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How to Apply Online for the SHS Voucher Program

DepEd to re-open online application for SHS Voucher Program

The Department of Education through the Private Education Assistance Committee (PEAC) will re-open the online application for the Senior High School (SHS) Voucher Program on April 22, 2016.

All applications must be done strictly online. Applicants must fill up the online application form and upload a scanned copy of all the following documents:

1. Colored ID picture (2x2)
2. Latest copy of the Grade 10 Report Card
3. Birth Certificate
4. Proof of financial capacity of the parents / guardian (any of the following)

  • Latest Income Tax Return
  • Certificate of Employment (stating position and monthly income)
  • Certificate of Tax Exemption from BIR or Municipal Certification of Unemployment

Applications will be accepted until May 6, 2016 only. The deadline is non-extendable. Results will be announced on or before May 20, 2016.

The SHS Voucher Program is intended for completers of Grade 10 who would like to pursue SHS education in private schools, private universities and colleges, local or state universities and colleges offering SHS and technical and vocational institutions offering SHS starting School Year 2016-2017. It provides students with a subsidy that enables them to get a discount on the cost of tuition and other school fees for SHS.

To date, more than 50,000 non-ESC private school grade 10 completers have been awarded vouchers. All public school Grade 10 completers and all private school Grade 10 completers who are Education Service Contracting (ESC) grantees are automatically qualified voucher recipients. These students do not need to apply for vouchers.

The application will be re-opened to enable more Grade 10 completers to have the option to enroll in SHS in private schools, private universities and colleges, local or state universities and colleges or technical vocational institutions in June 2016.

Concerns and queries regarding the ESC and SHS Voucher programs can be directed to or to the DepEd Action Center at (02)636-1663(02)633-1942.

DepEd, PEAC release ESC slot allocations for 2016-2017

ESC participating schools can now view their ESC slot allocations for SY 2016-2017 that are posted in their respective ESC IMS accounts. Schools can access their ESC IMS accounts through the PEAC website at

For 2016-2017, ESC fixed slot allocations in Grade 7 shall be equal to the actual Grade 7 ESC grantees last school year or at least 60 slots. New schools shall get 50 Grade 7 slots.

In addition to fixed slot allocations, schools also get incentive slot allocations based on their accreditation status and certification rating, which are as follows: Level 2 Accreditation and above get 60 incentive slots; Level 1 Accreditation get 30 incentive slots; and Certification rating of 3.00 and above get 30 incentive slots.

For inquiries on the slot allocations, please call the PEAC National Secretariat at (02) 845-0169. Schools can also send an email to

Announcement: Verification of Payment for JHS INSET, SHS Trainings and Regional Orientation on the SHS Voucher Program, ESC, TSS

All participants who have registered online for the training/orientation seminars, please take note of the following for ease in the verification of payment at the venue:

A. To those who paid through PhilSmile’s BPI bank account, let EACH participant bring the following:

  • Identification Card (ID);
  • Online registration confirmation slip OR Payment Reference Number/Student ID, if no confirmation slip was received through email;
  • Photocopy of the BPI deposit slip. If the amount of payment is for more than one (1) person, the deposit slip should have an accompanying summary or breakdown of payment per person and training/orientation to be attended.

B. To those who paid through PhilSmile’s payment merchants, let EACH participant bring the following:

  • Identification Card (ID);
  • Online registration confirmation slip OR Payment Reference Number/Student ID if no confirmation slip was received through email;
  • Photocopy of the payment acknowledgement receipt issued by payment merchant

DepEd SHS Voucher Program Poster

RSITE application period extended until May 31, 2016

The PEAC National Secretariat will accept applications and requirements for the Research for School Improvement Towards Excellence (RSITE) Program until May 31, 2016. Those who are interested to apply should read the guidelines at

For inquiries, please call the Communications and Research Unit at (02) 845-0169 or (02) 844-5557 local 162.

Announcement: SHS Voucher Application results posted at OVAP website

Results of the SHS Voucher applications have been released last March 18, 2016. Please go to to check the results.

The SHS Voucher Program of the Department of Education (DepEd) provides qualified public and private Junior High School (JHS) completers with government subsidies which will enable them to enroll and study in private and non-DepEd public senior high schools. Public students and ESC grantees who completed Grade 10 are automatically entitled to the voucher.

Announcement: Online registration and payment for JHS INSET and SHS Teacher Training extended until March 31, 2016

Those who are interested to attend the JHS INSET and SHS Teacher Training for private schools can still register online at and pay until March 31, 2016. For payment concerns, please call PhilSmile at (02) 433-5675 or (02) 512-8022.

All participants of the JHS INSET and SHS Teacher Training are requested to accomplish a pre-training information sheet found at after the online registration and payment.

The JHS INSET for Grade 7-10 teachers in private schools is a three-day, two-track training program that is designed for the newly hired/probationary teachers and senior/permanent teachers. It aims to develop the competencies of teachers as designers, assessors, and facilitators of learning as they deliver the K to 12 standards-based curriculum.

The SHS Teacher Training is a three-day training for teachers who will handle the Grade 11 core subjects. The training is designed to expand teacher tools in the classroom, encourage reflection of practice through continuous feedback and mentoring, and demonstrate excellent teaching practices through hands-on workshops.


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