The Montessori De Sagrada Familia has been a recipient school of the Fund for Assistance to Private Education (FAPE) since 2014. The said trust fund aims to give private high school students yearly financial assistance from the start of their junior high school education (Grade 7) up to senior high school (Grade 12).
On October 6, 2021, MDSF is set to be evaluated by the FAPE’s regulating body, the Private Education Assistance Committee for an e-recertification visit. In the said online evaluation, a panel of recertifiers will look into the following school plans based on FAPE-prescribed tools: MDSF Standards-Based School Improvement Plan (SSIP) and the School Readiness and Recovery Plan (SRRP). These school plans consist of certain areas and standards that require supporting programs, activities, systems and processes and documentation created by Sagradan employees from different units/departments. If the school obtains a recertification rating of “passed”, MDSF students will continue receiving the FAPE financial assistance for another five years.
Mrs. Rowena Jumaquio, Junior High School (JHS) Department Head said that the preparation for the said e-recertification has required the members of the academic council and the JHS teachers to devote a generous amount of time and resources as they prepared the documents to be checked by FAPE. This will be the first time that the school will be recertified in her two years as a department head.
On the other hand, Ms. Ma. Cristina Camangon, Senior High School Department Head said that the SHS faculty have adjusted their file management practices to ensure a smooth workflow as part of their preparations for the e-recertification.
The school principal, Mrs. Maria Cristina S. Silamor is calling the Sagradan community to pray for the positive outcome of the recertification. The financial assistance, when continued yearly, would be a big help for families who have been greatly affected by the pandemic. She is very confident that through the combined efforts of all stakeholders, the recertification would be another accomplishment as the school celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.