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Academic Load

 

A.
An academic year consists of two (2) semesters and one summer team. The DepEd/CHED approved school calendar contains the number of school days per semester/summer which are posted at the Registrar's Office and the Academic Dean's Offices.
B.
The regular load of students every semester is prescribed in their curricula. According to the 1992 Manual of regulations for Private Schools, a student can carry an overload of six (6) units or two (2) three-unit subjects every term provided the student has no failures in subjects taken in the previous term. Department Order No. 3,s. 1994 further support this rule allowing students to carry over loads in order to graduate even before the fourth year term of studies. Subjects taken without the necessary prerequisites has been taken.
In determining the maximum number of units allowed, Theology and NSTP are not included. For summer term, the maximum number of unit loads is nine (9) units for non-graduating and 12 units for graduating srudents with approval from the Dean and the Registrar.

Attendance in Class

 

A.
Class Hours. A three-unit subject is normally equivalent to three-hours lecture each week for the whole semester of 18 weeks.
For Computer and Typing subjects, a three-unit course is equivalent to one (1) hour lecture and two (2) hours laboratory each week. For Science Laboratory subjects, a five-unit course is equivalent to three (3) hours lecture and six (6) hours laboratory each week. A four-unit subject is equivalent to two 92) hours lecture and four (4) hours laboratory. In Criminalistics, a four-unit subject is equivqlent to 3 hours lecture and 2 hours laboratory per week.
B.
Absences. The policies on student absences are as follows:
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1.
A student is allowed a maximum of 11 hour-absences (20% of the total class hours each subject whether such absences are staggered or continuous, beyond which he shall be marked "dropped". This policy should not be taken as a privilege but as a provision to consider possible future absence that may be incurred because of sickness to be supported by a Medical Certificate and in extreme necessities and other circumstances beyond the control of the student.
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2.
A student is allowed a maximum of 11 hour-absences (20% of the total class hours each subject whether such absences are staggered or continuous, beyond which he shall be marked "dropped". This policy should not be taken as a privilege but as a provision to consider possible future absence that may be incurred because of sickness to be supported by a Medical Certificate and in extreme necessities and other circumstances beyond the control of the student.
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3.
A student who is absent at a time a quiz is given (announced or unannounced) shall NOT be given any special quiz except for valid reasons stated in Section 3.C.
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4.
A student who has been duly appointed representative of the school in educational, cultural, religious, athletic and social activities will be permitted to take a special test missed during his/her attendance to such activities.
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5.
A student who is absent from his/her class shall secure an admission slip from the Guidance Officer for re-admission to that class.

Examinations

 

A.
Periodic Examination. All students are required to take the scheduled periodic examinations: Preliminaries, Mid-Terms and Finals. No exemptions in examinations are allowed. Culminating activities, field trips or excuresions do not replace a written examination and are not to be scheduled during these periodic examinations.
B.
Permit to take the Examination. Before a student is permitted to take his periodic examination, a clearance from all school financial obligations must be obtained from the Account's Office. Permit is issued only to student who has paid the necessary fees for the period and has shown his/her clearance.
C.
Special/Late Examination/Make-Up Test. A student who is unable to take a periodic examination should see the Dean/Principal for special test. Only in cases of conflict of schedule, sickness or failure to pay the tuition fee on time is a special examiantion allowed. Failure to take the special examination on the scheduled date will mean a grade of zero "0" in that particular test. A fee of P20, is charged for each special periodic examination given by the teacher concerned for the preparation of the special examination and extra time involved to give the test.
Make-up tests for missed quizzes under valid reasons like sickness and hospitalization (Medical Certificate Required) accident and death, and/or crises in the family, will be given to the student by the faculty member concerned after presentation of a permit from the Dean/Principal.

Selective Retention Policy in Particular Programs/Colleges

 

Some departments/colleges adopt a selective retention policy.
1.
Education Program
a.
 
Must not have a failing grade in any of the major subjects.
b.
  Must have a weighted average of 2.5 or its equivalent every end of the semester.
2.
College of Information Technology/Criminology
a.
 
Must not have a failing grade in any of his major subjects.
3.
College of Accountancy
2nd Year Students
FIRST SEMESTER
a.
 
Must have passed all subjects enrolled during the previous semester. Failure in Accounting 1 & 2 is a cause for perpetual disqualification. If the student dropped Accounting 1 & 2 during the previous year, applicant may be considered to take the subject with proper justification.
SECOND SEMESTER
a.
 
Must have passed all subjects enrolled during the previous semester. Failure in Accounting 3 & 4 is a cause for perpetual disqualification. If the student dropped Accounting 3 & 4 during the previous term, applicant may be reconsidered to retake the subject with proper justification.
b.
 
Must pass the battery test given at the end of the second semester of the second year for admission to the third year level.
3rd & 4th Year Students
a.
 
May be allowed to repeat subjects failed/dropped with proper advise from the Dean.
4.
College of Nursing
2nd Year Students
a.
 
Must not have a failing grade in any of the major subjects.
b.
 
Must be a graduate of Associate in Health Science Education, a 2-Year Preparatory Course for Allied Health Professionals.
3rd & 4th Year Students
a.
 
Must not have a failing grade in any of the major subjects with a cut-off grade of at least 80% and a general average of 82%.
b.
 
May be allowed to repeat minor subjects failed/dropped.
c.
 
Students who fail to obtain the required grades will be placed on probationary status. A student placed in probationary status for three consecutive times will be advised to take up another course offered by the school after proper academic counseling is made.
5.
School Midwifery
a.
 
Must not have a failing grade in any major subjects enrolled during the previous semester.
b.
 
Candle lighting ceremony is a pre-requisite for admission to the next lelve/practicum.

Criteria for Graduation Honors and Rewards

 

1.
Academic Honors for Graduating Students
a.
  Cum Laude, with distinction
b.
  Magna Cum Laude, with high distinction
c.
  Summa Cum Laude, with highest distinction
d.
  Academic Awardee
2.
Academic Honors for Non-Graduating Students (1st year - 3rd year)
3.
BEST in Academic Subjects/Disciplines (e.g. Best in Science, Match, etc.)
4.
BEST in OJT/PRACTICUM
5.
Student Leadership Award. The award is given to the President of the Student Body Organization (SBO) by department provided that the President is graduating and is certified active in the organization by the SBO adviser.
6.
Most Outstanding Student Leader Award. The award is given to the SBGCC President provided that the President is graduating and is certified active in the organization by the SPS Head and the SBGCC adviser. In the event that the President is not qualified, the Vice President, if qualified is given the award.
7.
Loyalty Award. This is given to a student who has had continuous elementary, secondary and college education in SFC. The awardee is given a plaque of recognition and the parent is given a gold medal.
8.
Outstanding Club Member Award. This is given to the most active member of a club/organization duly recognized by the school and who is graduating.
9.
Athlete of the Year Award. This is given to graduating SFC athletes who have qualified for the national level competition regardless of whether he/she is a winer or not.
10.
Clinical Efficiency Award. This is given to graduating and non-graduating Nursing and Midwifery students who have obtained a combined general rating of 93-100.
11.
Best in Community Health Practice. This is given to Nursing and Midwifery students who have attained a combined general rating of 93-100.