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Rizal High School School Improvement Program
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...................................... 15 6 HOW CAN YOUR ORGANIZATION HELP? ......................................................................Table of Contents 1 2 3 INTRODUCTION .....................................................................................1 THE SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN ......................................................................................................... 15 5.............................1 INFRASTRUCTURE ....................................................................................................................................... 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY .......3 INFORMATION ........ 9 3................................................................................................................. 14 5 PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION ............................................ 15 5.........................1 EMPOWERING THE FACULTY .................................................................................................... 11 4........... 5 RIZAL HIGH SCHOOL TODAY AND THE NEED TO TRANSFORM .............................................................................................................................................. 12 4. 11 4... 15 5........3 EXTENDING THE BENEFITS TO THE COMMUNITY ........................................................................................................................................... 10 4 BUILDING THE CENTER OF EXCELLENCE FOR FACULTY AND STUDENT DEVELOPMENT ............. 6 3....................................................................................................................... 17 ..............2 TRAINING............2 CASCADING THE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS TO THE STUDENTS...............................................................................................................................................2 ADDRESSING THE CHALLENGE ..............................................................................................................................
Metro Manila. all intermediate pupils. has been listed as the “largest secondary school in the world” since 1993 by the Guinness Book of World Records. The building. was old and dilapidated with a badly damaged roof. an institution of secondary education based in Pasig City. The pupils were taught in a room of a rented building. reinforced concrete and modified Standard Plan No. This was in 1914 during the tenure of Governor Mariano Melendres. Rizal High School reported a student population of 22. The School Governing Council of the Rizal High School Confidential Page 1 Project Proposal for the Student and Faculty Development Program . The military post was vacated when a new building was constructed in 1912 during the administration of Governor Jose Tupas. Immediately after the military post occupied by American soldiers was vacated. This figure stands in contrast to the institution's enrollment of 28 students at the time it opened as the first secondary school in the province of Rizal on October 1. Notable graduates of the institution include former Senate presidents Neptali Gonzales and Jovito Salonga. Rizal. a modern. The teachers assigned to this school were all Americans. 20 school building was constructed.700 square meters was acquired through expropriation proceedings from landowners. The Superintendent of Schools was Mr. Students came from five towns. Jose P. In 1913. it was turned over to the provincial government for the use of the Pasig Secondary School in November 1903. intermediate classes were under the supervision and administration of the secondary school principal.1 Introduction Rizal High School (RHS). and former head of the Social Security System Cora de la Paz-Bernardo to mention a few. This evaluation is based on the size of the student population. Charles Rummel. 1902. The building was completed and occupied in 1915. Philippines. Dr. National Artists Maestro Lucio San Pedro and Carlos “Botong” Francisco and . The cost of the rent was $15. Click and Scruton. including the Pasig proper. namely. 30 meters by 30 meters. a site of ten lots comprising of 63. local currency. although quite spacious. Soon after the acquisition of the site. the amount paid from the provincial fund.959. 65 in December and 88 in January and February in 1903. Laughlin. former senator Rene Saguisag. during the incumbency of Governor Ambrocio Flores. Messrs. Change of Name The name of Pasig Secondary School was changed to Rizal Provincial High School in 1907 when a first year class of eleven pupils was organized and when the province of Rizal was already putting up the greater bulk of the financial support for the school. The basement of the building was used as a woodworking shop. The school was named after the Philippine national hero. Then. Pasig Secondary School In the school year 2000-2001. The enrolment increased to 45 pupils in November.
change to the present name Rizal High School was made in 1915 when the new building was completed and occupied by the school. the annexes were given more autonomy. Cesario Bandong as Principal. Modesta T. Two of the graduates who later distinguished themselves in their chosen professions were U.P. Santos became principal from 1980 until 1999. 1949.49 during the incumbency of Governor Sixto Antonio. Ricardo Castro in 1930-1935. The School Governing Council Rizal High School was once acclaimed as the largest secondary school in the world in terms of enrolment. For many years since its establishment in 1902. Classes therefore were reorganized in 1945 at the Pasig Elementary School by Mr. Marcelino Bautista who served during the school year 1929-1930.000 students reporting to classes on its main campus and several annexes. Cesario Bandong who served as principal until 1950. In more recent years. Currently. Cruz. Of the 30 fourth year students for the month of March. Tiangco came in 1975 and stayed until January 1980. Aquilino Carino in 1935-1935. He took charge of the administration of the Rizal High School for about a month when he gave way to Mr. 1948 out of the War Damage Fund in the amount of P101. Cesar S. Steward Laughlin who also served as one of its earliest teachers. Mr. Miss Diana C. The first Filipino principal was Mr. 27 qualified for graduation. Statistics on performance and achievement began showing signs of decline. Mrs. The reconstruction was completed on August 15. Javier became the principal from 1960 to 1974. and eventually became independent schools with their own administration and faculty. School Governing Council of the Rizal High School Confidential Page 2 Project Proposal for the Student and Faculty Development Program . This pragmatic move reduced the number of students in the original campus to more manageable levels. These classes were considered a preparatory department of the secondary school. Mr. the school is under the management of Miss Josephine M. Suguitan (1950-1960) took over from Mr. Bandong. The first principal of the Pasig Secondary School was Mr. Eliseo Tayao as principal of the Rizal High School (1939-41). The years preceding the Second World War saw Mr. Professor Cecilio Lopez and Dr. and Mr. Elpidio Alcantara. The gradual change in administration started with the school year 1920-1921. with over 20. followed by Mr. This distinction may have landed the school a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for several years. Eufrocino Malonzo in 1936-1939. The reconstruction of the Rizal High School was started on February 4. the intermediate classes were under the supervision and administration of the secondary school principal. The complete separation of the intermediate classes as a preparatory department to the high school took effect in 1924. Paterno Santiago (later to become principal of Morong High School). Demetrio M. but it also exposed an inherent problem in managing such a large population of students. Mr. The school was closed for some time during World War II and was reopened with Mr. The first graduating class was in 1918.445. Classes after Liberation The carpet-bombing employed by the American Liberation Forces destroyed the Rizal High School building and grounds.
Identify stakeholders that can implement the program or advocacy and invite them to participate in the program either as lead organization or co-implementor 5. School Administration. 2. Business Community and Civic Organizations 6. Monitor the progress of the program or advocacy and communicate to all stakeholders the status vis-à-vis the set targets 6. Josephine M. Identify areas of improvement 2. Its members are invited by the Principal from among the following community stakeholders: 1. Support the school administration in achieving its goals and objectives as stated in its School Improvement Plan (SIP). Assist the School Principal in the development of the School Improvement Plan by providing recommendations on matters that can help address relevant issues and problems affecting the school. Based on the SIP. Evaluate the impact of the programs and advocacies on the attainment of the school’s goals and objectives as stated in the SIP and the set targets School Governing Council of the Rizal High School Confidential Page 3 Project Proposal for the Student and Faculty Development Program .Providentially. and provide inputs to continually evaluate and improve the same. the Council shall: 1. Develop and promote an integrated program of projects and advocacies in support of the SIP and provide the framework by which the various stakeholders of the school can come together and work towards the successful implementation of the SIP. Faculty and Other Non-teaching Personnel 2. The School Governing Council is a committee composed of representatives from stakeholder groups of the Rizal High School. Students and Parents 3. Building on the positive feedback from other schools that have implemented similar initiatives. Cruz. Non-Government Organizations with focus on Youth and Education The main objectives of the School Governing Council are: 1. Set performance and/or achievement targets 4. the Department of Education started promoting School Based Management to decentralize vital decision making that directly affect the effectiveness of school policies and programs. Alumni 4. invited representatives of the school’s stakeholders and non-government organizations and established the School Governing Council. 3. incumbent Principal of the Rizal High School. This initiative empowers public schools to set their own policy directions and tailor them to address their specific needs in close coordination with local governments and community stakeholders. Local Government 5. The Council’s programs and advocacies must always be consistent with the School Improvement Plan (SIP) of the school. Formulate programs or advocacies to address these areas 3. Dr.
Laxamana Mr. Jose Villaviza Mr. Alfredo Tengco School Governing Council of the Rizal High School Confidential Page 4 Project Proposal for the Student and Faculty Development Program . Rodel Balingcos Ms. PN (Ret. Florencia T. Josephine Cruz Ms. Myrna P. Concepcion Principal Chair Emeritus Chair Business and Industry Secretary Business and Industry Member RHS Alumni Foundation Member RHS Alumni Association Member School Administration Member Faculty Member Supreme Student Council Member Pasig City Government Member Non-Government Organization Member Parent Representative Ms. Rex Aquino Vanessa Ann C.The Council is currently composed of the following: Ms. Pablo Perez. Santos To Be Identified Mr. Neri Comm. Corazon de la Paz – Bernardo Mr.) Mr. Dennis E.
they need to harness technology to bring their faculty and students at par with the best. convenient and readily available IT services is driving the many innovations in business and economy. mobile phones and other telecommunication devices offer not just communication convenience. In deciding to establish the School Governing Council and embarking on innovative and bold initiatives together with the private sector. but access to a wide array of mobile and remote services never available before. the school is driving change by embarking on this major undertaking. and bold – drives the vision and passion of the RHS to excel.be a driver of change or be a slave to change. Now within the reach of almost every person. Educational Institutions that have a vision for the future and the drive for innovation are on the forefront of transforming the educational system into one that produces graduates that are competitive. Public demand for fast. and a well-rounded values formation are all ingredients within the competitive edge that the school needs. we can bring in our expertise and experience to complement the school’s vision and passion towards this transformation. High academic standards. We are confident that as partners. Inevitably. The RHS School Governing Council (SGC) is pleased to submit this proposal to its partners in the private sector to participate in implementing the School Improvement Program (the Program) of the school. the alumni and nongovernment organizations is the starting point in building the competitive edge required for graduates of the school to succeed in the demanding Philippine job market. Change is the only certainty of our time. School Governing Council of the Rizal High School Confidential Page 5 Project Proposal for the Student and Faculty Development Program . Change – innovative. productive and highly-skilled to excel in this new milieu. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) plays a vital role in our everyday lives. Rizal High School is faced with two options as an institution of learning . We believe that our proposed project can help RHS graduates gain an edge in the highly competitive job markets. The Philippine education system is going through a period of rapid transformation in recent years. In fact. To stay relevant. The advent of Information and Communication Technology provides the catalyst for schools and other learning institutions to produce better-equipped graduates by embracing ICT as part of their curriculum. the job market has evolved together with the rapid changes in technology. dynamic. Rizal High School is already charting the course of change with the aggressive longrange plans embodied in the Program and the many new initiatives it undertakes through its diverse yet complementing departments. Leveraging and building upon the existing support from many stakeholders such as the government. in embarking on this project. excellent and well maintained facilities. The RHS SGC stands ready to work with the government and the private sector to meet this challenge. enabling them to broaden their curriculum and allow their faculty and students to adapt to the changing times.2 Executive Summary The evolving global economy and even internal and external issues create a need to change. Rizal High School. is taking the bold step towards this direction. This provides both a challenge and an opportunity for schools to come up with more and varied modes of teaching through non-traditional channels. Personal computers.
55% 89.68% 80.83% 88.61% 94.81% 94.35% 88. Thus.35% 94.000. The current statistic is broken down as follows: Number of Students per Year Level: Year I II III IV TOTAL 2003-2004 2308 2232 2053 1900 8493 2004-2005 2342 2387 2369 2027 9125 2005-2006 2000 1971 2120 1968 8059 2006-2007 2320 2266 2096 1976 8658 2007-2008 2608 2221 2140 1834 8803 Number of Classes per Year Level: Year I II III IV TOTAL 2004-2005 50 48 47 41 186 2005-2006 48 47 48 44 187 2006-2007 50 47 45 44 186 2007-2008 50 47 46 43 186 Promotion Rate: Year I II III IV TOTAL 2003-2004 98.79% 87.74% 93.23% 86.43% 84.83% 86.20% 2004-2005 82.56% 2005-2006 92. Note that the former annexes are no longer considered as extensions of the RHS main campus.3 Rizal High School Today and the Need to Transform A total of 8.32% 88.45% 92.51% 85.79% 85.27% 93.65% 90.93% 84.11% 2007-2008 91.11% 95.803 students are currently enrolled for the school year 2008-2009.32% School Governing Council of the Rizal High School Confidential Page 6 Project Proposal for the Student and Faculty Development Program .13% 2006-2007 86. the number of enrolees is much lower than those of the previous years. when it even reached a high of 25.
Saturday. the Supreme Student Council.33% 7.The Drop-Out Rate.33% 7. These two inter-dependent goals need an integrated approach in order for an RHS education to achieve significant and lasting impact towards improving the lives of students of the Rizal High School and. the SGC aims to develop a holistic approach that will address these twin problems with practical programs that will involve the school’s stakeholders – including the students and the faculty members themselves.20% 8.93% 4. As resources are limited. by extension. As a starting point. Based on the above data.37% 4. Keeping students in school until they graduate. and nongovernment organizations. the integrated approach will focus these resources where they are most needed and where they can create more lasting and significant impact for the school community.55% 8.50%. the local government of Pasig City. Providing support to improve the quality of education provided by the school. and be better equipped to identify the appropriate approach for the integrated program.24% 4.96% 11. the SGC conducted a school-wide survey to determine basic baseline information that can help it to understand the situation.25% 8.66% 2005-2006 12. the RHS Alumni Foundation.19% The current rating for performance in achievement tests is 45. from 1 to 5 in the afternoon at the Audio-Visual Room of the Rizal High School. or the number of students who did not enrol for the next level is as follows: Year I II III IV TOTAL 2003-2004 11. perceived challenges and problems they encounter while in school and possible reasons for dropping out before they finish high school. their families and communities. As a primary objective. the SGC held its first Stakeholders’ Workshop on 21 March 2009.96% 8.85% 2004-2005 10. It will then work with the school’s stakeholders to develop an integrated Program of Action that will address these concerns.40% 2007-2008 11.28% 7.63% 8.75% 2. The result of the survey will be used by the Council to identify problem areas that are most urgently in need of attention. the members of the council acknowledged that an integrated program is needed to address two basic problems: 1.35% 10. 2.91% 6. The survey provides demographic information on the student population.43% 10. parents. The workshop participants came from representatives of the school administration and faculty. Further.88% 10.55% 7.03% 2006-2007 7. the Rizal High School Alumni Association.65% 8. School Governing Council of the Rizal High School Confidential Page 7 Project Proposal for the Student and Faculty Development Program .27% 3.
Presentation of the results of the 2008 Student Baseline Survey commissioned by the School Governing Council. Focus Group discussions on each of the identified problem areas. aside from being purveyors of knowledge and information. must be made more interesting and significant to the students. the consensus of the workshop participants that there is an inevitable need for Rizal High School for a positive transformation that will allow both its faculty and students to prepare for the new challenges in today’s society. and the method and manner by which they are utilized by the teachers to deliver the lessons. 2. are in a unique position to fill the void left by the absentee parents. aside from academics. not all of them are trained or equipped for this role. Students who have been observed to be problematic have either one or both parents working. and Filipino families in particular. Plenary session to present the results of the Focus Group discussions and adopt program to be presented to the school’s stockholders and supporters. Identification of tasks and actions in support of the program and setting of targets for each of these tasks. However. In some cases. 3. The current problems in Philippine Society in general. It was. Thus. The workshop used statistics and information from previous school years. A good number of them also need to be properly equipped to join the work force and be productive in order to contribute to the economic alleviation of their families. the facilities by which this is conveyed to the students. The learning environment – the content of the curriculum. 3. As a public school. they turn to peer groups. 2. 4. RHS must consider that a significant number of its students are not only preparing for admission to colleges and universities. This has deprived students of a conducive family environment where proper value formation can be fostered. As most students belong to families where parenting is either lacking or totally absent. School Governing Council of the Rizal High School Confidential Page 8 Project Proposal for the Student and Faculty Development Program . There is a need for more teacherparent collaboration in order to provide the students a more encouraging environment by which proper values can be formed and inculcated. skills and technical training must be made an integral part of the formation program. The teachers. thus having very little or no time to interact with them. Some highlights of the Focus Group discussions are noteworthy: 1. therefore.The following were the main activities during the workshop: 1. and the results of the Baseline Survey to identify problems and challenges that may hamper the effective implementation of the School Improvement Program and to develop programs and advocacies that can address these challenges. Each group came up with recommended course of action to address these problem areas. are the same problems that affect the students of the school. gangs or fraternities to have a sense of “family”. 5. Identification and prioritization of major problem areas that need to be addressed. one or both parents are overseas workers.
social solidarity and universal charity. workshops and other related activities focused on multi-media instruction. curriculum materials and facilities. To institute and efficient and effective implementation of relevant educational programs and projects. and how this can be achieved through problems and needs assessment. values formation to inculcate a culture of excellence for personal integrity. and responsive to the demands of the times. competitive. To inculcate the best value and qualities of the Filipino among the youth exemplified by generation of heroes and leaders through varied activities. family solidarity. To maximize use of resources. objectives. 6.3. To enhance teachers’ teaching capabilities and potentials by providing more inservice trainings. To equip teachers and students with knowledge of multi-media education to cope with modernization. 9. development of core values and skills for nation building. enhance and sustain developments in the following areas: 1. development. The school seeks to achieve these objectives through programs and initiatives that will reform. setting of goals. standards and targets. The SIP provides the following objectives: 1. 2. 3. To use high technology to push the limits of education and use education to cope with modernization. execution. To work for functional and systematic management of finance for school programs and facilities. 7. and in cognizance of the current needs of the school. habits and attitudes that will make them productive. monitoring and evaluation of implementation plans. It embodies the vision and mission of the school. and communicating the results to the stakeholders of the school. seminars. 4. 5. personnel. Strengthening of the Curriculum to improve academic performance.1 The School Improvement Plan The School Improvement Plan (SIP) is a long-term education development plan put together by the administrators of the Rizal High School based on guidelines set forth by the Department of Education. To improve basic education by equipping Rizal High School Students with the knowledge and skills. To improve the technical and managerial skills of head teachers of the different subject areas through seminar workshops. enhance technical and vocational skills. conferences on administration and supervision. 8. cultural/artistic performances’ works and outreach programs not only in the school but also in the community. School Governing Council of the Rizal High School Confidential Page 9 Project Proposal for the Student and Faculty Development Program .
teachers and parents in creating a well-planned. information from around the world can be made available to both the faculty and the students to enrich their knowledge and skills. therefore. they will have to be equipped with the technology that runs business and government. Institute an efficient system of recording. To encourage the involvement of the community. The goal. in addressing these challenges is to transform Rizal High School into a Center of Excellence for Faculty and Student Development. equipment and other resources of the school to optimize the benefits that can be derived therein. as the springboard from where future architects of economy and governance are moulded. making them truly world-class and globally competitive resources. With ICT. The Education sector. disciplined and environmentally-friendly school environment. The School Governing Council fully supports the school in its effort to successfully implement the SIP. 4. School Governing Council of the Rizal High School Confidential Page 10 Project Proposal for the Student and Faculty Development Program .2 Addressing the Challenge Although years behind in developments in information and communication technology (ICT) compared to more developed countries.2. monitoring and use of facilities. 5. Promote the development of both teaching and non-teaching personnel of the school by providing both physical facilities and logistical support for them to acquire the required skills and competencies to create a more effective. such as the government. The Philippine congress passed a landmark law on e-Commerce providing for a broad outline on how the country can move forward in the new information age where nontraditional ways of conducting business activities are given a long overdue recognition of their role in fast-tracking the development of the economy. will not and must not avoid the changes required by the rapidly advancing technology of the economy. corporate supporters and other like-minded nongovernment organizations whose mission and vision are consistent with those pursued by the school. For academic organizations to live up to their missions of providing the required knowledge and tools for future business and government leaders. At the forefront in harnessing the power of the computer are the business and government sectors. 3. by providing them vital information regarding the progress of their children and by regularly involving them in school activities. It is committed to work with other stakeholders. the Philippines in recent years have had significant strides in applying computing technologies in many areas. especially the parents of the students. Foster a strong and conducive learning environment by involving the students. the school’s alumni. 3. more interesting and sustainable learning environment for the students. The key is the transformation of educational institutions to centers of learning without boundaries or limits.
the Center of Excellence for Faculty and Student Development Initiative seeks to address the core issues identified during the Stakeholder’s Workshop. The transformation of traditional academic institutions into centers of excellence hinges on two important factors – the skills of its instructors and the technology that will be made available to both the instructors and the students. therefore. 4. These core issues are: 1. 3. it must pay attention to the re-tooling of its faculty. It is important for teachers to be not just “computer literate” but to actually possess significant skills in information technology to be able to effectively function as the channel by which relevant information and knowledge can be passed on to the students. Knowledge and skills training for the faculty in order for them to be up-to-date with current trends in teaching and be able to provide the education and training for students appropriate to the requirements of the job market.1 Empowering the Faculty The SGC believes that an empowered faculty is the best tool by which to improve the quality of education. both academic and vocational/technical. seeks to provide the faculty members of the school with a proper and conducive venue by which they can enrich their knowledge and skills.4 Building the Center of Excellence for Faculty and Student Development As the Pilot Program of the School Governing Council in support of the School Improvement Plan of the Rizal High School. School Governing Council of the Rizal High School Confidential Page 11 Project Proposal for the Student and Faculty Development Program . For an institution to successfully transform itself. as discussed in the subsequent sections. 2. Provide the proper environment for students to take full advantage of the education and character formation offered to them by the school. The SGC is inviting stakeholders to participate in this initiative through sponsorship of any of the following component programs. and. the teachers are those who will ultimately affect how knowledge and skills are transferred to the students. It is therefore logical that any initiative that seeks to improve the quality of education and training received by students should start and be anchored with a well-equipped faculty. While good materials and excellent facilities can significantly affect the learning capability of students. The first component of this initiative. Provide alternative non-academic skills to students allow them to earn income on their free time and to prepare them for gainful employment while waiting for the opportunity to pursue further studies after graduation from high school. that is provided to the students.
It has been observed that most students do not actually go home right away. and would be found loitering in malls. internet cafes. It has been noted that most of the problems of students can be traced to lack of parental supervision during the critical hours after school and before working parents can be available to provide guidance at home. It is further noted that even at home. and cinemas or in other places where they can pick up vices and other non-productive habits such as smoking.This program includes the following components: 1. This will also provide the proper venue and facility for computer literacy training programs. the SGC will work with private companies in providing computer literacy and self-enhancement programs to provide teachers with skills that can help them in preparing and maintaining lesson plans and student records. The allocation of a room within the campus that will serve as a Faculty Development Center. and to the physical security. This should also be accessible to faculty members who want to do selfpaced training through computer-aided modules or through self-help books to be made available in the center. 2. maintenance and general upkeep of the facilities. The school must commit to the provision of this room. conflicts within family members or a community that is not conducive to studying lessons are significant factors that School Governing Council of the Rizal High School Confidential Page 12 Project Proposal for the Student and Faculty Development Program . computer shops or hanging around with friends. or rooms.2 Cascading the Knowledge and Skills to the Students As a practical application of the training to be provided to the school’s faculty. drugs. drinking. This room should be separate from the existing Faculty Rooms and will be the venue for faculty improvement seminars and training sessions. 3. introduce new teaching methods to their classes. computer games. and pre-marital sex. In coordination with the Faculty Club. enhance their speaking and presentation skills and broaden their knowledgebase through Internet research. The After-School Student Support Program aims to provide students a venue by which they can productively spend the time between their dismissal from school and the time that they go home when parents and guardians are already available to supervise them. Students who have extra-curricular activities are allowed to stay on campus up to 6 in the evening. Computers connected to a Local Area Network (LAN) and with access to the Internet will provide the teachers the means to enhance their skills through instructor-led training sessions and self-paced training modules. It was noted that is during this period that students spend their time in malls. The proposed Faculty Development Center should be equipped to provide the teachers access to computer-aided training modules. This is the second component of the Center of Excellence for Faculty and Student Development Initiative. Currently. Companies with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs will be invited to provide these facilities and participate in providing relevant training courses and materials. 4. distractions such as television. participants in the program will be asked to volunteer their time to supervise students participating in the school’s After-School Student Support Program. most classes end at 3 in the afternoon.
their participation will be in conjunction with existing programs and policies of the Rizal High School Alumni Association. but more importantly. with its facilities and secured environment. For volunteer teachers. computer literacy. dancing and other physical activities 4. 3. Sports development such as basketball. we will not only keep them away from the streets where they can be in harm’s way. By keeping the students within the school campus. The program aims to tap the services of volunteer teachers and alumni who can supervise groups of students through activities geared towards specific interests. but at the same time offer them better alternatives to spend this free time. such as: 1. It is important to note that for this program to be successful and fruitful. and providing them with the venue and the activities that can help them improve their academic. the time spent for this program can be credited to their nonteaching hours as stipulated in DepEd Order No. Spiritual and values-formation. Study groups for specific subjects. The school campus.contribute to students not being able to study their lessons or complete their assignments. their participation shall be coordinated directly with the school through the School Governing Council. The SGC finds it absolutely important to divert the students away from places and activities that will provide bad influences. Inc. 16. All activities shall be coordinated through the RHSAAI. For volunteer alumni. arts. It is therefore this time gap between the last class in school and the time that the student can be supervised at home that is deemed critical in addressing issues relating to the students. the students need to be supervised by volunteers who can provide the proper guidance and motivation. such as English. However. series 2009. Math or Science. we will be able to provide them with the opportunity to prepare for more responsibilities when they graduate. softball. 2. This has contributed significantly to their ability to absorb lessons and acquire the skills and knowledge as expected of them. creative writing. For private corporations and non-government organizations. Mechanics for crediting hours shall be discussed and agreed between the school and the participating faculty members. technical and social skills. volleyball. Skills development such as theatre. is the logical venue by which students can be provided with alternative activities to keep them busy after school hours. it must also be emphasized that these activities must be properly supervised and driven by qualified and trained volunteers. School Governing Council of the Rizal High School Confidential Page 13 Project Proposal for the Student and Faculty Development Program .
4. Thus. School Governing Council of the Rizal High School Confidential Page 14 Project Proposal for the Student and Faculty Development Program . This will also prevent students from spending their allowances unnecessarily and thus contribute to sound fiscal management of the family finances. the school allows parents to spend productive time in work without worrying about where their children are spending their free time. appreciation of work. A well-informed. and the opportunity to spend their time through productive endeavours. In the end. the school can be a catalyst for positive change in the communities where these students live. There is a vast pool of information in the Internet that is just waiting to be discovered. The additional family income. and to the society at large. time management and community building. Through technical training in support of livelihood programs. dignity of honest labor. by producing responsible and productive citizens one student at a time. or after graduation while they wait for the opportunity to pursue higher education. skilled and productive student will be able to contribute to the progress of their families – and consequently their own communities. Conversely. responsible. there are countless people wired to the web. this program seeks not just to benefit the faculty and students of the school. the skills that they can use to earn income while still studying. but also to allow the community at large to benefit from what can be achieved through the various component programs of this initiative. will have positive impact not only on the student’s family but the community at large. secured and supervised environment for students to spend their after-school hours. The values formation to be incorporated as a component program of this initiative also hopes to inculcate in both students and parents the core values of education. always on the lookout for new information that institutions like the Rizal High School can offer. By providing a safe.3 Extending the Benefits to the Community The school should also be ready to invest in infrastructure that will allow the free flow of information to and from the school into the world at large. the school can provide students – and even parents.
Schools need to have access to information relevant to their curriculum. 5. For this initiative to be successful. the SGC and the school will need to look into these three foundations in order to jumpstart the transformation of the Rizal High School into the information age. Creating the technology infrastructure to allow members of the academic community to be connected to each other and to the rest of the world is essential to making relevant information available to everyone in the school. wherever this information may be found. making the sharing of information faster and more reliable. the advantages provided by the new technology made available to them. Where before information can only be had through books and other publications. it is imperative that they be well equipped to handle. and fully exploit. In planning for the future. By connecting to the Internet.5 Program Implementation The three component projects cited in this document illustrate quite clearly three basic foundations by which a successful implementation of this initiative can be achieved: infrastructure. 5. reliable and accessible. hardware and software deployed today may become obsolete in a matter of months. School Governing Council of the Rizal High School Confidential Page 15 Project Proposal for the Student and Faculty Development Program . 5.1 Infrastructure Building the infrastructure required to start and sustain an effective computing environment is essential in any undertaking that involves information technology. The Local Area Network (LAN) infrastructure will allow the different departments of the school to be interconnected with each other.3 Information New technologies made it possible to have access to information in ways never possible before. the school will have its window to the rest of the world. The rapidly changing technology in the market has made it imperative for organizations to plan well for any acquisition and deployment of technology. focus should be directed towards developing comprehensive training programs for teachers to make them not only “computer literates” but rather as skilled purveyors of information on the new information highway. Activities in academic institutions center on one important commodity: information – accurate.2 Training As teachers are the primary channels by which information reaches the students. training and accessibility of information. Unless well planned.
A sound computing environment is also a fertile ground to build and nurture a data bank for the school from which their curriculum can be continuously evaluated. Being wired to the Internet will also allow the school to make their academic offerings available for those who cannot physically attend classes at the school for various reasons. Schools can connect to specific organizations according to their academic focus. in the USA from a classroom here in the Philippines through a broadcast in the internet (webcast).it is now possible to view and listen to an expert delivering a lecture. Through Internet laboratories. Computer-aided instruction materials can be made available to students who wish to avail of distance education programs. For example. and possibly a live demonstration. a science class can have connections to the top hospitals or research institutions. improved and attuned to the changing times. Students will have access to a practically limitless source of information that will enrich their knowledge base. School Governing Council of the Rizal High School Confidential Page 16 Project Proposal for the Student and Faculty Development Program . students will not be limited to what can be read on books or lectures delivered in their classrooms. making available to their students fresh and practical information.
The assessment shall be conducted through research. their problems and it shall be to the benefit of the school to undertake such an activity with the help of all stakeholders. Because we know that a more thorough understanding of the requirements of the school and what they hope to achieve through this initiative is essential in coming up with a viable and cost-effective program. there still are no hard and fast rules on what it will take for the Rizal High School to move into the next level of excellence in providing education in the new information age given the limitations on resources. The primary concern of the SGC is to help the school community to understand. workshop. studies. it is hoped that through this Project Proposal. and eventually solve. In view of this. results will be contniously assessed and reports will be submitted to the stakeholders like yourselves. install the most sophisticated software and send their teachers in a frenzy of training activities – but we will not. School Governing Council of the Rizal High School Confidential Page 17 Project Proposal for the Student and Faculty Development Program . During the life of the project. interviews and coordination with the school community. we will work with you to determine what needs to be done to achieve the level that it should be for the school to be competitive and the timeframe by which the program can be realistically implemented. As an implementation partner. your organization may identify areas where you can actively participate and help in the implementation of this initiative. It is quite easy for us to propose that the school buy the most expensive and state-of-theart computer and network equipment.6 How can your organization help? Although many corporations have had many successes in helping academic institutions transform themselves into “electronic” schools.