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THE ACADEMIC PROGRAM

                                

A. CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK

 

The educational program of the Cavite School of St. Mark takes into account the total formation of the learner.  It gives equal importance to the different aspects of the person’s growth and maturity: moral-spiritual, intellectual, psycho-emotional, socio-cultural and physical.  The academic program implements and enriches the Basic Education Curriculum of the Department of Education resulting in a formative and integrative curriculum that ensures a balanced and wholesome development for every learner.

 

 The development of the different aspects of the person’s growth is enhanced in the different subjects as follows:

  • Moral-spiritual: Edukasyon sa Pagpapakatao and Scouting. This is also integrated in all the other subject areas.

  • Mental-Intellectual: All subject areas

  • Psycho-emotional: Edukasyon sa Pagpapakatao, Science and Health and Scouting

  • Socio-cultural: Araling Panlipunan, Music, Art, Physical Education, Health, Edukasyong Pantahanan at Pangkabuhayan (EPP)/ Technology and Livelihood Education (TLE) and Scouting

  • Physical: Science, Edukasyong Pantahanan at Pangkabuhayan (EPP)/ Technology and Livelihood Education (TLE)Physical Education, Health and Scouting

 

The curriculum has the following features over and above the requirements of the Department of Education:

  • The Cavite School of St. Mark pursues a MATHEMATICS ORIENTED CURRICULUM in junior high school. The school retained the previous Elective subjects prescribed in the Basic Education Curriculum of the Department of Education in which schools can offer learning areas which will develop the uniqueness of their students. The Cavite School of St. Mark chose to offer learning areas in Mathematics taught 40 minutes daily. These are:

                  Grade 7            -           Business Mathematics

                  Grade 8            -           Statistics

                  Grade 9            -           Trigonometry

                  Grade 10          -            Analytic Geometry with Basic Calculus

 

  • To strengthen the application of values on citizenship, love of country, nation-building, respect for multi-cultural diversity and for people of other faith, develop good interpersonal and intrapersonal relationships, and skills for life, the school adopted SCOUTING as one subject area in the curriculum.

  • Finally, the school adopts an Integrative Curriculum. This is an attempt to break down barriers between subjects and make learning more meaningful to students. Students broadly explore knowledge in various subjects and areas.  The idea is to teach around themes, activities or “organizing centers” or “focal centers” that students can work on or are interested in. The integration is represented through a Schematic Web or Module.

 

The K to 12 Enhanced Basic Education Curriculum

 

In school year 2011 – 2012, the Department of Education launched the implementation of the new curriculum, the K to 12 Basic Education Curriculum starting with the Kindergarten. The following school year, the roll–out of Grades 1 and 7 in public elementary and secondary schools enjoining the Private Schools:

           

“Private schools are enjoined to do the same. They may enhance the curriculum to suit their school vision / mission”

 

DepEd enumerated the desired outcomes of the program as defined in terms of expectancies as articulated in the learning standards. In general terms, students are expected at the end of Grade 10 to

 

  • demonstrate communicative competence

  • think intelligently, critically, and creatively in life situations

  • make informed and values – based decisions

  • perform their civic duties

  • use resources sustainably

  • participate actively in artistic and cultural activities and in the promotion of wellness and lifelong fitness

 

Cavite School of St. Mark positively answered this call. Guided by DepEd Order No. 31 s. 2012 entitled Policy Guidelines On The Implementation Of Grades 1 To 10 Of The K To 12 Basic Education Curriculum (BEC) Effective School Year 2012 – 2013, the school implemented the following:

 

 

 

 

The Learning Areas in Grades School , the Daily Time Allotment and   Medium of Instruction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take note that Filipino is offered for 60 minutes to incorporate the time for Mother Tongue since the Mother Tongue of Cavite is Tagalog/Filipino. Recognizing the fact that majority of our students had complete Preschool Education from Nursery to Kindergarten and are raised in English-speaking household, the pupils are ready to take English, it is offered for 60 minutes to allow for Reading and Language learning. English is also used as medium of instruction in the other English block subjects. Knowing that students need specific Science skills which may not be taken in an integrated English Language Arts, Science is offered for 40 minutes daily. These are undertaken as enhancement to the Grade School Curriculum.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take note that there are no more unit credits per subject. The additional one hour in English, Mathematics, Science and AP will be for the Independent Cooperative Learning.

 

As an enhancement to the curriculum, CSSM maintained the Mathematics Oriented Curriculum there by offering

 

                  Grade 7            -           Business Mathematics

                  Grade 8            -           Statistics

                  Grade 9            -           Trigonometry

                  Grade 10          -           Analytic Geometry and  

                                                                 Introduction to Calculus

 

 

The Programming Languages offered in Computer Education will also be maintained. This is integrated with TLE. 

 

 

D. The K to 12 Assessment and Rating of Learning Outcomes

 

The assessment process is holistic, with emphasis on the formative or developmental purpose of quality assuring student learning. It is also standards-based as it seeks to ensure that teachers will teach to the standards and students will aim to meet or even exceed standards.

 

The student’s performance is assessed in relation to the learning standards. Learning standards comprise content standards, performance standards, and learning competencies that are outlined in the curriculum. This is measured by means of grades.

The grades represent the degree to which the student has understood the concepts, has performed the tasks, has acquired the skills and has developed right attitudes and values that embody the ideal CSSM student.

 

The new grading system recommended by the Department of Education in DepEd ORDER No. 8 s. 2015 entitled, POLICY GUIDELINES ON CLASSROOM ASSESSMENT FOR THE K TO 12 BASIC EDUCATION PROGRAM is implemented in the computation of the grades of our students.

 

 

 

The general guidelines in  the K to 12 Basic Education Curriculum on the performance – based grading system as defined by the Department of Education:

  1. Academic Subjects

 

  • There are four (4) grading periods or quarters within the year. 

  • The scholastic standard or minimum requirement for every subject is 75% which means that for a one hundred (100) item test, a student must get at least seventy five (75) in order to pass or for a ten (10) item test, the passing score is 8.

  • The lowest grade reported in the card is 65% and the highest is 100%.

  • The numerical system of grading is used and grades are expressed in up to two decimal places. The final grade is rounded off to two-digit whole number.

  • Transmutation tables shall not be used in the computation of grades. Test scores are recorded as raw scores, totaled at the end of each grading period and then computed as percentage. The formula followed is: Total Raw Score/Highest Possible Score x 100=Grade.

 

  • The guideline in the computation of the Composite Grades and Average:

 

            For Grades 1 to  10

 

  • Get the composite grade for HELE/TLE - Computer: The grades for HELE/TLE and Computer Education will be added  and divided by two (2).

  • Get the composite rating of MAPEH: Grade in each component subject will be added and divided by five (5).

  • To compute for the average, add the grades in English,      Mathematics, Elective (for Grades 7-10), Science, Filipino, AP, the composite grade of HELE/TLE/Computer and the composite grade of MAPEH then divide by 8.

Example: 

                     Core Subjects               Grades

                          English                        86.33

                          Mathematics                82.16

                          Elective                        84.34

                          Science                       87.27

                          Filipino                         90.00

                          Araling Panlipunan      85.38

                          TLE/Computer             86.70

                           MAPEH                       89.58

                        Total Grade                   691.76 / 8

                        Grade Average   =        86.47

                     

  • The Averaging Method is used in the computation of the Final Grade. This means that the Final Grade in a given subject is obtained by adding the grades of the first to the fourth grading period divided by four.

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  • EXAMPLE:  English

 

                              First Grading Grade:     80.30

                              Second Grading:          82.56

                              Third Grading:              80.21

                              Fourth Grading:            81.32

                                          Total:             324.39 / 4

                                          Final Grade:     81.10

 

The final grade shall be expressed as a whole number. Thus, 81.10 shall be reported as 81 in the card.

           

2.  How are the Core Values of the Filipino Child reflected in the Report Card?

 

A student is rated in areas that encompass the standards of Character Building Activities. Using the rubric, all the subject teachers rate the student in each area on a scale herewith written. The computed average rating for each area is reflected in the report card.

 

 

 

 

E. QUARTERLY EXAMINATIONS

 

  1. Quarterly Examinations should be taken according to schedule.

  2. Examination permits are required for all Quarterly Examinations.

  3. Special Examinations are administered after the Regular Examination Week only upon presentation of a valid excuse letter from parents/guardians. The letter must contain the reason(s) for the student’s failure to take the Regular Quarterly Examinations. If the said failure is due to illness, a medical or doctor’s certificate must be attached to the excuse letter. An appropriate fee per examination missed will be charged to the student.

  4. Students who take a special examination in any subject may be disqualified from receiving a Quarterly Academic Award.

 

F. REPORTING STUDENT’S PROGRESS

 

  1. Parent Notification Report -A Parent Notification Report is a document that serves to notify parents / guardians of their child’s unsatisfactory performance in a given subject (or subjects) before quarterly examinations are administered. This report is prepared and sent to the parent / guarding as an indication that the child must be given further guidance and assistance in his / her studies to meet the standards of performance / assessment for the quarter.

  2. Quarterly Examination Results - The quarterly examination papers cannot be brought home. However they are shown to the students. The parents / guardians are informed of the raw scores their child got in the examinations through the Student’s Handbook. The parents / guardians may request to see the examination papers of their child, especially if there are questions regarding their child’s grades. This must be done in school through the Principal’s Office.

  3. Report Cards - A quarterly report on the scholastic standing and character development of each student is issued to the parents / guardians only at the end of every grading period. The report card is intended to give the student and his / her parents / guardians, an idea on how well or how poorly he / she has performed.

 

G.  PROMOTION AND FAILURE in the K to 12 Enhanced Basic Education Curriculum

 

      Only students who perform according to the standards set forth for both academics and deportment may be promoted to next higher level. A Final Grade of 75 or higher in all learning areas allows the student to be promoted to the next grade level. The specific guidelines to be followed for learner promotion and retention is as follows:

 

 

H. PROBATION STATUS

 

Students with unsatisfactory academic and/or disciplinary records are placed under probationary status and must meet certain requirements and/or conditions: they must not have failing grade in any subject at the end of the school year and must not incur any misdemeanor while on probation. Those who fulfill the conditions at the end of the school year will be qualified for regular status. Those who fail to meet the requirements may not be readmitted for the following school year.

 

I. HONORS AND AWARDS

 

     The Cavite School of St. Mark places great importance on excellence and achievement in scholastic performance, on the application of values and attitudes upheld by the school and in active participation and outstanding leadership in school activities. As a learning community in continuous pursuit of excellence, CSSM gives each individual student equal opportunity to manifest distinction in particular curricular and extra-curricular domains through its COOPERATIVE HONOR SYSTEM.

 

QUARTERLY AWARDS

 

1. Academic Excellence Awards

First Honors Awards – given to ALL students with

-           a general average of 95% or higher

-           a grade of at least 90% in each subject

-           core values mark is SO (Sometimes Observed) or higher

 

Second Honors Awards – given to ALL students with

-           a general average of 90% or higher

-           a grade of at least 87% in each subject

-           core values mark is SO (Sometimes Observed) or higher

 

Honorable Mention Awards – given to ALL students with

-           a general average of 87% or higher

-           a grade of at least 85% in each subject

-           core values mark is SO (Sometimes Observed) or higher

 

2. Subject Excellence Awards is given to ALL students with a grade of 95% or higher in the subject provided that

-           marks in all subjects are passing

-           core values mark is SO (Sometimes Observed) or higher

 

**   Disqualifications – any student who has incomplete and/or no grade (class standing, examination, final) for a  subject or has taken a late quarterly examination for the subject without valid reason or cause is DISQUALIFIED from receiving a Quarterly Honors or Subject Excellence award.

 

ANNUAL AWARDS FOR THE UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

 

1. Academic Excellence Awards

First Honors Award – given to ALL students with final average of 95% or higher provided that for four (4) quarters they have

-           a general average of 95% or higher

-           a grade of at least 90% in each subject, and

-           core values mark is SO (Sometimes Observed) or higher

 

 

Second Honors Award – given to ALL students with final general average of 90% or higher provided that for four (4) quarters they have

-           a general average of 90% or higher

-           a grade of at least 87% in each subject, and

-           core values mark is SO (Sometimes Observed) or higher

 

Honorable Mention Award – given to ALL students with final general average of 87% or higher provided that for four (4) quarters they have

-           a general average of 87% or higher

-           a grade of at least 85% in each subject, and

-           core values mark is SO (Sometimes Observed) or higher

 

2. Subject Excellence Awards

 

Given to ALL students with a final grade of 95% or higher in the subject provided that in all quarters their

-           grade in the subject is 95% or higher

-           grades in all subjects are passing, and

-           core values mark is SO (Sometimes Observed) or higher

 

Extra-Curricular Awards

 

Awards are given to deserving students for their outstanding performance as members of their extra-curricular activity. The awardee(s) for each activity is chosen on the basis of an extra-curricular mark of A in all quarters

  • attendance, interest, and participation in the affairs of the club

             and leadership

  • marks in all subjects are passing

  • core values mark is SO (Sometimes Observed) or higher

 

4. Deportment Awards

 

A Deportment Award is given to a student who for four (4) quarters has received a grade of AO  (Always Observed) for a specific area / behavior under Personality and Character Development provided that

  • marks in all subjects are passing

  • core values mark is AO (Always Observed) or higher in all

quarters

 

B. FOR THE GRADUATING STUDENTS

 

Grade 6

  • Gold Medal of Excellence for the First Honors

  • Silver Medal of Excellence for the Second Honors

  • Bronze Medal of Excellence for the Honorable Mention

  • Certificate of Recognition for those who graduate With Distinction

 

 

SELECTION OF CANDIDATES

 

     Following the COOPERATIVE HONOR SYSTEM, ALL students who comply with the following grade requirements and other criteria may qualify as candidates for honors and awards.

            a. The academic performance ratings

  • For Grade Six:  the student must have

    • a grade not lower than 80% in any subject area in any quarter and / or deportment grade of B- in any quarter in Grade 4.

    • a grade of not lower than 85% in any subject area in any quarter and / or B in deportment during the last two (2) years at CSSM.

 

b. The student must have done the entire work for the last two years at CSSM.

c. The student must have completed the curriculum within the prescribed number of years.

d. The student must be an active member of an existing authorized student organization or club during the last two years.

e. The student must have conducted himself/herself in conformity with the standards, rules, regulations, and policies set by the school.  Any student who has any record of immorality, serious misbehavior, etc. will not be qualified for any award.

 

RANKING OF CANDIDATES

 

     After determining the candidates for honors, the RANKING SYSTEM recommended by the Department of Education with little modification in accordance with the Mission and Vision and Philosophy of the school shall then be followed. The following criteria with the corresponding relative weights shall be used:

 

                        Criteria                                    Weight

                        Scholastic Performance             60%

                        Character                                   10%

                        Co-curricular Activities               30%

                                    TOTAL                           100%

           

1.   The scholastic performance shall be based on the general average of the grades of the candidates in the last two years of their schooling – 50% from the previous level and 50% from the present level.

 

  1. Character shall be based on how the candidate conducted  

       himself/herself according to all the rules, regulations and

       policies set by CSSM specifically under the Personality and

       Character Development with the following criteria:

 

 

  • Observance of School Rules

  • Grooming

  • Courteousness and Politeness

  • Dependability

  • Initiative and Resourcefulness

  • Helpfulness

 

3. Co-curricular Activities cover the performance and   

    achievements in all activities (at school, division,  

    regional, national and international level), active

    participation in authorized student organizations or

    clubs, outstanding awards in recognition of the

    actualization of what has been learned from school,

    travels in relation to school work, and other cultural/civic

    activities.

 

 

  1. Subject Excellence Awards

 

Given to ALL students with a final grade of 95% or higher in the subject provided that in all quarters their

  • grade in the subject is 95% or higher

  • grades in all subject are passing and

deportment mark is SO (Sometimes Observed) or higher

 

J. CRITERIA FOR GRADUATION

 

Only the students who perform according to the standards set forth for academics may be allowed to graduate. S/He must have passed all his/her academic subjects in all grade/year levels and cleared of all obligations with the school at the time of his/her graduation.

 

The school reserves the right NOT to ALLOW any student from attending the graduation ceremonies if s/he fails to comply with the aforementioned guidelines.

 

 

B. GOOD STUDY HABITS AND ATTITUDES

 

             To get the full benefit of the Cavite School of St. Mark education, the student must show interest and exert effort in his / her studies. Good study habits and attitudes can be acquired by:

 

  • being attentive in class

  • cooperating in all class activities

  • doing ones homework and assignments

  • being inquisitive

  • being a wide reader

  • being serious and earnest about ones work

  • sharing ideas with others

  • being resourceful

  • acknowledging mistakes and learning from them

 

C. PARENTAL SUPERVISION

 

Homework and assignments are activities that aim to reinforce school learning. Thus, it is very important for parents to help supervise their children at home. Parental supervision consists of making sure that the children have a fixed schedule and place for study that is free from noise and distraction.

The children show their homework, quizzes / test papers to their parents. This will give the parents idea on the day-to-day work of their children that ultimately will be the basis of their children’s class standing mark.

Once every quarter, a required conference between parents and teachers is held to inform parents of their children’s performance and conduct in school. If circumstances will require, additional conferences or meeting between the parents and teachers / school personnel concerned may also be scheduled.