The Alternative Learning System (ALS) is a free education program in the Philippines, implemented by the Department of Education (DepEd) through the Bureau of Alternative Learning System (BALS). It is a modular, non-formal education program for dropouts in elementary and secondary schools, or any Filipino regardless of age needing elementary or high school education and diploma.

An alternative to formal education (regular classroom studies) requiring Filipino students to attend daily, this system only needs students to choose schedules according to their availability as offered by the implementing school or learning center.

The program has two levels, elementary and secondary. Each level requires about 800 hours or about 10 months to complete depending on the progress of the learner (student).


The ALS Program

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