What is a voucher Program?
This program enables Grade 10 completers from public and private Junior High Schools (JHS) TO ENROLL IN private high school, 2) private university or college, 3) state or local university or college, or 4) technical-vocational school, which will offer the Senior High School program starting SY 2016-2017.
Through the Voucher Program, students and their families are able to exercise greater choice in deciding the Senior High School program that is most relevant to their needs and career goals. A certain amount will be subsidized b DepEd to private SHS to offset the cost of tuition.
Who will benefit from the Voucher Program? Can I apply?
All JHS completers from public junior high school are qualified to receive the full voucher values.
Private Junior High School completers who are on Education Service Contracting (ESC) grants will receive 80% of the full voucher value.
JHS completers from private school and non DepEd schools can also apply for vouchers worth 80% of the full voucher value.
Students will be notified of their eligibility prior to completing Grade 10. No monetary value is given to the student directly instead the subsidy is remitted to the Senior High School where he/she will enroll.
What are the advantages of the Voucher Program?
The voucher program can provide high-quality education for all types of students. Even those who normally do not have the financial means will be able to choose from different schools. They will not be limited to the schools that are provided by the DepEd.
How much is the value of the voucher in NCR?
The actual amount of the vouchers will depend on the location of the SHS where the student will enroll.
JHS completers who will enroll in a SHS located in the National Capital Region (NCR) will receive full voucher value of PhP 22,500.