1. Is HAPI a homeschool provider?
NO. Members of HAPI are homeschool providers and homeschool support groups, NOT individual persons.
2. What are the differences between a homeschool service provider and a homeschool support group?
Is a school or service center that provides homeschooling services such as keeping of school records, i.e. transcripts and documents needed to be able to go back to public or private schools and/or college.
In addition, they provide homeschool materials, curriculum, and the like. They also organize parent workshops and trainings, student activities, and other learning experiences needed in order to complement enrolled families’ homeschooling journeys.
Homeschool Support Group
Primarily provides support to homeschoolers, usually through organizing activities geared towards homeschoolers, and online interaction and encouragement.
3. How can I be a member of HAPI?
HAPI is open for membership to homeschool providers or formally organized homeschool support groups/organizations who are willing to abide by the association rules and regulations, and pay the monthly membership fee.
4. Is homeschooling legal in the Philippines?
YES! According to DECS Memorandum No. 216, s. 1997:
- The Family Code of the Philippines (Article 20) and Articles XIV & XV of the 1997 Philippine Constitution recognize that parents have the primary responsibility of training and educating children especially in their formative years.
- In view of this, a home education program for children is proposed for implementation on a pilot basis for SY 1997 – 1998. The first year of implementation shall be limited to selected private institutions which shall be accredited by the DECS as implement of he Program. It can expand to other schools after they try-out period.
- Home education is designed to provide an alternative delivery system of educating children who for some reasons or for other circumstances cannot avail of the formal system of instruction in a regular school.