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Group 1Students Rights
Right to EnrollBy: Cristina Marie M. Juanzo
A. General Principles and Exceptions
Every student has the right to enroll in any private school upon meeting its specific standards and reasonable regulations as well as the requirements prescribed by law or regulation.
Section 117, 2010 Revised Manual of Regulations for Private School in Basic Education
For example:Admission Policies in DLSAU Basic Education
Preschool applicants take an oral examination.Grade 1 to Year IV new students are required to take the written entrance examination.All transferees must have no failing final grades.Junior Kindergarten applicants must be 4 to 5 years old by June of the current school year.Senior Kindergarten applicants must be 5 to 6 years old by June of the current school year.Grade One applicants must be 6 years and above by June of the current school year.
2 photocopies of authentic NSO Birth Certificate2 photocopies of report card (Form 138)Certificate of Good Moral Character3 pcs. recent 1x1 picturePhotocopy of Form 137 for Year II to Year IV applicantsFor foreign students:Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR)Description of subjects taken from foreign school for evaluationCertificate of eligibility for enrolment and evaluation from the Department of EducationCertified true copy of the student visaCertification of enrolment in English Proficiency Program
ExceptionExcept in the cases of academic delinquency and/or violation of disciplinary regulations, the student shall be presumed qualified for enrollment for the entire period he is expected to complete his course without prejudice to his right to transfer and its implementing rules.
A student who graduates from the secondary level of education from the Department of Education shall be eligible for admission to any degree program. However, a student who has not completed the secondary level, but who has qualified in the Philippine Education Placement Test (PEPT) may be eligible for admission.
Section 81. Manual of Regulations for Private Higher Educaiton
Philippine Education Placement Test (PEPT)It is under the Accreditation and Equivalency Program (Executive Order No. 733, s. 1981) for retrieving out-of-school youth (OSY) and placing them in the formal school system if they so desire, and for validating and accrediting knowledge and skills in academic areas gained through informal and non-formal means for re-entry into formal school, job promotion, entry to job training, for employment and self-fulfillment.
Birth certificate:Issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) or Local Civil Registrar duly authenticated (original and two (2) photocopies)ID pictures:Two (2) pieces of identical and recently taken (1x1" size)School records(original and two (2) photocopies):Elementary Level- Form 137 or Form 138Secondary Level- Form 137*Form 137 (Transcript of Records with school seal and signature of principal/registrar)*Form 138 (Report Card with school seal and signature of principal/registrar)School permit:Photocopy of School Permit to Operate/Government Recognition(for applicants from private schools)Registration fee(non-refundable):Regular administration(every November) - PhP50.00Walk-in/Special administration- PhP200.00
cont.A graduate of a foreign secondary school who may not fully satisfy the specific requirements of a certain degree program may be admitted, provided, that any deficiency shall be corrected during his initial school.
A. Institutional Academic Freedom
The freedom of higher education institutions to determine their aims and objectives and how to attain them without threat of coercion or interference, except, when the overriding public interest calls for some restraint.B. Academic freedom may also be enjoyed by private elementary and high schools Supreme court will not interfere with the schools prerogative to require the students to take the entrance examinations before they may be allowed to enroll.1 Sec. 5, MORPHE6CH. 1, Students Rights & Wrongs by Ulan Sarmiento
DepEd prohibits private schools from practicing discriminatory acts against children from single or separated parents or those who come from broken or illegitimate home.
-Republic Act No. 8972 or the Solo Parents' Welfare Act of 2000 is the Philippine law on single parents. It was promulgated on November 7, 2000.
What is the policy of the State regarding solo parents?It is the policy of the State to promote the family as the foundation of the nation, strengthen its solidarity and ensure its total development. Towards this end, it will develop a comprehensive program of services for solo parents and their children to be carried out by the: Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Department of Health (DOH), Department of Education, Culture and Sports (DECS),Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)
Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), National Housing Authority (NHA)the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and other related government and non-government agencies. (Sec.2, RA 8972)
Who are considered as children under RA 8972?The term children refers to those living with and dependent upon the solo parent for support who are unmarried, unemployed and not more than eighteen years of age, or even over eighteen years but are incapable of self-support because of mental or physical disability.
cont.Once a private school, college, or university admits a student, he shall have the right to stay in the institution for the entire period in which he is expected to complete its course therein.
B. Provisional Enrollment; Invalid EnrollmentIn meritorious cases as may be determined by the private school concerned, a student without any appropriate admission or transfer credentials may be provisionally enrolled, allowed to attend classes and to earn credits for the subject or subjects he is enrolled in during the school year. The provisional enrollment the student shall be conditioned on the submission of his valid admission or transfer credentials on or before the last day of the school year.Section 129, 2010 Revised Manual of Regulations for Private Schools in Basic Education
B. Provisional Enrollment; Invalid EnrollmentUnless otherwise specifically authorized by the Secretary of Education, the enrollment of any student who is under a term of suspension or expulsion, or the enrollment of any student from a school or course without government authority shall not be valid.Section 130, 2010 Revised Manual of Regulations for Private Schools in Basic Education
RIGHT TO ENROLL UNTIL GRADUATION
A. General Principles and ExceptionsAdmission to any private school is open to all pupils and students who meet its specific standards, requirements and regulations as expressed in printed publications or other written materials. Except in cases of: academic delinquency;violation of school rules and regulations;the closure of a program or course of study by the school;or the closure of the school itself;
the pupil or student who qualifies for enrollment is qualified to stay for the entire period in which he is expected to complete his course in a school, without prejudice to his right to transfer to other schools within the prescribed period.
Section 120, 2010 Revised Manual of Regulations for Private Schools in Basic Education
A. General Principles and ExceptionsIn recognition of the Constitutional guarantee of institutional academic freedom, admission to any higher education institution is open to all students not otherwise disqualified by law or by the policies and rules of the Commission or the higher education institution.Except in cases of .. A student who qualifies for enrollment shall qualify to stay for the entire period for which he is expected to complete his program of study in the institution.
Section 83, Manual of Regulations for Private Higher Education
A. General Principles and ExceptionsRules and Registration1:The enrollment or registration of a student in a higher education institutional shall be held during the registration day as indicated in the approved school calendar. It shall be conducted in accordance with pertinent procedures of the institution, and is subject to the rules as follow:The enrollment or registration is for the entire term, i.e., semester, trimester