Basic Education Courses

"If we work upon marble, it will perish; if on brass, time will efface it; if we rear temples, they will crumble into dust; but if we work upon immortal minds, and imbue them with principles , with the just fear of God and love of our fellow men, we engrave on those tablets something that will brighten to all eternity." -Daniel Webster
 
 
REGULAR BASIC EDUCATION COURSES (IN CAMPUS/ONSITE)
 
The school provides a complete Pre-School, Grade School and High School courses  from Pre K1 to Level 12 (Senior High School)  in its physical campus in Mabolo, Cebu City, Philippines.  It uses an INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION of teaching. 
 
PRE-SCHOOL:
     - Pre - K1 (formerly Nursery) - Using a combination of local and American
                  material curriculum
     - Pre - K2 (formerly K-1) - Using the School of Tomorrow's Curriculum
                  (PACES) - Printed Materials
 
GRADE SCHOOL:
     - Kindergarten (formerly K-2) - Using the School of Tomorrow's Curriculum
                  (PACES) - Printed Materials
     - Level 1 to Level 6 -  Using the School of Tomorrow's Curriculum
                  (PACES) - Printed Materials
 
JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL: 
     -  Level 7 to Level 10 (Using an American Interactive We-based digital
                  curriculum with www.time4learning.com for English, Math and
                  Science) - Digital Materials
 
SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL:  (Academic Track: Accountancy, Business and
         Management (ABM) strand and General Academic (GA) Strand)
         -  Level 11 to Level 12 (Using an American Web-based digital
         curriculum for Most subjects) - Combination of Digital Materials and
         Printed Materials
 
The In-Campus/Onsite  Basic Education program of the school provides fully airconditioned classrooms, smaller class size, individualized instructions, international student body, bible-based education,  multiple intelligence teaching strategies, skill and talent exposure activities.  
 
The school also provides Boarding Services through its Homestay Accommodation program to a very few selected students.  The Homestay Accommodation program is hosted by the School Director who is also the Chaplain of the School.
 

GENERAL OBJECTIVES

1. To integrate Biblical principles in all subjects for spiritual, moral and
     intellectual excellence.
2. To provide varied teaching strategies in developing multiple intelligences
     of the students.
3. To establish an academic community that is actively involved in socially
     oriented activities.
4. To instill the spirit of brotherhood and mutual understanding among
     different cultural groups.
 
GOAL
“Development of Christ-centered, discerning individuals who are spiritually equipped, academically competitive and globally aware of any cultural differences.”
 
 
 
 
ACADEMIC STANDARDS
 
The Harvest Individualized Instruction Curriculum is very flexible; it can be effectively taught in different modes of classroom instruction, no one mode being the best method for all students in learning situations. The modes include a "one-on-one" method of instruction, where the teacher instructs a number of individual students at different levels.
 
The Curriculum can be used with small groups, where several students at the same or different levels are working together. They can also be successfully used in the larger, more traditional types of classroom. When teachers "mix and match" these different modes of instruction to meet individual student needs, each child's education can be truly "personalized" . The school incorporates independent and group projects as a teaching tool to stimulate the development and creative and imaginative thought of the student which also leads to Self-Discipline.
 
The Curriculum is built on the concept of Mastery Learning utilizing a Spiral Design of instruction. It provides systematic review (repetition of basic concepts and skills) at three levels . The first is reinforcement of the material within the module itself. Testing is cumulative, requiring the student to recall material from the previous sections, thus creating a constant "spiraling" review. The second level of the spiral is found in the relationship of material between different academic subjects. For example, Language Arts skills, as well as concepts taught in the Bible, Science and Math are integrated throughout the entire curriculum. The third level of the spiral is the review of the same material within a subject at higher levels.
 
Academic content learned at higher levels is an expansion of, and based upon, similar skills and concepts mastered at lower levels. Mastery Learning is based on the premise that optimum learning occurs when students truly "master" the content or skills taught in one learning experience before progressing on to the next one. This concept varies substantially from traditional/conventional academic programs, where students grouped together by chronological grade level progress through the same academic material in the same amount of time; real mastery is seldom experienced by all students in such a program.
 
The Curriculum with its teacher-directed activities, self tests and mastery test, is designed to ensure that mastery learning is a reality for each individual student. The many module activities and questions require students to go beyond objective recall and to draw conclusions that require a conceptual understanding of the material, thus the student is challenged to develop higher level of analytical and evaluative thinking. 
 
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STUDENTS' PROFILE MIX
Students enrolled in the school are a mixture of various nationalities. Most are Filipino nationals with few foreigners like Americans, British, Koreans, Japanese, Indians and other Europeans. Out of these foreigners, some are missionary kids. Of the total enrolment, 70% are Catholics while 30% are children of Christian parents. It provides a coed environment.
 
 
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