PAREF Southcrest School will deliver the Rosedale Global High School program at its school in Cebu, making it Rosedale’s first partner in the country.
“This partnership reflects our ongoing commitment to connecting learners with real-world application and innovation in a forward-thinking, rigorous, and collaborative education environment,” said Rosedale International Education founder and CEO Michelle Cui.
The program will begin in September 2023, and once students have completed the Rosedale program, they will gain a dual diploma – the Philippines High School Diploma and the Canadian Ontario Secondary School Diploma.
This, Rosedale says, will allow for “greater flexibility” when students apply for higher education institutions around the globe.
“Giving our students the option to have an international diploma like the OSSD, which is recognised by the top universities in the world, gives them the chance to have better future career opportunities in any part of the globe,” PAREF Southcrest School director Emylou C.Visaya affirmed.
“[It will allow them to] broaden their perspectives and worldviews, to create linkages and interact with different cultures, and have a massive international alumni network,” she continued.
PAREF Southcrest is one of 16 schools in the Parents for Education Foundation group – a non-profit which endeavours to provide “holistic education by combining high academic standards and character formation”.
The students at PAREF Southcrest will also now have the opportunity to attend the annual Global Student Success Forum, along with students from across the Rosedale Global High School network in 17 countries.
The chairman of PAREF also pointed out that the dual diploma will “help improve our academic standards” and make students “truly world-class”.
“Exposing PAREF to the global network of OSSD will be very motivational”
“Exposing PAREF to the global network of OSSD will be very motivational and bring confidence to our students and teachers.
“We hope to contribute to this international-global tie-up with the OSSD network and we look forward to a very successful partnership,” chairman, Daniel Moran, said.
The MOU was officially signed in late 2022 in Cebu, Philippines.
“We’re proud to support PAREF Southcrest School with our differentiated learning solution that offers choice in how students learn, develop competencies, and demonstrate their achievements, and look forward to seeing these students realise their full potential,” Cui added.