Open High School Program (OHSP)

What is Open High School Program?

OHSP is an acronym for Open High School Program. It is an alternative mode of formal secondary education program run by the Bureau of Secondary Education (BSE) of the Department of Education (DepED) of the Republic of the Philippines. The program provides an opportunity for elementary school graduates, high school drop-outs and successful examinees of the Philippine Education Placement Test (PEPT) to complete secondary education in a purely distance learning mode. The program provides printed self-learning modules for students to use for their lessons and classroom activities.

Who are qualified to enroll in OHSP?

Students who wishes to avail of OHSP must meet the following qualifications:

  1. Filipino citizen
  2. Independent learner
  3. Have completed the pre-requisite grade or year level
  4. Must pass the Independence Learning Readiness Test (ILRT) and the Informal Reading Inventory (IRI)

When can I avail of OHSP?

OHSP is available anytime. It is not dependent on the calendar of the regular school year. Student may start at their own time and at their own pacing, provided they complete their entire high education within a maximum period of six (6) years.

Where is OHSP offered?

OHSP is available nationwide. All interested parties may contact the DORP Coordinator at the nearest DepED Division Office. The DORP Coordinator will direct the applicant to the nearest schools where EASE is offered.

In the Division of Marikina City, OHSP is offered in Marikina High School.

Why offer OHSP?

OHSP is intended for students who would otherwise be unable to pursue formal secondary education due the rigid requirement of regular class schedules. It is an alternative to attending regular classes but is not designed to be beneficial to all students. Most students may still learn best by attending the regular formal secondary education.