Certification

Background

“The ESC Certification program is aimed at assessing and evaluating the extent of compliance to minimum standards of quality of ESC participating institutions. Such certification process has proved to be an effective tool of encouraging quality improvement efforts among ESC participating private schools.  Such scheme has assured the communities served that the ESC schools are not only meeting minimum DepEd standards but are manifesting commitment to raising their standards above the minimum requirement in delivering quality educational programs and services. 

The main purpose of certification is to determine whether ESC participating private high schools comply with DepEd minimum standards and with the criteria established in RA 8545 or the “Expanded Government Assistance to Students and Teachers in Private Education” or GASTPE Law.

The certification program also aims to provide an evidence-based procedure in assisting schools to upgrade their educational work in line with K-12 program standards.”

 

Online Application/Submission for SY 2019-2020:

 

A. For Private Junior High Schools interested to become an ESC participating school:

 

Application Period:

June 3, 2019-July 31,2019

Schedule of School Visits by PEAC:

October 2019-December 2019

(Schedule to be posted by 2nd week of August)

Initial documentary requirements to be submitted via the Enterprise Information System (EIS) – https://eis.peac.org.ph/

 
Part I. Scanned copies of the following documents MUST be uploaded in the EIS
  1. Letter of Intent addressed to the PEAC Executive Director
  2. Government Recognition for the Junior High School Program
  3. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Registration
  4. Latest General Information Sheet (GIS)
  5. Latest Audited Financial Statement (AFS)
 
Part II. School Self-Survey (to be accomplished using the EIS)
  1. Duly Accomplished Certification Assessment Instrument (2018 CAI)
  1. School’s Vision-Mission Statement
  2. School Profile
  3. Faculty, Academic/Non-Teaching Personnel and Non-Academic/Non-Teaching Personnel Profile
  4. Class Schedule for Current School Year (Grade 7 to 10)
  5. Latest DepEd Approved Tuition Fee and Other Fees
  6. Standards-based School Improvement Plan (SSIP)
 
***For Accredited Schools:

Part I.

  1. Letter of Intent addressed to the PEAC Executive Director
  2. Certificate of Accreditation by FAAP for the Junior High School Program
  3. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Registration
  4. Latest General Information Sheet (GIS)
  5. Latest Audited Financial Statement (AFS)

Part II.

  1. School Profile
  2. Faculty, Academic/Non-Teaching Personnel and Non-Academic/Non-Teaching Personnel Profile
  3. Latest DepEd Approved Tuition Fee and Other Fees

 

B. For ESC schools that intend to continue participation in the program:

 

Submission Period:

June 3, 2019-September 27,2019

If opening of classes is June – Deadline is last Friday of July

If opening of classes is July – Deadline is last Friday of Aug.

If opening of classes is August – Deadline is last Friday of Sept.

School Visit by PEAC:

August 2019-March 2020

(schedule to be posted by 2nd week of June)

Initial documentary requirements to be submitted via the Enterprise Information System (EIS) – https://eis.peac.org.ph/

 
Part I. Scanned copies of the following documents  MUST be uploaded in the EIS
  1. Government Recognition for the Junior High School Program
  2. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Registration
  3. Latest General Information Sheet (GIS)
  4. Latest Audited Financial Statement (AFS)
 
Part II. School Self-survey (to be accomplished using the EIS)
  1. Duly Accomplished Certification Assessment Instrument (2018 CAI)
  1. School’s Vision-Mission Statement
  2. School Profile
  3. Faculty, Academic/Non-Teaching Personnel and Non-Academic/Non-Teaching Personnel Profile
  4. Class Schedule for Current School Year (Grade 7 to 10)
  5. Latest DepEd Approved Tuition Fee and Other Fees
  6. Standards-based School Improvement Plan (SSIP)
 
***For Accredited Schools:

To update school accreditation status, the  latest  FAAP Certificate must be submitted to PEAC through the EIS-Certification System.

***For Schools with Alternative Delivery Modes of Instruction:

(ex. Night High School, Dynamic Learning Program, Open High School Program, Modified Work and Study Program, etc.) – see above requirements

***For Schools in High Risk Areas

Protocols for schools in high risk areas (To be uploaded)

 

FAQs:

  1. What if we don’t have a Government Recognition for our JHS yet, can we still apply?

Yes, participation is through submission of permit to operate if government recognition is not yet possible, provided it is the only private school operating in the community. Further, the school must pass the PEAC Certification during the first year of participation. (Section 183, para. C.3., 2010 Revised Manual of Operations for Private Education)

Applicant schools must be granted Government Recognition on or before the Fourth Monday of March in order to participate in the ESC Program for the incoming school year.

  1. What if we don’t have a latest GIS and AFS?

The General Information Sheet (GIS) as well as the latest Audited Financial Statement (AFS) are basic requirements that affirm a school’s legal and financial capacity to operate. Therefore, schools need to submit the said documents to continue or to apply for participation in the ESC program.

  1. Why is the 2018 Certification Assessment Instrument (CAI) important?

The 2018 CAI is the tool used to assess  the level of compliance of the school with  DepEd standards as well as those of the K-12 program.

  1. What if we want to download the 2018 CAI, do we need to ask permission?

Yes if the 2018 CAI will be used for other purposes other than ESC Certification or Recertification. In which case, school concerned must write to the PEAC Executive Director for permission.

  1. Will the school information shared by our school to PEAC be kept confidential?

Yes. PEAC observes practices that strictly adhere to Republic Act 10173, also known as the Data Privacy Act of 2012.

  1. Why is there a need for recertification?

Recertification is part of the quality assurance mechanism to ensure that schools are more intentional in continuing institutional improvement.

  1. What is a revisit?

A revisit is done by the PEAC NS to schools that did not pass a Certification or Recertification visit. The date of the visit may take place between one to three years after the visit depending on the school’s overall rating. (Refer to ESC guidelines and policies SY 2019-2020.)

 

For inquiries, concerns and clarifications:

Mrs. Josephine Bernardino
PEAC Certification Unit Officer

Office Address:
5/F Salamin Building
197 Salcedo Street
Legaspi Village, Makati City

Certification Unit Contact Details:
Email Address: [email protected]
Telephone: (02) 832-5637 or (02) 840-6000 Loc. 150 – 152
Mobile: 0917-5013669