DAGUPAN CITY - The Department of Education (DepEd) has extended the early registration period for senior high school (SHS) from October 19 to November 13 to ensure that incoming SHS students are enrolled come June 2016.
Maria Linda Ventenilla, chief of school governance and operations division in DepEd-Dagupan City, said that early registration for incoming SHS students, or the current Grade 10 students, is supposed to end today, October 23.
“The extension will give all incoming SHS students ample time to decide on their choice of SHS track,” she said during the KBP Forum held at the PIA-Pangasinan office here on Thursday.
The four major tracks in the SHS program are academic, technical-vocational-livelihood, sports, and arts and design.
The DepEd website states that during this period, all Grade 10 students in all public and private high schools are encouraged to submit their choice of school and SHS track to their respective class advisers.
“The class advisers are then tasked to register their students for SHS and submit learners’ preferences through the SHS registration module in the Learner Information System (LIS) of DepEd,” it said.
The SHS early registration is also open to high school graduates prior to the full implementation of the K to 12 program, passers of the Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT) and Accreditation and Equivalency (A and E) Examination for Junior High School level.
“They may register in any of the schools offering SHS which can be viewed at the DepEd website: www.deped.gov.ph,” it said.
Meanwhile, Ventenilla said the students might miss the semestral break to give way for the scheduled quarter examination and to cover the school days that suffered interruption when Typhoon Lando battered the province.
“Clearing activities are still undergoing in schools to make it ready when classes resume after almost a week of suspension due to typhoon,” she said, adding that schools which need major repairs were already reported to the DepEd regional and central offices for their action. (PIA-1, Pangasinan)