/ 17 July 2021

THE DEPARTMENT of Education has released the guidelines on the conduct of remedial and advancement classes for summer 2021.

The department reminded school divisions offices to assist schools in determining the appropriate learning mode for remedial and advancement classes suited to the health situation in the community.

The conduct of remedial, advancement, and enrichment classes for summer 2021 will be from July 19, 2021 to August 21, 2021.

“Remedial and advancement classes must be completed within a six-week period that may include Saturdays. Schools may also opt to shorten the conduct of remedial and advancement classes when the essential learning competencies have already been attained,” Education Secretary Leonor Briones said.

To ensure the protection of learners, teachers, and stakeholders, DepEd required schools to adopt distance learning modalities.

Modular learning in print or digital format shall be adopted using Self-Learning Modules or Alternative Delivery Mode self-instructional modules on competencies in subject areas in which the learner failed.

“Teachers may conduct advance or remedial classes remotely with the help of the resources stored in the DepEd Commons and DepEd Learning Resources Management and Development System. This is crucial to help our learners cope and develop their skills according to Most Essential Learning Competencies in their grade level,” Undersecretary for Curriculum and Instruction Diosdado San Antonio said.

A learner who receives a grade lower than 75 in any subject must be given intervention through remediation and must pass the remedial classes for promotion to the next grade level. Alternatively, schools may require the learners to attend make-up classes during the School Year 2021-2022.

Meanwhile, Senior High Schools may offer advancement classes to learners who opt to pursue their work immersion before School Year 2021-2022. Learners may take advanced subjects before SY 2021-2022 to focus on their work immersion in the succeeding semester.