Southpoint School adopts a curriculum patterned after the K to 12 framework of the Department of Education, which aims for holistic development and the acquisition of 21st century skills. The curriculum is designed to support the multiple intelligences of the students and is built around core competencies that cover:
Our mission is to provide students with a learning experience that emphasizes academic excellence and personal responsibility, enabling the students to make a successful transition into higher education and to become value-creating leaders of society.
The Dynamic Learning Program
The Dynamic Learning Program or DLP is the main teaching method employed by Southpoint School in its Middle School to High School Programs. Developed by spouses Dr. Christopher Bernido and Dr. Ma. Victoria Carpio-Bernido of the Central Visayan Institute Foundation, DLP is a Systems Approach to Process-Induced learning geared towards developing each child to his or her fullest potential.
In DLP, lectures and class discussion are done only about 1/4 of the time (the rest being allotted for written and other hands-on activities). In this program, 70-80% of the time is allocated for independent learning, where students are required to make their own portfolio of the daily activities they do in each of their subjects. This requires them to read, write, draw, organize, create goals and follow a systematic plan in order to accomplish their learning objectives. Students learn how to work independently with adequate supervision, thus enabling them to be responsible for their own learning resulting in more confident, able and resilient learners.
What kind of classroom activities must be given to the students under the Dynamic Learning Program?