DepEd reassures continuation of SHS Voucher Program

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The Department of Education (DepEd) wishes to reassure the public that the Senior High School(SHS) Voucher Program will continue to be implemented in School Year 2021-2022. Learners who are qualified under the department’s criteria are not required to apply for the SHS VP because they are already considered ally qualified.

DepEd is committed to ensuring the continuation of the SHS VP and its other Government Assistance and Subsidies programs, to the extent that funding is made available to DepEd.These students will be able to use their vouchers for Grade 11 in SY 2021-2022:

  • Learners who completed/will complete Grade 10 in DepEd public schools in SY 2020-2021;
  • Learners who completed/will complete Grade 10 in SUCs and LUCs during SY 2020-2021; and
  • Learners who completed/will complete Grade 10 in private schools that are Education Service Contracting (ESC) grantees in the school year 2020-2021.

The Department is preparing to open an online voucher application process for incoming Grade 11 learners who passed the Alternative Learning System (ALS) Accreditation and Equivalency (A&E) Test for Junior High School level no earlier than 2016, ALS learners who passed the Portfolio Assessment, and ALS learners who passed the Grade 10 Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT), provided these learners met the eligibility requirements.



Voucher applications for incoming Grade 11 learners who completed Grade 10 in private junior high schools and are not grantees under the DepEd ESC Program will open once the DepEd receives additional funding from the Department of Budget and Management or upon the occurrence of other circumstances that may allow the DepEd to accommodate more voucher program participants. The DepEd has been in close communication with the appropriate offices regarding its request for additional funding.

Detailed guidelines on the application process for SHS Vouchers for SY 2021-2022 will be made available on the websites and other official platforms of the Department of Education and the Private Education Assistance Committee (PEAC).

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