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"Matuwid na Pamamahala Tungo sa ARMM na Masagana't Mapayapa."

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Clarification on Age Requirement under K+12

A number of clarifications have reached this office on K+12 policy implementation. One of these is the age requirements for Kindergarten and Grade 1. Divisions have been advised that the age requirements for Kindergarten and Grade 1 are as follows:

a. Kindergarten - the required age is 5-year old and those who will be 5-year by August.

b. Grade 1 - the required age is 6-year old and those who will be 6-year by August.

This age requirement shall be apply to all public schools as well as private schools and pilot madaris regulated by or granted permit/recognition by DepEd-ARMM.

6-year olds and those who will be 6-year old by August, and have no prior kindergarten background shall be accepted in Grade 1. Initially, the Grade 1 teacher will assess their readiness and they will be immersed through the 8-week preschool curriculum to catch up with their classmates.

As the DepEd kindergarten requirement is for 5-year old children only, private schools and pilot madaris in the region offering two-tier kindergarten should adjust their age requirement as follows:

a. Kinder I – 4 years old

b. Kinder II – 5 years old

Private schools and pilot madaris in the ARMM are forewarned that SY 2012-2013 shall be the last year of intake to Kinder I. Starting SY 2013-2014, only the Kindergarten for 5-year old shall be recognized by DepEd-ARMM.

The Schools Division Superintendents are advised to disseminate this information to the general public through available local media and to direct their respective Private School Supervisor/Coordinator to disseminate this memo among all private schools and pilot madaris in the locality.

"Matuwid na pamamahala tungo sa ARMM sa masagana't mapayapa"

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