August 25, 2009
DO 90, s. 2009
Revised Classroom Program That Reduces Teaching and Learning Time in the Elementary Level

To: Undersecretaries
Assistant Secretaries
Bureau Directors
Regional Directors
Schools Division/City Superintendents
Heads, Public Elementary Schools

  1. In response to the alarming size or population of learners in a class or crowded classrooms, safety of young pupils and public clamor for lesser learning loads, the Department of Education (DepED) will implement a revised classroom program and subject nomenclature which integrated some learning areas that results to reduced learning hours in the elementary level.
  2. Starting August, School Year 2009-2010, the designated grade levels will follow the number of hours as indicated below:Grades I and II – four (4) hours
    Grade III – four (4) hours and thirty (30) minutes
    Grades IV-V and VI – five (5) hours
  3. To compensate for the reduced number of hours per day, Edukasyong Pagpapakatao (EP) will be integrated in all learning areas from Grades I to VI, Sibika at Kultura will be integrated in Filipino from Grades I to III, while Musika, Sining at Edukasyong Pagpapalakas ng Katawan (MSEP) will be integrated in Heograpiya, Kasaysayan at Sibika (HKS) from Grades IV to VI.
  4. A sample classroom program with the corresponding time allotment per learning area/grade level is shown in the Enclosure.
  5. All schools that claim to lack classrooms shall implement this Order.
  6. Immediate dissemination of and compliance with this Order is directed.

Encl.: As stated
Reference: DepED Memorandum: No. 308, s. 2008 Allotment: 1- -(D.O. 50-97)

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