Briefer prepared by the Department of Education, November 2, 2010
Salient Points on the Enhanced K+12 Basic Education Program
What is K+12?
* K+12 means Kindergarten and the 12 years of elementary and secondary education.
Kindergarten refers to the 5-year old cohort that takes a standardized kinder curriculum.
Elementary education refers to primary schooling that involves six or seven years of education
Secondary education refers to high school.
How are we planning to implement the K+12 program?
After considering various proposals and studies, the model that is currently being proposed by DepEd is the K-6-4-2 Model. This model involves Kindergarten, six years of elementary education, four years of junior high school (Grades 7 to 10) and two years of senior high school (Grades 11 to 12). The two years of senior high school intend to provide time for students to consolidate acquired academic skills and competencies.
Features of K 6-4-2
(1) Kindergarten and 12 years of quality basic education is a right of every Filipino, therefore they must be and will be provided by government and will be free.
(2) Those who go through the 12 years cycle will get an elementary diploma (6 years), a junior high school diploma (4 years), and a senior high school diploma (2 years).
(3) A full 12 years of basic education will eventually be required for entry into tertiary level education (entering freshmen by SY 2018-2019 or seven years from now).
* An open and consultative process will be adopted in the development and implementation of K+12.
* Change is two-fold: (a) curriculum enhancement and (b) transition management.
What is Senior High School?
* 2 years of in-depth specialization for students depending on the occupation/career track they wish to pursue
* Skills and competencies relevant to the job market
* The 2 years of senior HS intend to provide time for students to consolidate acquired... [continues]
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