DepEd Guidelines on the Selection of Honor Pupils and Students
DepEd Order No. 74, s. 2012
GUIDELINES ON THE SELECTION OF HONOR PUPILS AND STUDENTS OF GRADES 1 TO 10 OF THE K TO 12 BASIC EDUCATION CURRICULUM
Schools Division/City Superintendents
Heads, Public and Private Elementary and Secondary Schools
All Others Concerned
To support the implementation of Grades 1 to 10 of the K to 12 Basic Education Curriculum (BEC), the Department of Education (DepEd), through the Bureau of Elementary Education (BEE) and Bureau of Secondary Education (BSE) provides the guidelines on the selection of honor pupils and students contained in the following enclosures for reference:
Enclosure No. 1 – Guidelines on the Selection of Honor Pupils/Students of Grades 1 to 10 of the K to 12 Basic Education Curriculum;
Enclosure No. 2 – Sample Report Card (Elementary and Secondary; and
Enclosure No. 3 – Procedure in Ranking Honor Pupils and Students.
The enclosed guidelines shall be implemented starting School Year (SY) 2012-2013 for Grades 1 and 7.
Immediate dissemination of and strict compliance with this Order is directed.
BR. ARMIN A. LUISTRO FSC
2019 DepEd Procedure in the Ranking of Honor Pupils and Students
Reference: DepEd Order No. 74, s. 2012, DepEd Order No. 23, s. 2012 and DepEd Order No. 92, s. 2009
DEPED ORDER IN THE SELECTION OF HONOR PUPILS/STUDENTS OF GRADES 1 TO 10 OF THE K TO 12 BASIC EDUCATION CURRICULUM
Candidates for honors in Grades 1 to 10 shall be drawn from the top ten (10) pupils/students of the school who performed at the Advanced Level. They must not have a final grade lower than 85 (Proficient Level) and they should have no grade at Developing Level in any quarter.
To determine the top ten (10), pupils/students shall be ranked using the 7-3 point scheme (7 points for academic performance and 3 points for co-curricular activities) as contained in Enclosure Nos. 1 and 2 of DepEd Order No. 92, s. 2009, Revised Guidelines on the Selection of Honor Pupil/Students in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools.
Transferees shall be considered in the ranking provided they were enrolled not later than the second week of classes of the current School Year.
The general average shall be computed to three decimal places. In order to compute for the general average, the exact numerical equivalent of the students’ final ratings across subjects shall be used. In case of tie, candidates shall be both declared in the same honor ranking (both as valedictorians, salutatorians and so on). Refer to Enclosure Nos. 2 and 3 of this Order for sample computation of grades.
All candidates for honors must be of good moral character and have not been subjected to any disciplinary action within the current School Year.
Achievements of pupils/students in specific academic disciplines (such as Mathematics, Science and English) and in special curricular areas (such as sports, the arts and campus journalism) shall be given recognition. A separate set of honor students may be declared for each curriculum program.
Duly recognized annexes of public elementary and secondary schools, provided the annex is a complete school with all the curriculum grades/years, shall select their own set of honor pupils/students.
Any member of the School Selection Committee must not be related within the second degree of consanguinity or affinity to any of the candidates for honors.
The School Head shall be the chairman of the School Selection Committee composed of at least three (3) members from the teaching staff and shall make the final announcement of honor pupils/students after final results have been duly recommended to and approved by the School Head and/or Schools Division Superintendent, respectively, not later than fifteen (15) days before the recognition/commencement rites. Candidates for honors and their advisers must be present during the selection process.
In case of protest, it shall be filed by the candidate with his/her parent or guardian to the School Head within five (5) working days from the final announcement and shall be settled by the School Selection Committee within five (5) working days from the filing of the protest.
The existing DepEd Order No. 92, s. 2009 shall still be applied in the selection of honor pupils/students in Grades 2 to 6 of the elementary level and Second Year to Fourth Year of the secondary level.
Download DepEd Order No. 74, s. 2012