1. Educational Service Contracting (ESC)
Educational Service Contracting (ESC) is a partnership program by the Department of Education (DepEd) aimed at decongesting overcrowded public junior high school. In ESC, the excess capacities of certified private junior high schools are “contracted” through slot allocations for students who would otherwise have gone to public schools. The slots come with subsidies called ESC grants, and program beneficiaries are called ESC grantees.
ESC aims to make quality junior high school education accessible by providing financial assistance to deserving elementary graduates who wish to study junior high school in private schools.
ESC grantees are assured of financial assistance throughout junior high school as long as they meet the
requirements for regular promotion in each grade level.
There will be an ESC Orientation for Parents and Students at the beginning of the school year. All information and application procedures for the ESC grant will be discussed here.
2. DepEd Senior High School Voucher Program