completed grades 3 and 5 in the Philippines, and you plan to homeschool them in the UAE through an accredited PH-based homeschool agency, then you don’t need to have their previous/last education accredited. All you have to present is their Form 137 (report card)/Form 138 (pupil’s permanent record) and fill out an application form provided by your intended school. On the other hand, if you are referring to an online system for accreditation/equivalency assessment for enrollment in PH schools, then there is no such thing. All accreditation/equivalency/validation tests are conducted/taken onsite in the Philippines only. (b.) the school-year starts in June in the Philippines, although a few schools have started adopting an international academic calendar, which means starting the school-year in August. (c.) requirements for enrolling kids in a PH-based homeschool program vary by school, but generally they include the report card, birth certificate, and application form. I suggest you contact the schools themselves and inquire. Here’s an updated list of accredited homeschool providers in the Philippines from homeschooling Mommy Chris. Good luck!

  7. Aravella says:

    Hello this is the Mother of my child,can I ask if how’s the process of alternative homeschooling ….. Because she stop for 1 year in high school….

    • admin says:

      Hello. If you are considering homeschooling for your daughter in order for her to catch up, I suggest you start as soon as possible. You can research the Internet for DepEd-accredited homeschool providers, or you can “unschool” her, i.e. teach her at home without the benefit of enrolling in a homeschool provider. Either way, her “alternative education” will need to be accredited by DepEd through the Accreditation and Equivalency Exams.

  8. jaky says:

    Hello! Good Evening! I just want to ask if my daughter is still available for enrolling this month in a homeschool for a highschool student? Because she also stopped recently due to her asthma. Hope you reply back.

  9. gemma ronda says:

    Hi gud day!just wanna ask if you are open for enrolling this month for grade 10,and what is your requirements for enrolling…hoping for your reply..thanks

    • admin says:

      I suggest you contact Peniel Integrated Christian Academy of Rizal at 6827941/ 09361821391 or thru FB/FB messenger @PenielIntegratedChristianAcademy They are very responsive to messages.

  10. Jeanneth vitug says:

    Hi i want to know of accredited home school for k12 near marikina area my son is in level 12 and he wants to drop out can you suggest dep ed accredited home school provider that are affordable also

    • admin says:

      Please don’t let your dear son drop out of school. I highly recommend Peniel Integrated Christian Academy of Rizal in Cainta where my son is enrolled. They are DepEd accredited and offer reasonable tuition rates. You can message them on Facebook: Peniel Integrated Christian Academy of Rizal Inc. or call up 6827941/ 09361821391. They are very responsible to inquiries.

  11. Ker says:

    Gud day po admin, I just want to ask if you have an idea what subjects are included in PVT? Specialy in home schooling they don’t have Filipino and Makabayan subject. So if that two subject are included so sad for them.

    • admin says:

      Hi, Ker. Please read this blog post from Teach With Joy regarding the Philippine Validating Test (PVT). According to the said post:

      “Subjects of validation tests are Science, English, Math, Filipino, and Araling Panlipunan (for Grade 1 & 2, no Science)
      Filipino and Araling Panlipunan are given in Filipino (Tagalog), all else are in English
      To pass validation level, child cannot fail 2 or more subjects; passing mark is 75%
      Cost of PVT is P100 per level per child Results of PVT are given about 1 month after, depending on discretion of DepEd NETRC (so pls ask to clarify).”

  12. Diane says:

    Hello there! I want to unschool my son, he is a grade 5 student, he was bullied and he is afraid of his teacher/adviser. Is homeschooling be the best alternative for this?

    • admin says:

      I suggest you talk to your son about it. Some parents choose to homeschool to remove a child from an excessive bullying environment.

  13. cheryl says:

    Good day admin. I am residing here in italy.I wanted to ask if there is a possibiity that i can enrol my daughter in home school,Grade 9..

    • admin says:

      Hello. You can start homeschooling your child any day that your child and you are ready. I suggest you contact the homeschool providers personally to find out their requirements.

  14. AJ says:

    Hi just wanna ask something are these schools avail home schools in nueva ecija . I hope you reply . Thank you

  15. Snow says:

    Hello, i’m very dissatisfied with my school. I’m currently in the 9th grade here in Cavite. I feel like my school is only hindering me from reaching my full potential. I really think that home school is the best way to get my education. I’m not really learning anything in my school. I want to convert to home schooling but we’re currently having financial trouble. What do I do?

    • admin says:

      You’ll have to speak to your parents about it and see if you can come up with a workable plan that satisfies all parties concerned. Home schooling can be cheap if you DIY, i.e. choose not to enroll in a home school provider. Remember that you will still need to pass the ALS Accreditation & Equivalency Test or Philippine Educational Placement Test, whichever case may apply to you.

  16. Marilyn Asia says:

    Hi i would like to apply my son for home school programs. He has a depression due to his condition. He had retinal detachment and went through operations. He don’t want to go to school because he thought that he will no longer have any opportunities and no future at all. I talked to him sincerely and he told me that he’ll try to go to public schools.. but only after 3 weeks he started to pretend to go to school though he’s not. His teacher already informed me about it and I would like to home school him. He is 15 years old and I’m really concerned about him. I hope you could help me out. We are from Navotas City. Thank you.

    • admin says:

      I suggest that you homeschool him. The blog post has listed several accredited home school providers in the Philippines. Each provider may have their own set of requirements. Please contact them for guidance. Good luck.

  17. Haydee says:

    Hello! I have a son who in in autism spectrum disorder -high functioning. I am planning to homeschool him. he is interested in finishing schooling however due to some fears which started 2 months ago sometimes he exhibits tantrum episodes that disrupts other students. By the way he is in a regular school and belongs to the star section ( equivalent to a higher level than a regular grade 6 class). Do they offer homeschooling even at this months? Since we know that most starts in the month of june? I am a working mommy but i have my mom who is a retired teacher to help me. Thanks..

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