Jesus’ Flock Academy, in compliance with the policies of the Inter-agency Task Force and the Department of Health, will start the School Year through Remote Learning Center Education Mode. Once the government lifts restrictions, we will shift back to the regular Learning Center setup.
The school year 2020-2021 will begin on the 10th of August 2020, Monday and end on the 14th of May 2021, Friday. Recognition Day/Graduation will be on May 15, 2021, Saturday.
- Special Orientation Remote Learning Center for Parents and Students will be scheduled.
Students will work at home from Monday to Friday of every week. Attendance check via Group Chat will start at 8:00 a.m. Remote Classes end at 3:30 p.m.
The Remote Learning Center mode is designed for physical school closure.
Students may wear their school uniforms during school hours. However, they may choose to wear civilian clothing within the school standard dress code. No sleeveless shirts.
The Remote Learning Center mode basically employs the use of cell phones or other gadgets for communication with Supervisors and Monitors as well as attending or accessing lectures.
JFA will continue to uphold the character and moral standards of the school. However, daily monitoring of students’ conduct is in the hands of the parents and guardians.
Guidelines for the daily class procedures will be posted later.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS THE REMOTE LEARNING CENTER AND HOW IS IT DIFFERENT FROM HOMESCHOOLING?
School of Tomorrow® uses proven and tested modules (PACES) or self-learning materials and continues to adhere to its individualized, mastery-based, and Bible-centered distinctive. And the beauty of the system is that it can be implemented through different modalities.
Remote Learning Center Education
The Remote Learning is offered by schools using the system and may be implemented through different ways depending on the internet connectivity in the area. This modality is offered when students cannot come to school due to special circumstances like the current pandemic. However, schools revert back to physical Learning Center mode once it is declared safe.
Jesus’ Flock Academy went into the Remote Learning Center mode is the middle of March due to the community quarantine. Materials were sent home to the students. They worked at home while the teachers, called Supervisors and Monitors, worked from home. They communicated with students basically through Messenger for scoring, inquires, and testing. Video chats are used for group settings. If allowed within the context of a quarantine, Supervisors may personally visit students.
The Remote Learning Center is managed by schools.
Homeschooling is another mode used by School of Tomorrow® Philippines through the Philippine Christian School of Tomorrow-Home Education Program (PCST-HEP). While there are Academic Advisers, this is not a remote arrangement. Parents do the work of supervising and monitoring to facilitate learning. In other words, parents act as the teachers.
WHAT LEARNING MATERIALS ARE USED IN THE REMOTE LEARNING CENTER?
The self-instructional modules of SOT® are called PACEs (Packets of Accelerated Christian Education).
On a regular setting, JFA provides classrooms that enhance maximum individualized learning. Unlike conventional schools, JFA puts students of different ages and academic levels in one room called a “Learning Center” where a “Supervisor” and an assistant provide help and instruction to compliment the learning process made possible through the use of self-instructional materials of the Accelerated Christian Education – A.C.E.® (School of Tomorrow®). In this way, the responsibility of learning is given to the student.
The individualized system of the SOT® allows each student to work at his own pace. It therefore caters to all kinds of children – “the fast-learner, the average, and the slow-learner.” The school does not in any way categorize the students as such but identifies the academic and vocational skills and abilities of every child so that he can be given the correct academic program to prepare him for tertiary education and his future station in life.
For Senior High School
- The SHS program of JFA uses mainly “conventional” classroom lectures. For Remote Learning, however, it is a blended mode making use of online instruction and home-based project and activities. Textbooks mainly used for these subjects.
- For STEM, SOT PACEs are used in Math (Calculus courses) and Science (Advanced Chemistry & Advanced Physics)
HOW IS THE ACADEMIC PROGRESS MONITORED?
In the Remote Learning Center mode, the Supervisors and Monitors track the progress of the students with the assistance of the parents.
WILL THERE BE A PARENT ORIENTATION FOR REMOTE LEARNING?
Parent Orientation is an integral part of JFA education because of the uniqueness of its system. This is usually done seminar-type and parents are given the opportunity to experience the actual pace-work that the students go through. Given our current situation, the Parent Orientation will be conducted online or one-on-one mode. If the quarantine eases before the start of the School Year, parents may be requested to come to school for an actual “immersion” in the system.