Admission Assessment

I. Admissions Screening Committee

The Admission Screening Committee (ASC) is composed of the Coordinator for Admissions, Aid, and Alumni Affairs (CAAAA), the Registrar, the Wellness and Testing Center (WTC) Coordinator and Personnel.

II. Admission Assessment Status and Criteria

  1. The assessors shall initially evaluate the application based on the information provided in the Admission Online Application Form and on the submitted official report card.
    • ADMISSION STATUS & CRITERIA:
      • Incoming Grade 7 Students
        • CLEAR PASS – given to applicants who have at least a General Average of 80%. Deportment grade is at least 90%. 
        • CONDITIONAL PASS – given to applicants who do not meet the General Average requirement.
      • Incoming Grades 8, 9 & 10 Transfer/Returning Students
        • CLEAR PASS – given to applicants who have at least a General Average of 85%. Deportment grade is at least 90%. 
        • CONDITIONAL PASS – given to applicants who do not meet the General Average requirement.

GENERAL AVERAGE – The general average shall be based on what is declared on the report card of the student applicant’s school. For schools that do not offer Filipino and Araling Panlipunan subjects, the average of English, Math, and Science shall be considered.

III. Academic Probation

  1. The assessor shall place the applicant under ACADEMIC PROBATION (AP) in Math, Science, and/or English if his/her average grade is lower than 80%. (e.g. AP-Math, AP-Science, AP-English).
  2. Upon enrollment, the applicant and parent shall be required to sign the Academic Probation (AP) Agreement with the following conditions:

On the side of the student:

  1. It is the responsibility of the student to request for remediation activities from his/ her respective subject teacher/s.
  2. The student is required to enroll in the Learning Enhancement and Assistance (LEAP) classes in the subjects specified above.
  3. The student has to report every quarter to his/her guidance counselor.
  4. The student is only allowed to join one (1) club or organization and is not allowed to hold any office in the club/organization.
  5. The student should have PASSED ALL SUBJECTS at the end of the school year.
  6. The student is not allowed to represent the Ateneo de Davao University Junior High School in any athletic competitions for the school year that he/ she is placed under Academic Probation.

On the side of the parent/ guardian:

  1. The parent/guardian has to visit the Grade Level Coordinator (GLC) every quarter to discuss the progress of their child/ward with the subject teacher/s concerned.
  2. The parent/guardian has to get the report card every quarter and has to have a conference with the teacher/s concerned.
  3. The parent/guardian has to closely monitor their child/ ward at home and ensure that he/she practices good study habits and does his/her performance tasks.
  4. The parent/guardian has to monitor their child’s/ward’s attendance and punctuality in coming to school.
  5. It is the parent’s/guardian’s responsibility to coordinate regularly with subject teachers on the academic status of their child/ward.
  6. The parent/guardian is aware that admission data and test results may be forwarded by the Admissions, Aid, and Alumni Affairs Office to the Wellness and Testing Center (WTC), Subject Area Coordinator (SAC), Grade Level Coordinator (GLC), Registrar, Assistant Principals, and Principal to help their child/ward in his/her stay in the Ateneo de Davao University Junior High School.
  7. The parent/guardian is aware that the retention or promotion of their child/ward who is under Academic Probation (AP) in the Ateneo de Davao University Junior High School is subject to the results of the Year-End Academic Evaluation.

IV. Additional Assessments (Upon Recommendation)

    • Written and Oral Language Assessment
    • Short Interview
      • Follow-up questions based on the information provided in the form.
    • Admission Diagnostic Test (ADT) 
      1. Applicants recommended to take the ADT are the following:
        1. Applicants coming from an Alternative Learning System (ALS)/Home Schooling System
        2. Applicants with report cards that do not follow the Department of Education (DepEd) standard grading system (e.g. foreign schools, etc.).
        3. Applicants whose Math, English, and Science grades are lower than 80%.
      2. Applicants must receive a CLEAR PASS ADT rating to be given admission to ADDU-JHS.
    • Submission of Additional Documents required by the assessor.

V. Results

i. Notice of Acceptance (N.O.A.)

After assessments, the AAAAO shall send out the Notice of Acceptance (N.O.A.) to the applicant via email.

ii. Denial of Admission

  1. The assessor may not recommend admission based on the following conditions:
    • The applicant is not promoted to the grade level he/she is applying for;
    • The applicant applies to repeat a grade level or has a history of a repeated grade level in Junior High School;
    • The applicant does not receive a CLEAR PASS rating if recommended to take the Admission Diagnostic Test (ADT);
    • The applicant does not meet other requirements related to reasonable proficiency in each subject of the approved curriculum;
    • The applicant has needs/requests that the school cannot address or does not have a program for;
    • The applicant is not able to submit requirements before the deadline of admission applications.
  2. The AAAAO shall send out the Notice of Denied Admission to the applicant via email.

iii. Signing of Academic Probation Agreement

Accepted applicants with Academic Probation (AP) must sign the Academic Probation Agreement before their NOA is released.

VI. Enrollment

The applicant may continue with enrollment once the NOA is received.

View Complete Admission Calendar
Date Description
January 15, 2023 onwards
  • Start of S.Y. 2024-2025 Admission for Incoming Grade 7 Students
February 23, 2024
  • Cut-off for Incoming Grade 7 Admission for Magis Scholarship Qualification
February 24, 2024
  • Continuation of Incoming Grade 7 Admission
February 2024
  • Admission Diagnostic Test (ADT) for Magis Scholarship Qualification
  • Exclusive Open House for ADDU GS Grade 6 Pupils (TBA)
Early March 2024
  • Release of Magis Scholarship Program Results
March 2024
  • Grand Open House for All Grade Levels (TBA)
  • Campus Tours
April 1, 2024
  • Start of S.Y. 2024-2025 Admission for Incoming Grades 8 – 10 Transfer and Returning Students
April 2024
  • Campus Tours
May 5, 2024
  • Start of S.Y. 2024-2025 Grant-in-Aid Scholarship Applications
May 2024
  • Start of S.Y. 2024-2025 Enrollment
  • Campus Tours
June 30, 2024
  • Deadline of Grant-in-Aid Scholarship Application for New & Renewal Applicants
To Be Announced
  • Last Day of Admissions and Enrollment
  • Start of S.Y. 2024-2025 Educational Service Contracting (ESC) Government Subsidy Application for Grade 7

 

Frequently Asked Questions on Magis Scholarship, etc.

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Enrollment

Applicants with a NOA may now proceed with enrollment. Enrollment starts in May 2024. Keep posted for more details.

Incoming Grade 7 & Incoming Grades 8-10 Requirements

Incoming Grade 7 & Incoming Grades 8-10 with Notice of Acceptance:

1. Official Report Card from Last Grade Level Attended

2. Original PSA Birth Certificate

3. Good Moral Certificate or alternative

– Recommendation Letter from School Head/Previous Class Adviser or Guidance Counselor

– Please include complete contact details of the recommender of choice.

Additional Documents for Foreign Students/Students with Non-Philippine Passport:

Special Study Permit or Student Visa 

Old Students (Incoming Grades 8-10) Requirements

Old Students (Incoming Grades 8-10):

1. Complete SY2324 clearance

2. All SY2324 obligations settled


School Year 2023-2024

Transferred-in Student Admission

Guidelines

We are excited to welcome new students who have transferred to our institution, and we want to ensure a smooth and successful enrollment process for them.

Eligibility for Transfer In: A transferred in student is defined as “learners aggregated by male and female who entered from one school to another, either government or private from 1st Friday of the school calendar days to March 31(DepEd Order 03, Series of 2018). In the JHS, transferred in students refer to students who enrolled after the enrollment period.”

For more info, please contact the JHS Registrar’s Office at (082) 2992404/2212411 local 4306/4307 or at jhs.registrar@addu.edu.ph.

Regular Student Admission

Guidelines

Admission for incoming Grade 7 and incoming Grades 8-10 transfer students for S.Y. 2023-2024 is officially closed.


A. No Entrance Tests for School Year 2023-2024

ADDU-JHS continues OPEN ADMISSION for school year 2023-2024. NO ENTRANCE TESTS shall be given to student applicants. 

An ADMISSION DIAGNOSTIC TEST (ADT) shall be administered within the school year for profiling. Interested students may apply online or onsite.

Visit jhs.addu.edu.ph/admissions for more info.

B. Student Admission

b.1 Incoming Grade 7 and Transfer Grades 8-10 Student Admission

  • Before enrollment, all incoming Grade 7 and transfer Grades 8, 9, and 10 students are required to apply for admission to ADDU-JHS.

    The NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE (N.O.A.) from the Admissions, Aid, and Alumni Affairs is a requirement to be cleared for enrollment.

b. 2 Returnee Admission

  1. If the applicant is a returning student who stopped for at most one (1) school year, he/she need not apply for re-admission for the condition that the student’s records show that he/she is promoted to the grade level he/she is applying for. The Registrar’s Office may require additional documents upon enrollment.
    1. a) If the applicant is a returning student who stopped for more than one (1) school year, his/her application for re-admission is subject to approval by the committee.
  2. If the applicant is a returning student from another school, he/she is required to apply for re-admission.

C. Admission & Aid S.Y. 2023-2024 Tentative Calendar 

Date Description
December 14, 2022 Launching of JHS Admission for School Year 2023-2024 via Social Media and Website
January 3, 2023 Start of Admission for Incoming Grade 7 

All admission applications submitted on or before February 4, 2023 shall be assessed for Magis Scholarship Qualification.

January 21, 2023 ADDU JHS Open House for ADDU GS Grade 6 Students
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 -Cut-off  for Grade 7 Admission for Magis Scholarship Qualification

-Admission for Incoming Grade 7 Continues

February-March 2023 Admission Diagnostic Test (ADT) for Magis Scholarship Qualification 
March 31, 2023 Release of Magis Scholarship Program Results via EMAIL
Monday, April 3, 2023 Start of Admission for Incoming Grades 8, 9, 10 Transfer Students
Tuesday, May 2, 2023 Start of Grant-in-Aid (G.I.A.) Scholarship Online/Onsite Applications
Monday, May 22, 2023 – Start of Online/Onsite Enrollment for Incoming School Year 2023-2024

– Start of Educational Service Contracting (E.S.C.) Online/Onsite Applications for Officially Enrolled Grade 7

– Admission continues

June 30, 2023 – Last Day of Accepting Grant-in-Aid (G.I.A.) Scholarship Online/Onsite Applications

D. Admission Cut-off for Magis Scholarship Qualification

All admission applications submitted on or before February 15, 2023 are checked for Magis Scholarship Program eligibility. If the student is eligible, he/she shall receive an email invitation to take the Magis Scholarship Qualification Test from jhs.a4hs@addu.edu.ph.

The tests shall be scheduled in February-March 2023. Test administration is onsite by the Wellness & Testing Center Psychometrician.

*Read Magis Scholarship Guidelines for further details.


E. Admission Diagnostic Test (ADT) for Newly Admitted Students

Within the school year, all enrolled new and transfer students shall take the Admission Diagnostic Test (ADT). This specific test is called the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT), an assessment that measures reasoning skills with several different types of verbal, non-verbal, figural, and quantitative reasoning questions. It is designed to assess a child’s performance across a wide variety of reasoning skill sets. Those who took the Magis Scholarship Qualification Test are exempted from taking this test.


F. Requirements

Incoming Grade 7 New Students

1. DULY ACCOMPLISHED JHS ADMISSION ONLINE FORM

Please upload the following (*required upon form submission):

a. Latest 2×2 photo with white background*

b. Final Grade 5 or Grade 6 Report Card/Transcript of Records*

VERY IMPORTANT:

– Photo/s of report card must be clear – include all pages of the report card. It must show important information like the school name and logo, applicant’s complete name, grade level, section, and Principal’s name and signature. It must indicate that the student is promoted to the next grade level.

– A legend must be present in the report card if the grades are non-numerical. Please request a numerical equivalent from the previous school if grading system is qualitative.

– For Magis Scholarship Qualification, the Grade 5 Report Card will be the basis of eligibility.

c. Proof of Admission Fee Payment

– May be uploaded in the form or email it to jhs.a4hs@addu.edu.ph after form submission.

2. CLASS ADVISER’S RECOMMENDATION – Our office shall send an invitation email to accomplish the ONLINE ADMISSION RECOMMENDATION FORM to the email address of the class adviser.

 3. STUDENT’S ESSAY – The student may answer the essay part in the admission form or the student email his/her essay to us.

Why is Ateneo de Davao University your choice for your Junior High School education?

EMAIL SUBJECT: Admission Essay – Full name of Student

EMAIL TO: jhs.a4hs@addu.edu.ph

Incoming Grades 8, 9, 10 Transfer/Returnee Students

1. DULY ACCOMPLISHED JHS ADMISSION ONLINE FORM

Please upload the following (*required upon form submission):

a. Latest 2×2 photo with white background*

b. Final Report Card/Transcript of Records from the previous school year attended*

VERY IMPORTANT:

– Photo/s of report card must be clear – include all pages of the report card. It must show important information like the school name and logo, applicant’s complete name, grade level, section, and Principal’s name and signature. It must indicate that the student is promoted to the next grade level.

– A legend must be present in the report card if the grades are non-numerical. Please request a numerical equivalent from the previous school if grading system is qualitative.

c. Good Moral Certificate or any alternative certification (for transferees only)

d. Proof of Admission Fee Payment

– May be uploaded in the form or email it to jhs.a4hs@addu.edu.ph after form submission.

2. CLASS ADVISER’S RECOMMENDATION – Our office shall send an invitation email to accomplish the ONLINE ADMISSION RECOMMENDATION FORM to the email address of the class adviser.

3. STUDENT ESSAY– The student may answer the essay part in the admission form or the student email his/her essay to us.

Why is Ateneo de Davao University your choice for your Junior High School education?

EMAIL SUBJECT: Admission Essay – Full name of Student

EMAIL TO: jhs.a4hs@addu.edu.ph

G. Admission Procedure

  • STEP 1 – Prepare requirements
    • A Class Adviser’s Recommendation is also required. The school shall send an invitation to answer the form to the applicant’s class adviser’s email after application form submission.
  • STEP 2 – Accomplish the JHS ADMISSION ONLINE FORM at https://jhs.addu.edu.ph/admissions
    • Upload clear and complete photos of the requirements in the form.
  • STEP 3 – Pay Admission Fee and submit Proof of Payment via email or upload it in the form.

You shall receive Notice of Acceptance (NOA) via email after all requirements are submitted and admission assessment has been made.

For onsite applications, visit the Admissions, Aid, and Alumni Affairs Office at the ADDU JHS Matina Campus or call (082) 2992404 local 4326 during office hours for assistance. Please bring complete and clear digital or hard copies of requirements for faster processing.

H. Admission Fee

  • Php 400 – Filipino Applicants
  • Php 550 – Foreign Applicants

The admission fee covers the admission application processing and the testing fee for the Admission Diagnostic Test (ADT).  This payment is non-refundable or non-transferable.

  • Admission Fee Payment Exemption
    • Top 5 Students from Public Schools in Davao City (Please submit a certification on this)
    • Applicants covered under the EOB of ADDU.

I. Payment Details

  • Reference Number/Student ID: 123465
    • For BPI online app: 123465
    • For GCash app: 0123465
  • Description: JHS ADMISSION FEE
  • Pay to Company/Biller: ATENEO DE DAVAO UNIVERSITY
  • Subscriber/Reference Name: STUDENT APPLICANT’S FULL NAME

For payment options and instructions, visit jhs.addu.edu.ph/payment

J. Admissions Screening Committee

The Admission Screening Committee is composed of the Coordinator for Admissions, Aid, and Alumni Affairs (CAAAA), the Registrar, the WTC Coordinator and selected guidance counselors.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • CAAAA – assesses applications of incoming Grade 7 students based on the assessment guidelines below and conducts interviews with the applicant if necessary
  • Registrar – assesses applications of incoming Grades 8 – 10 transfer students  based on the assessment guidelines below and conducts interviews with the applicant if necessary
  • WTC Coordinator and Guidance Counselors – assists in conducting interviews with applicants if necessary

K. Admission Assessment

The admissions screening committee shall assess applications based on the assessment guidelines below and the recommendation form, and conducts interviews with the applicant if necessary

ADMISSION STATUS

Grade 7 Students

  • CLEAR PASS – given to applicants who have at least a General Average of 80%. Deportment grade is at least 90%
  • CONDITIONAL PASS – given to applicants who do not meet the General Average requirement.

Grades 8, 9 & 10 Transfer Students

  • CLEAR PASS – given to applicants who have at least a General Average of 85%. Deportment grade is at least 85%
  • CONDITIONAL PASS – given to applicants who do not meet the General Average requirement.

ACADEMIC PROBATION

A student applicant is placed under the ACADEMIC PROBATION (AP) program in Math, Science, or English if his/her average grade is lower than 80%. (e.g. AP-Math, AP-Science, AP-English).

Academic Probation Agreement Conditions:

On the student:

  • That it is the responsibility of my child/ward to request for remediation activities from his/ her respective subject teacher/s.
  • That my child/ward is required to enroll in the Learning Enhancement and Assistance (LEAP) classes in the subjects specified above.
  • That my child/ ward has to report every quarter to his/her guidance counselor.
  • That my child/ward is only allowed to join one (1) club or organization and is not allowed to hold any office in the club/organization.
  • That my child/ ward should have PASSED ALL SUBJECTS at the end of the school year.
  • That my child/ward is not allowed to represent the Ateneo de Davao University Junior High School in any athletic competitions for the school year that he/she is placed under Academic Probation.

On  the parent/guardian:

  • That I have to visit the Grade Level Coordinator (GLC) every quarter to discuss the progress of my child/ ward with the subject teacher/s concerned.
  • That I have to get the report card every quarter and have a conference with the teacher/s concerned.
  • That I have to closely monitor my child/ ward at home and ensure that he / she practices good study habits and does his/ her performance tasks.
  • That I have to monitor my child’s/ ward’s attendance and punctuality in coming to school.
  • That it is my responsibility to coordinate regularly with subject teachers on the academic status of my child/ward.
  • That admission data and test results may be forwarded by the Admissions, Aid, and Alumni Affairs Office to the Wellness and Testing Center (WTC), Subject Area Coordinator (SAC), Grade Level Coordinator (GLC), Registrar, Assistant Principals, and Principal to help my child/ward in his/her stay in the Ateneo de Davao University Junior High School.
  • That the retention or promotion of my child/ward who is under Academic Probation (AP) in the Ateneo de Davao University Junior High School is subject to the results of the Year-End Academic Evaluation.

Academic Probation Agreement Signing

  • The students who are placed under Academic Probation (AP), together with their and parents/guardians shall be invited to  the Admissions, Aid, and Alumni Affairs Office to sign the Academic Probation Agreement within the 1st Quarter of the school year.

Re-assessment of Admission Status

  • A re-assessment may be requested for incoming Grade 7 students who were admitted and given a conditional pass and/or academic probation/s with their Grade 5 report card as assessment reference.
  • The requesting party shall send an email request with the attached final Grade 6 report card to jhs.a4hs@addu.edu.ph

GENERAL AVERAGE – The general average shall be based on what is declared on the report card of the student applicant’s school. For schools who do not offer Filipino and Araling Panlipunan subjects, the average of English, Math, and Science shall be considered.

RECOMMENDATION FORM & DEPORTMENT – For us to verify the applicant’s deportment and to know other information which may help the committee decide on the applicant’s admission (e.g.intellectual strengths and weaknesses, level of maturity, sense of service in school and/or community), this online recommendation form is required. It is also helpful especially for applicants whose report cards do not include deportment grade.

INTERVIEWS – The Admissions Screening Committee shall conduct interviews when necessary. A checklist of questions shall be provided to the interviewers.

DENIAL OF ADMISSION – May happen based on the following conditions:

  • The student applicant is not promoted to the grade level he/she is applying for;
  • The student applicant is advised to repeat a grade level;
  • Other requirements related to reasonable proficiency in each subject of the approved curriculum.
  • Non-submission of requirements before the deadline of admission applications

L. Additional Admissions Guidelines 

L.1 Admission of Students from an Alternative Learning System (ALS)/Home Schooling System

For applicants from an Alternative Learning System (ALS)/Home Schooling System or students with no Official Report Card (Form 138) or Official Transcript of Records, the University, as a private institution under the Department of Education, may allow admission on the condition that:

  • the applicant must submit the admission form with attached requirements
    • the Department of Education Bureau of Education Assessment – Certificate of Rating or Certificate of Rating from School or any alternative official document stating that the applicant is promoted to the Grade Level he/she is applying for (in lieu of Official Report Card (Form 138) or Official Transcript of Records);
  • he/she shall take the Admission Diagnostic Test (ADT) on a scheduled date in order to gauge the readiness of the student to the academic standard of the Ateneo de Davao University Junior High School;
  • he/she must receive a CLEAR PASS ADT rating;
  • If the applicant passes the test, he/she shall be present for an interview with the Admission Committee and/or Wellness and Testing Center Guidance Counselor;
  • he/she submits other documents that may be required by the assessors.

The Notice of Acceptance shall be sent out after the above mentioned conditions are met.

L.2 On Students with Conditional Pass Admission Status

Acceptance of students with a Conditional Pass admission status shall be subject to the following conditions:

  • the applicant shall be present for an interview with the Admission Committee and/or Wellness and Testing Center Guidance Counselor;
  • if recommended, he/she shall take the Admission Diagnostic Test (ADT) on a scheduled date in order to gauge the readiness of the student to the academic standard of the Ateneo de Davao University Junior High School;
  • he/she must receive a CLEAR PASS ADT rating;
  • he/she submits other documents that may be required by the assessors.

The Notice of Acceptance shall be sent out after the above mentioned conditions are met.

L.3 Agreement on Academic Probation (AP)

The parents/guardians of students placed under Academic Probation (AP) are required to sign an agreement with the ADDU JHS. This will ensure collaboration with parents/guardians during the academic year.


M. Admission Requirements Agreement

For requirements that may be submitted on a later date, an Admission Requirements Agreement (ARA) is included in the online admission application form as a promissory agreement. These requirements may be submitted via email at jhs.a4hs@addu.edu.ph.


N. Notice of Acceptance

For faster processing, all requirements must also be submitted asap. Applications received and the recommendation forms shall be assessed by the committee. 

The Notice of Acceptance (NOA) is sent out in least three (3) working days. It is sent to the parent’s/guardian’s active email address and student’s email address inputted in the form. The NOA is required for first-time ADDU-JHS enrollees. 


O. Residency Requirement for Commencement Awards

Students who have a two (2) year consecutive stay in the ADDU JHS is eligible for a commencement award if qualified. (JHS Student Handbook 2020, Honors and Awards, pp.39-42)

Thus, Grade 10 transfer students are not eligible for a commencement award anymore.

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