The Department of Education through the Private Education Assistance Committee (PEAC) will be re-opening the application for the Senior High School (SHS) Voucher Program next week.
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.
All applications must be done strictly online by accessing PEAC's Online Voucher Application Portal (OVAP) at http://ovap.deped.gov.ph
Applications will be accepted from April 22 to May 6, 2016 only. The deadline is non-extendable. Results will be announced on or before May 20, 2016.
Concerns and queries regarding the ESC and SHS Voucher programs can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or to the DepEd Action Center at (02) 636-1663 or (02) 633-1942.