Homeschooling is legal in the Philippines.
The Philippine Constitution, Article XIV, Section 1(2) states that the country will “Establish and maintain a system of free
public education in the elementary and high school levels. Without limiting the natural right of parents to rear their children”
Under the last phrase, “Without limiting the natural right of parents to rear their children,” religious groups, mission boards,
and families can branch off from public education to create their own private education.
However, the Constitution also provides under Section 4 (1) that “the State recognizes the complementary roles of public and
private institutions in the education system and shall exercise reasonable supervision and regulation of all education
institutions.” Further, the Department of Education (DepEd) Memo no. 216 s. 1997 entitled “Home Education Program” states
that if a homeschooled student wants to transfer into a conventional school, he or she must first be accredited by the DepEd.
In California U, Home School has two ways: the Regular Home School (RHS) and Blended Home School (BHS). We recommend
that first-time homeschoolers take the BHS, blended home school gives lesson plans, quarterly exams, and students may
attend a scheduled conventional class.
Basically, in BHS, is that you will get DepEd accreditation because your child has gone with the quarterly exams and were tied
up with a DepEd recognized school, that's why your child will get DepEd accreditation.
Now there is RHS. Thats for some children who are more fit with a less structured environment. Lesson plans will be provided,
so as the quarterly exams, but only as a resource. Your child need not even take them and you dont even have to submit any
quarterly grades. What happens is that you will be free to explore and take other options. What we will do is provide the
environment of homeschooling with activities and support you and guide you so that you will take your child at the end of the
year to the Department of Education office and take a validation exam.
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