Programs and Curriculum
General Education Program
The general education program recognizes that students from K-12 have their own learning styles, strengths, and difficulties. Students of all ages come to school with a combination of unique and shared patterns of values, knowledge, and experience of the world and their place in it.
By promoting open communication with understanding and respect, RIS encourages students to become active, compassionate, lifelong learners. The RIS education is holistic in nature—it is concerned with the whole person. Along with cognitive development, RIS programs address students’ social, emotional, and physical well-being.
RIS values and offers opportunities for students to become active and caring members of local, national, and global communities. All these are concretized by RIS, following academic standards that are adapted from international curricula. The sources of RIS curricula include the Singaporean curriculum for English, Mathematics, and Science; Common Core State Standards of the United States for Social Studies; and the Philippines’ Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013.
1.Philippines K-12 Curriculum (R.A. 10533): The K to 12 Program covers Kindergarten and 12 years of basic education (six years of primary education, four years of Junior High School, and two years of Senior High School) to provide sufficient time for mastery of concepts and skills, develop lifelong learners, and prepare graduates for tertiary education, middle-level skills development, employment, and entrepreneurship. Contextualization and enhancements are done to make the curriculum relevant to the 21st century learners. To ensure integrated and seamless learning, spiral progression is applied. This will gear them up for the future and nurture the holistically developed 21st century learners.
2.The Singaporean English, Math, and Science Curriculum is a holistic and broad-based educational program that helps students to build conceptual knowledge and challenges them to think critically.
3.The Common Core State Standards of the United States for Social Studies Curriculum is an integrated program that is designed to prepare students with the skills and knowledge for life inside and outside the classroom. These include critical-thinking skills and the ability to read texts closely and attentively in a way that will help them understand and appreciate history and current events. Students will learn to use logical reasoning and evidence collection skills that are essential for success in college, career, and life in general. In addition, RIS standards lay out a vision of what it means to be a person who is prepared for success in the 21st century.
SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
While a general education curriculum is beneficial for regular students, RIS also offers profound academic advantages for children who are gifted as well as for those with learning disabilities. As the learning process is centered on the student, it allows the learner to advance on his or her personal pace and not be restricted by or not have to try to catch up with the rest of the class.
Furthermore, since all major subjects are individualized, a student’s specific academic strength or weakness can be quickly identified and acted upon while still allowing him/her to be part of a class of his same age or his peers.
Need-based Education Program(NEP) Students with Learning Disability
→Exceptional students or students with a high propensity for learning in one or more subjects can develop up to their fullest through RIS individualized system.
→The school recognizes that having a learning disability does not equate to being intellectually disabled.. Students with learning disabilities are unique in a way that they process information differently.
Literacy Enhanced Academic Program (L.E.A.P)
Students with Special Needs
→LEAP is designed to meet the academic needs and functioning requirements of our students.
→This enables students to learn with their age group during specific time periods based on their skills while receiving academic support in accordance with their performance level.
- English as Second Language (ESL)
- Special Filipino Language Program
- Oral Communication Program
SPECIAL EDUCATION L.E.A.P. Programs
Social Thinking Class
EXTRA CURRICULAR PROGRAMS
-Basic Oil Pastel
-Arts & Crafts
Reach International School adapts to the changes of the “new normal” to ensure the continuity of learning. RIS established a Learning Continuity Plan that will provide students quality education using various forms and learning modalities. It is designed to cater to all kinds of learners through the facilitation of different modes of learning and delivery.
School Year 2022 - 2023
Hybrid Learning splits time between face-to-face learning and online learning. Hybrid Learning is more flexible since, in this modality, coursework is intentionally designed to be delivered online for specific activities and in-person for others. Students attend on-campus classes at designated times, especially for topics/courses and activities that require strict monitoring and guidance from the teacher. Then, to limit interactions, some of the lessons will still be conducted online, which may be synchronous or asynchronous.
Teaching and learning will be both asynchronous and synchronous. There will be times when students will meet with teachers online for class discussions as a group and one on one. There will also be times when students will work at home with the assistance of their parents.
1. Synchronous Session – Students are given Interactive virtual/online classes, which are facilitated by specific subject teachers through Online Video Conferencing.
2. Asynchronous Session – Students are given time to work on their task/s online or offline independently while the teachers remain online and available at specific time for consultation.
This learning modality involves regular in-person meetings between teachers and students for the delivery of course content and learning materials.