DepEd implements ‘Open high school’ in Or. Mindoro’s top public school
POSTED: Monday, September 1st, 2014
CALAPAN CITY – An alternative delivery mode of study called as the Open High School Program, which are intended for those individuals who are still willing to go schooling but lack financial support, those that had been married so early and are now working, is now being implemented in Oriental Mindoro’s top public high school.
This program, designed by the Department of Education (DepEd) for out-of-school youth, is now on its third year of implementation at the Oriental Mindoro National High School (OMNHS) in this city, and is poised to expand even to other national high schools in the province in the hope of helping more OSYs undergo schooling.
Accordingly, the said unique study program was institutionalized as a regular DepEd here to help many individuals who are still willing to continue and finish their high school but have not been given the opportunity to do so. Part of this program is the modular approach by which a student will only come to school once a week and present an output done at home for a face-to-face interaction with their subject implementers.
During the first year of its implementation in high school level, 22 students had graduated and marched on stage. On the following year, an increase of one student took place.
To date, there are 28 students enrolled in the program and public school officials here are hoping the possibility of having an increase of graduates in this program in the coming years and surpass the previous years’ graduates. (By JUANCHO R. MAHUSAY)