The City Schools Division of Balanga, now on its fourth year, has been effectively functioning as a City Division in Region III, with three (3) consecutive years of remarkable achievement as the topnotcher in the region as far as the National Achievement Test is concerned. Indeed, it did not take time out to rest on its laurels. Rather, it focused its efforts to strive higher; this time emerged first in the region and third in the country’s rank list of NAT results, which means, the high performance of the City Schools Division of Balanga is reliable. As the saying goes “where there is consistency, there is reliability”. Its founder, its leaders and its people are happy to find that our VISION OF SCHOOLS OF EXCELLENCE is a possible dream. It works! This is because there are committed stakeholders of education who do not only speak about EXCELLENCE but embrace it as their way of life. Their positive attitudes are the miracles that make things happen in the schools.
This Division Education Development Plan reflects our vision to sustain Schools of Excellence in general, along the key priorities and strategies in particular, spelled out in the Acronym – “INSPIRED”, where;
for Increased (MPS) of learners
for No non-readers in schools
for Solved problems on Non-numerates
for Performance indicators raised
for Improved instruction (ECE, SPED, ALS, Elem. & Sec. Level)
for Resource generation enhanced thru partnerships
for Experiential Learning strengthened
for Decreased Drop-Out rate
These key priorities for the next six (6) years can be attained through the following strategies; namely, School-Based INSETS/LAC Sessions; School Heads Supervisory Visits/Conferences; School Governing Council (SGC) participation, Supplementary Feeding, School Innovations (Action Research)
Textbooks and Instructional Materials, Improvement of School Facilities (BRIGADA ESKWELA/PTA Proj.), Regular Assessment of Learners, Service Contracting (Pre-School), Literacy Classes (ALS), Remedial Instruction, Tracking of Students at Risk, Fund Management and Use of Common Sense.