Admission

ADMISSION POLICY

The Philippine Nikkei Jin Kai International School (PNJK-IS) will accommodate new, transferring and returning students who desire to enroll in this institution provided that they abide by the policy and meet the institutional requirements.

Parents must understand that PNJK-IS follows the curriculum prescribed by the Department of Educaion (DepEd). Moreover, the school offers Japanese Language (Nihongo) as part of its curriculum along with the other prescribed academic subjects, thus, this is required from Preschool up to Senior High School. Furthermore, the school sets its institutional requirements in admitting foreign students.

Entrance Examination

All applicants must undergo Entrance Examination first before they can enroll. This starts in the middle of February. They need to submit certified true copy of recent report card from their previous school for screening and evaluation and pay the entrance examination fee. The school reserves the right to refuse entrance examination application should the documents presented are found to be unsatisfactory and/or the slots in the grade level are no longer available.

Foreign Students And Students Who Studied Abroad

For foreign students or those who studied abroad, they need to present original and English translated recent school records before entrance examination application will be accommodated. The school may require additional school credentials should the documents presented are found to be unsatisfactory. Moreover, guardianship is one of the requirements for admission of their child/ward. He/she must have a legal guardian while he/she stays in the school. Furthermore, the school shall have the discretion to accelerate its pupil to a higher Grade/Year, or conversely to lower Grade/Year, depending upon the subsequent performance of the pupil in the school, as stipulated in the DepEd Order No. 26, s. 1994. Again, the school reserves the right to refuse entrance examination application for those who do not meet the requirements and/or the slots in the grade level are no longer available.

Students With Limited Knowledge and Skills in English and Filipino

In addition, for those incoming foreign JHS and SHS students who have limited knowledge and skills in English and Filipino, they will be required to attend Summer Intensive Training in English and Filipino from middle of April to May, and subsequently undergo assessment after the training. They will only be accepted for enrollment (as regular student) for as long as there is a progress in their performance after the intensive training. However, for those who failed and have not exerted effort at all, they will not be admitted as regular students but instead, they will be recommended to continue the intensive training, and may enroll under visitor status.

Foreign Students Who Enrolled Late

For those foreign students who would just arrive in the month of June and have not attended the summer intensive training, they will be admitted under Probationary Status and required to undergo intensive training in English and Filipino for two (2) months (June to July). Still, there will be an assessment after the training. Their grade in the said training will have a bearing in their performance. If they pass the assessment, they will now be accepted as regular students, otherwise, they will be recommended to continue the intensive training and may enroll under visitor status.

The parents or guardians of these foreign students shall pay the pertinent fees for the Intensive Training in English and Filipino program. This policy applies only for foreign students for JHS and SHS. Preschool and elementary students are exempted.

Nursery, Junior Kinder and Kindergarten

Incoming Nursery, Junior Kinder and Kindergarten students shall likewise undergo entrance examination. They have to meet the age requirements before they will be allowed to take the entrance examination.

  • Nursery : The applicants should be 3 years old by 31st of August in their year of entry.
  • Junior Kinder : The applicants should be 4 years old by 31st of August in their year of entry.
  • Kindergarten : The applicants should be 5 years old by 31st of August in their year of entry.

Incoming Grade One (1) Pupil

For the incoming Grade I pupil, the applicant must have undergone and completed the Kindergarten education from a school recognized or authorized by the Department of Education before allowing him/her to take the entrance examination and be enrolled in the Grade I level.

The school reserves the right to refuse entry based on the entrance examination, a poor report from his/her previous school, or inappropriate behavior (including the parent/guardian) during the assessment.

Enrollment Doucmentary Requirement

Having passed the entrance examination and undergone interview with the Department Head, the applicants must comply with the enrollment documentary requirements, to wit:

New/Transfer Students:

  1. Admission Slip (issued from the Student Development Center after passing the entrance examination and interview with the Department Heads)
  2. Original recent Report Card bearing the learner’s reference number (LRN)
  3. Certificate of Good Moral Character
  4. Photocopy of PSA/NSO birth certificate, 2 copies
  5. Three (3) pieces of 1×1 ID picture with red background
  6. Education Service Contracting (ESC) certificate for those who are ESC grantees from their previous school

Foreign Students:

  1. Admission Slip (issued from the Student Development Center after passing the entrance examination and interview with the Department Heads)
  2. Special Study Permit (SSP)
  3. English translated recent school records
  4. Photocopy of English translated birth certificate, 2 copies
  5. Three (3) pieces of 1×1 ID picture with red background
  6. Photocopy of passport’s bio-page and latest stamp of arrival and authorized stay

Special Study Permit

The Special Study Permit (SSP) has to be secured first at the Bureau of Immigration before a foreign student will be enrolled. The parent/guardian must comply with the SSP requirements, to wit:

  1. Duly accomplished CGAF or SSP application form
  2. Original passport
  3. Photocopy of passport bio-page and latest admission with valid authorized stay
  4. Two (2) pieces recent 2×2 colored photograph with white background
  5. Certificate of Acceptance
  6. Letter request addressed to the Commissioner from the representative of the petitioning school
  7. Photocopy of BI school accreditation ID of the registrar or school representative
  8. SSP Fee
  9. Parent’s/Guardian’s photocopy of PH passport or any valid IDs
  10. BI Clearance Certificate

The parent/guardian must coordinate with the Registrar’s Office for the SSP application.

Old Students

The old students must comply as well with the enrollment documentary requirements set by the school, to wit:

  1. Recent Report Card
  2. Three (3) pieces of 1×1 ID picture with red background
  3. SSP for foreign students

Right To Refuse Admission

The school satisfied with the applicants’ compliance with the enrollment documentary requirements, they will be allowed to process the enrollment and pay the necessary school fees. The school reserves the right to refuse admission for those who have insufficient and/or unacceptable enrollment documentary requirements.

Student Officially Enrolled

A student is considered officially enrolled only after he/she has complied with all the enrollment documentary requirements and has made an initial payment of school fees.

Late, Returnees, and Transfer-in Enrollees

For the late, returnees, and transfer-in enrollees, the school shall accept students on a case to case basis. The school considers the completeness of documents presented, school records’ report, language ability of the student in case of a foreign student, date of entry, availability of the slots, and others. The admission personnel shall convene to decide whether to accommodate or not based on the abovementioned items. Should the requirements are not met, the school reserves the right to refuse admission.

Students With Visitor Status

Those who seek enrollment on a visitor’s status, the parent shall make a letter-request indicating therein the length and purpose of his/her child’s stay in the school, subject for approval by the School Administration. The applicant shall follow the same policy on admission and shall pay the pertinent fees set by the school.

Take note that,

“Those who are admitted under visitor status are those students who shall only stay in the school for a certain period of time and not for the entire school year with the school’s permission. Their names shall not be included in the official list of enrollees of the school. Moreover, the school is not required to give any scholastic records during their stay in the school.”

Right To Amend Admission Policy

The school also reserves the right to amend its Admission Policy at any time.

ENTRANCE EXAMINATION

  1. PNJK-IS entrance examination starts in the middle of February.
  2. Schedule will only be given after the receipt of the entrance documentary requirements and payment of the entrance examination fee.
  3. Entrance examination schedule will be given based on the available dates and time of the school’s screening personnel. Walk-in applicants shall only be entertained on a case to case basis.
  4. Results of the entrance examination shall be given within the day or after all the processes and requirements have been made and complied with.
  5. Parents/Guardians must follow the entrance examination procedure.

Step 1 Submit certified true copy of applicant’s recent report card from his/her previous school to the Registrar’s Office for screening and evaluation.

For foreign students or those who studied abroad, submit photocopy of recent school records together with the original copy (English translated).

Step 2 Fill out Entrance Examination Application Form completely.

Step 3 Pay the entrance examination fee of Php200 at the school Cashier.

Step 4 Go back to the Registrar’s Office and present the official receipt for scheduling.

Step 5 Go to the Student Development Center (SDC) on the scheduled date and time of the examination. Bring the examination permit slip and official receipt.

Revised Edition. August 2017