Personalized Education Program (PEP)
CIC-Cebu has been instilling the Personalized Education Program, or PEP, as part of the school's academic curriculum. It aims to lead students to the paths of responsibility, diligence, perseverance, and initiative, and to mold students with the values of humility, simplicity, and charity.
Individual Work, or IW, is the output of PEP. The students, from grades 1 to 10, are required to submit IW in each PEP subject (namely Science, Math, Language, Reading, Filipino, Sibika at Kultura for Elementary/Grades 1-6, and Science, Math, English, Filipino, and History (Economics for Grade 10) for High School/Grades 7-10) on the due date. For elementary, the students' outputs are placed on notebooks with labels of the PEP subject; one notebook per subject. For high school, the students' outputs are placed on intermediate papers. Each PEP subject teacher must have two (2) subject coordinators.
*Roles and Responsibilities of the subject coordinators
• Little teachers during the group encounters
• Receive the IW cards, which contain the lesson, objectives, and activities of a particular lesson in a subject, and return them at the end of each quarter
• Update the progress charts, unless the homeroom/class adviser requires to have the students update their own
• Receive the session plans, which contain the number of cards released in one session, the lessons, objectives, values to be instilled, references, and expected activities and/or outputs
• Serve as the bridge between the subject teacher and the students (not only with regards to IW but to other class activities as well), e.g. The teacher would tell something to the coordinators regarding the activity and the coordinators would announce it to the class.
• Take responsibility in receiving the IW outputs of the students and in returning them to the owner once returned and finished recording the scores (recording of scores depends upon the decision of the subject teacher)
Group Encounter is the discussion of the IW activity in question with the big group: the class. The coordinators usually open the group encounter with the lesson and objectives and allow students, either assigned or volunteered, to share their answers/learnings. This is conducted after the deadline of a particular activity card.
Librarians of the class are responsible in handling, safekeeping, and arranging the PEP books found in separate cabinets according to PEP subject. Usually, there can be 1-2 librarians per subject and another student is assigned to be the Head Librarian, a.k.a keeper of the cabinet keys.
Progress Charts presents the students' progress in doing their IW. These have the list of the names of the students with spaces in grid form every after a student's name. The coordinators (or the students) are required to color the boxes once a student has received his/her checked work. If the boxes are left uncolored/unshaded, then the students either didn't pass their papers or didn't receive their papers.
Products of Instruction board contains IW outputs of students with outstanding presentation, perfect/high scores, and other materials such as class activity, project, and the like. The students can actually modify the board with designs as long as the label "Products of Instruction" is not removed.
Class Subjects and Grading System
- Science and Health*
- M.A.P.E. (Music, Arts, and Physical Education)
- Sibika at Kultura
- Speech (Grades 5-6 only)
- Computer (Grades 4-6 only)
- Science* (Integrated Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
- Mathematics* (Elementary Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Advanced Algebra, Trigonometry, Statistics)
- Filipino* (Grammar and Literature)
- English* (Philippine Literature, Asian Literature, English and American Literature, World Literature)
- PEHM/PEM (Physical Education, Health, and Music/Physical Education and Music)
- Social Studies* (Philippine History, Asian History, World History, Economics)
- Speech (Grades 7-9 only)
- CAT (Grade 10 only)
*PEP subjects (Subjects with IW as requirement)
Students are required to attend their classes as required for them to pass/to proceed to the next grade/year level. Each subject is to be taught by a teacher with the same mastered field, i.e. a Filipino major is to teach a Filipino subject.
The grading system is merely affected by a student's performace. More specifically:
Individual Work 20%
Tests and Quizzes 30%
Periodical Exam 30%
Other subjects without IW have their own criteria for grading.
The grades for Conduct, Homeroom, Co-Curricular and Behavioral Indicators are reflected as:
95 O Outstanding
90-94 VG Very Good
85-89 G Good
80-84 S Satisfactory
75-79 F Fair
74-below NI Needs Improvement
The student's report card contains all numerical and lettered grades and shall be given by the adviser to the parent/guardian during Card Distribution Day, or Card Day, usually two weeks after the Periodical Exams.
Class discussions are the encounters of the students with the teacher. It is during these times that the students may share to the class what they have learned when they did their I.W. and answer the teacher's questions. Exercises and experiments are done within the discussion. Each discussion of a particular lesson ends with a quiz.
Teachers and students alike need a material of instruction to be able to discuss the lesson. The Lower BED Library is the home of the famous Storytelling Room which is meant for Pre-Elementary students until Grade 3. It also has the Computer-on-Wheels usually used for the Elementary teachers. The Upper BED Library, on the other hand, is the home of the Media Center, the place of computers connected to the internet and some instructional materials such as CD players, charts, globes, VHS tapes, pictures, OHP projectors, acetates, DVDs, and the Computer-on-Wheels.
The usage of Computer-on-Wheels requires the permission from the subject teacher. If the CoW is booked by another class, the students may also book for the Viewing Rooms (Room 300, 301, 10-Stewardship, 7-Modesty, 8-Justice) or the Simulation/Multi-Purpose Room. If the viewing room is a classroom, as in the case of 10-Stewardship, 7-Modesty, and 8-Justice, the students of the class and one of the viewing classrooms have to agree upon this matter, also the teachers.
Application is the best way to see if the students completely understand a particular lesson. Subjects like Science, TLE, and Computer have laboratories in which students can perform experiments, hands-on activities, cooking, and the like.
The laboratories are equipped with materials and tools that are to be used by the students.
The Science Laboratories (Biology, Chemistry/Gen. Sci., Physics) serve as the experiment center of the students and sometimes class discussions are conducted there. Each of the laboratories has a teacher's experiment table with a slanting mirror on top for the students to view what is going on on the teacher's experiment table. Also, the laboratories include tables (experiment sinks for the Chem/Gen. Sci. lab) for students to stay.
The T.L.E. Laboratory is equipped with cooking and baking tools stored in cabinets with labels for easy spotting. It also has gas stoves and two long tables for the students to prepare their food. Outside the TLE laboratory are five tables for the rest of the students to stay. The H.E. Apartelle is a mini-house venue wherein students may also perform their TLE activities there, if required. The apartelle is a replica of a simple two-storey house, with living room, dining area, kitchen, and bedrooms.
Th Computer Laboratories have computers, with Windows XP as the operating system. Computer classes are usually held there.
Special Music Classes
CIC-Cebu also implements the Special Music Class, wherein interested and talented students may enrol to learn how to play musical instruments such as piano, guitar, and violin, and/or to enhance their singing voices. The Music Department comprises of different music rooms almost all with one piano each. The music rooms also serve as the "faculty rooms" of the Special Music teachers. If a student enrolls for Special Music Class, he/she is not required to attend the usual music class held in his/her respective classrooms and must therefore proceed to the Music Department when it is his/her Music subject. The student is also required to pay a certain fee for the services rendered to them by the Special Music teachers. At the end of the school year, the Special Music students must participate the Annual Music Recital usually held on the first Sunday of March.