Global City Innovative College Applies 21st Century Learning to Senior High School

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Six or seven years in elementary + four years in high school + four years in college.

That’s the equation that most of us are familiar with. But the Philippine government has modified the formula with the recent addition of two more years in high school. Beginning school year 2016, students will not be accepted into college unless they finish grades 11 and 12. And high school diplomas will only be issued to graduates of grade 12. The mandate on Grades 11 and 12 or what is collectively referred to as Senior High School has caused confusion and elicited a lot of complaints from parents and students.

But is it really such a bad thing? “Senior high school will allow our graduates to meet the global standard requirement of twelve years of basic education. It will let Filipinos be globally competitive. Those who want to work abroad will not have to take additional state examinations or certifications and will receive commensurate compensation,” rationalized Engr. Mike Tan, Global City Innovative College (GIC) President, during a meeting with a group of parent writers. Read this article »

Why Homeowners Are Choosing Contractors Over Do-It-Yourself

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When it comes time to make those important renovations to the home, homeowners have a handful of options. Many are trying to find a contractor now because they aren’t comfortable doing things on their own. Others are taking a major risk and doing their home improvement job on their own. This is a choice that could potentially save money if the homeowner knows what he’s doing. For the majority of homeowners, though, it’s not possible to complete a home project on one’s own without going over budget and going way over deadline. These two reasons are primarily why so many people are choosing good contractors over do-it-yourself options.

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Music Practice

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Some may say that homeschooling will give us more time for other things to do. On the contrary, for some reason, our schedule is almost always full that we find ourselves not having enough time for extra-curricular activities even if our homeschooling schedule is not so rigid to begin with.

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Home school desk makeover

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From the time that our son was less than a year old, we have trained him to pack away. At 10 years old, he’s expected to be considerably an expert at this. For some reason, in this department, it is still hit and miss. I think he’s gotten used to me being around to remind me of his responsibility. For the most part, it’s not uncommon for me to get frustrated over how this home office looks like.

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Points to Choose the Best Essay Writing Service

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When you need to cope with some writing assignment but have no time or it just seems too complicated, the right decision is to find the best essay writing service and ensure this task to them. Paying the Company quite reasonable price, you can get professionally written paper and forget about worries and stress. However, it is so easy to get lost among the great variety of services, which offer their help and just looking through numerous reviews is usually useless, as they promise quite the same things. Read this article »

Homeschool break = annual anniversary trip!

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Our homeschooler is thrilled as our annual anniversary trip is very fast approaching (this means no PACES and school break), he’s counting the days! As opposed to our previous overseas trips that involved sweaters, cardigans, bonnets and thick cashmere shawls, this trip is going to be even more tropical (I think( than Manila. Yikes! But we’re still looking forward to our travel since it’s our first time to fly to Singapore!

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Two PACE sets shy away from leveling up to Grade 6!

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This is the longest time we have stayed at a level in all our five years of homeschooling. But then again, we aren’t on a rush since our dear student is still 9 year old. The subjects are really getting more challenging by the level. Especially Math.

Our homeschooler is getting better and better at his recent PACE tests have yielded perfect on at least 5 out of his 8 subjects. We recently added a soccer class to his schedule. Read this article »

Guitar Lessons with Teacher Papa

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It has been a while since my husband stood as Teacher Papa to our homeschooler. That will change very soon as he steps up to schedule regular guitar lesson sessions with our very dear student. Instead of enrolling him in a music school, personally training and teaching our son will not just deem practical for our pockets but will also be rewarding as this could also mean a regular father and son bonding time for them.

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Sem Break Soccer Clinic

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My husband and I are plenty thrilled even as we recently registered Jed to a soccer clinic that he will attend throughout the semestral break. Hubs has been into soccer for as long as he can remember. That’s just one of his passions and we love that our homeschooler will be able to do this during the sem break. Technically, we really don’t do sem breaks as we homeschool. In fact, we go on with our regular homeschooling schedule even during times that we hear from the news that classes are suspended. That just don’t apply with us since we are not affected by typhoons since we stay indoors.

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