|Über uns||Angelicum College is the only self-paced and non-graded Catholic learning institution in the Philippines|
Angelicum College is committed to:
• nurture the uniqueness of each learner through mastery learning and individualized, self-paced, modular, non-graded system of education
• respond to the needs of the society thorough the revered virtues of Veritas, Caritas, Justitia and Fortitudo
• uphold the Filipino Dominican Philosophy of Education
Angelicum College, the county’s pioneer in the non-graded system, envisions herself to be preferred Catholic Institution that forms learners to become academically competent, socially responsive and morally upright through the self-paced mode of learning for the service of the Church, the nation and the world.
Angelicum College started out as an educator's simple dream to break free from the traditional educational system. When he was an elementary student at the Colegio de San Juan de Letran, Fr. Rogelio Alarcon, O.P had already begun toying with the idea of a school that would cater to the individual needs of each student and discard the traditional concept of grading.
But it would be years later before his idea would take serious shape. He started to expound on the system without grades, without failures while making comparative studies on the different systems of education while studying at the UST Graduate School.
In 1972, a few months after he was appointed first Provincial of the Philippine Dominican Province, he was able to convince some educators and the Province to put up a non-graded school. It was to be called "Angelicum" after one of the Dominican houses of studies in Rome and its whole existence would be justified by the nature of each individual child. Its philosophy would be "to do what is best for the learners."
In May of 1972, the Ministry of Education and Culture granted permission for the operation of this unique school. It was opened after one month of relentless activity which involved looking for a building, recruiting teachers, enrolling students, getting classroom materials, and arranging for school services.
On July 5, 1972, Angelicum School was born: six classrooms and a small library all housed at the Dominican seminary; 315 young boys under the care of 9 creative, responsible and experienced teachers who were willing to undertake a paradigm shift. It carried out the embodiment of the Dominican ideals of charity, justice, and fortitude. Angelicum became the first non-graded school in the Philippines.
In the second year of its existence, Angelicum's enrollment doubled. The first floor of the St. Dominic Building was finished in time to house the fast growing populace.
|Gegründet||July 5, 1972|