Middle school education, both online and traditional, was introduced in the Philippines quite recently. While almost all other countries in the world have 12 years’ worth of education, the Philippines only had 10. This is why the Department of Education made the decision to create an educational reform.
With the recent educational reform that was implemented in the Philippines in SY 2016 – 2017 came the addition of two grade levels – bringing the total number of formal schooling to 12 (not including kindergarten). With the addition of these two new year levels came the restructuring of the Philippine schooling system. Previously, students went from pre-school then to grade school, then high school, before finally entering university. With the new K-12 system, a new division was introduced: middle school.
What is Online Middle School Education?
Middle school is a relatively new concept in the Philippines, though it has been followed by almost every other country in the world.
Middle school, both online middle school and traditional face-to-face schooling in the Philippines, is formed by grades 7 to 10. It is a transitional period between elementary school and high school and serves as an adjustment period for students. In some schools, it is called junior high school.
Typically, students in middle school are from ages 12 to 16, although this can vary from school to school, especially when it comes to students enrolled in online learning for middle school.
How Can Online Middle School Prepare Students for High School?
Middle schoolers can expect an increase in homework, group work, and projects as compared to their elementary days. This spike in school requirements is to prepare them for the workload that awaits them in high school. Above all, online middle school aims to equip students with valuable skills including independence and responsibility, which they will be needing both in high school and for their days beyond it.
What Will Students Acquire After Completing Online Middle School Education?
OEd’s online middle school education is dedicated to molding students who are capable and academically prepared to face the challenges of online high school. At the end of the four years of online learning, they are expected to have knowledge and understanding of different subject matters which they can demonstrate eloquently both through writing and speaking, the ability to think critically and to use technology appropriately. These critical thinking skills can best be seen in problem solving, reasoning, communicating, and making decisions in real life. Online middle school students are also expected to have acquired good values, include a deeper sense of love and concern not only for themselves but for their community, country, and for God as well.
Students will also acquire a set of application skills, which include the ability to understand and apply scientific literacy in making judgments and decisions.
Lastly, graduates of online middle school should demonstrate a set of independence skills. They are expected to transfer their learning to real-life situations, be able to promote good health habits and be aware about the importance of safety and the prevention of danger in all circumstances. They are also expected to promote different cultures, have a deeper respect for their own cultural identity, and participate in lifelong fitness, health, and wellness by maintaining a balanced diet and active lifestyle throughout their life. Arguably, this set of skills may be the most important of them all because these are skills the students can take with them well into adulthood.
After completing four years of online school for middle school students, parents can rest assured that their children will be:
- Academically prepared to face more difficult challenges in higher education.
- Morally upright and citizens with a good conscience.
- More appreciative of their own culture and the different cultures in the world.
- Have developed healthy habits that they can carry with them throughout their life. These include eating habits, a love for being active, and an understanding of the importance of maintaining one’s fitness.
If you want to prepare your child for a bright future, enroll them in OEd’s online middle school today!
The Online Middle School Curriculum
The online middle school curriculum of OEd follows the curriculum mandated by DepEd Philippines. It offers core subjects including:
- Araling Panlipunan
- EsP (Values Education)
OEd also offers additional subjects such as:
- Computer Science
- Foreign Language/Elective
All in all, students are expected to complete 6.75 hours of lessons a day.
Students can expect to learn the following each year:
Grade 7 Curriculum
Students will understand more about our culture and geography by studying our history, works, and literature.
Grade 8 Curriculum
Students will be introduced to our neighboring countries in Asia and Africa through their art, history, culture, and literature.
Grade 9 Curriculum
In Grade 9, students will get to see how the world is inter-connected by studying economics, world history, literature, and other related concepts of society.
Grade 10 Curriculum
In this final preparatory year before Senior High School, students should expect to go deeper into subject matters they’ve learned in the years prior.
Why OED Senior High School Is One of The Top Online Middle Schools in The Philippines
OEd Senior High School is the first in the Philippines to offer a fully integrated online middle school program. It upholds OEd’s vision and mission as it responds to the cultural shift to a digitized age, hence its keen commitment to producing students who know who to use technology proficiently and appropriately. OEd Senior High School is dedicated to molding students who are globally competent and compete with graduates from all across the world.
OEd online middle school education is paving the way for many Filipinos and is bringing premium education closer to far-flung locations. Now, students all over the Philippines can enroll in a world-class online school for middle school students at an affordable price no matter where they are.
OEd invests in the latest technology in its online portals, as well as employing the respected thought leaders in their fields to teach its students. Despite being an online middle school, we offer constant support, listening to and diligently answering each of our students queries as thoroughly as possible.
Given the ever-shifting digital environment, OEd has committed to investing in the following for its students’ future:
- The latest learning resources to reflect the new information being discovered every day.
- Top-of-the-line technology for its systems
- Thought-provoking faculty to lead our online learning for middle school program
Rest assured, despite sparing no expense in creating the best possible learning environment for our online middle school students, our tuition fee comes at a reasonable price, as we do not include overhead costs and miscellaneous fees in your child’s fee. Further proof of how we are making quality education more accessible to Filipinos everywhere.