Chosen Education – Casa del Libro Overview
Last year 2021, we decided to transition from homeschooling to online learning. I looked for nearby schools that offers online learning but unfortunately the tuition fee is the same as the school’s regular face to face class. For me, they should have lowered the rate since the kids will not use the school facilities naman, the rate is not economical and practical as per my opinion.
I am glad I found out about this school called Casa del Libro.
Casa De Libro is a DepEd accredited school (School Number 424609) that offers NKP, Elementary, and Junior High School. Their blended programs cater to all types of learning styles – Digi Module, Independent Learning, Online Distance Learning and SPED.
We decided to enroll Ren to their Online Distance Learning class but under the SPED program. The rate is the same but we added additional P1500 for the Individualized Education Program or IEP. But this next school year, we decided not to include IEP anymore since Ren can manage the class requirement without it naman.
The Grade 8 class where Ren belongs to started with only 13 students, then after a month 3 students entered so they became 16. It is still a small class size and that’s okay. Their class was scheduled in the afternoon because there are students who are overseas. They have 3 hours synchronous and 2 hours asynchronous.
Having classmates is one of the reasons why we decided to transfer Ren to an online class from homeschooling. He barely goes out and socialize because he is still anxious of the virus so online socialization is the only option he has. Kasi, compared when he was still homeschooled and before the pandemic, we usually have a weekly sports program where he meet kids and also play with kids on the neighborhood. Pero ngayon talagang wala, kami lang kausap nya.
Luckily most of his classmates are friendly and they understand his quirks. They know about his condition because he told it to the class during the meet and greet program. During group sessions, he can communicate well naman, express what he wants and suggest activities that they can do (or not).
Regarding the teachers, I can say that all are nice but unfortunately not everyone are very strict. They can teach well naman and handle the class but one of the rules kasi na hindi talaga nila strictly na maipatupad ay yung pag open ng camera. I understand if the student is using a mobile phone or using a data to connect, but some do not and yet they are not opening their cam. The teachers kept on reminding them to do it, pero may mga di pa din sumusunod. For me, opening the cam is important to make them more responsible kasi nga may nakakakita sa kanila. Pwede kasing nag attendance lang yung kid, tapos tulog pala or wala sa chair nya.
I want to commend the teachers also for being approachable and they offer advice and guidance even after the class. There are times that Ren asks some of his teachers for guidance regarding his anxiety. Minsan sawa na siguro sya na kami lang nag-aadvice sa kanya.
They also offer seminars for parents with various topics and they have support groups too. Kids may also enroll in their STEM program (with extra cost).
Overall, we are okay with this school and even enrolled for another year. If you are looking for a homeschool provider that is DepEd accredited or still want your kid under Online Distance Learning, then you might want to consider them too.
Check their Facebook page here – https://www.facebook.com/CasaDelLibro2009
This is their ENROLLMENT PACK: https://bit.ly/3NkppkH