Educational Service Contracting (ESC)

GTIS is and ESC-Certified School.

Educational Service Contracting (ESC) is a partnership program by the Department of Education (DepEd) aimed at decongesting overcrowded public junior high schools. In ESC, the excess capacities of certified private junior high schools are “contracted” through slot allocations for students who would otherwise have gone to public schools. The slots come with subsidies called ESC grants, and program beneficiaries are called ESC grantees.

ESC aims to make quality junior high school education accessible by providing financial assistance to deserving elementary graduates who wish to study junior high school in private schools.

ESC grantees are assured of financial assistance throughout junior high school as long as they meet the
requirements for regular promotion in each grade level.

Terms of the ESC Grant

As per guidelines on the implementation of the ESC Program in the Junior High School (D.O No. 20, s. 2017):

  1. The ESC grant covers four (4) years of junior high school starting from grade 7.
  2. No new ESC grants are awarded at higher grade levels.
  3. The grant remains in force for the next school year if the grantee is promoted to the next grade
    level and enrolls in an ESC-participating JHS.
  4. No maintaining grades are required of grantees within a
    school year.
  5. The grant is terminated if a grantee does any one of the following:
    • Drops out for non-health reasons in the middle of the school year;
    • Does not reenroll the following school year;
    • Fails to be promoted to the next grade level or is retained at the same grade level;
    • Is suspended for more than two (2) weeks, dismissed or expelled by the school for
      disciplinary reasons; or
    • Transfers to a non-ESC-participating JHS
  6. Transfers to another ESC-participating JHS are allowed. In cases when the applicable subsidy
    amount of the releasing school is different from that of the accepting school, the accepting school will be
    paid the lower of the two applicable subsidy amounts.
  7. Grantees who drop out due to prolonged illness, accident, force majeure, or death of a parent
    or guardian may be reinstated in the ESC program, provided they submit relevant documents to PEAC.
    The documents to be submitted are to support their claim (i.e. for illness, a medical certificate issued by a licensed medical doctor).

Application for the ESC Program

Step 1 Fill out the Education Service Contracting (ESC) Application Form.

You may ask a copy of the ESC Application Form from the Guard-on-Duty or download the file ESC APPLICATION FORM and print.

Step 2 Prepare the following documentary requirements found below:

  1. Recent Identical 2×2 ID photo (2 copies)
  2. Photocopy of PSA Certified Birth Certificate (1 copy)
  3. Photocopy of Grade 6 Report Card
  4. Latest Income Tax Return for the previous year or Certificate of Tax Exemption or Municipal Certification of Unemployment of Parents/Legal Guardian or any Proof of Income (We will accept Certification issued from the Barangay).

Please refer to the Guide found below.

Step 3 Submit the ESC Application Form together with the documentary requirements.

You may do either of the following:

1. Submit the ESC application requirements during onsite enrollment to the Registrar’s office.

2. Drop the ESC application requirements in our Business Office. All requirements must be placed inside a long envelope and must be sealed. Label the envelope with the following details: (1) name of the student (2) parent/guardian’s contact number.

For those who enrolled via online, please follow this process.

3. For those who are living outside Cavite, send your ESC application requirements via courier to this address:

To the Registrar
Good Tree International School
1 Bagtas Tanza Cavite, 4108

Note: All requirements must be placed inside a long envelope and must be sealed. Label the envelope with the following details: (1) name of the student (2) parent/guardian’s contact number.

Step 4 Wait for the text message from the Registrar’s Office about the result of your application.


If the concerned person is:

Required Document

(choose 1 if there are more than 1 choices)

Where to obtain the document

(if not readily available)

1. Employed in the Philippines (including self-employed)

Latest Annual Income Tax Return

Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)

Certificate of Employment


2. Employed abroad

Certificate of Employment

Employer or Recruitment Agency

3. Unemployed and without income

Certificate of non-filing of Income Tax Return

Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)

Municipal Certificate of Unemployment

We will accept Certification issued from the Barangay.

4. Unemployed but with other sources of income

Affidavit of financial support

(stating monthly support provided)

Notary Public

Affidavit of Unemployment


Selection Of Grantees

Preference shall be given to graduates of public elementary schools and existing GTIS students. While these students are eligible for ESC subsidies, they must undergo assessment for selection by the School Committee. The School Committee will profile and assess the students considered for ESC grants and select grantees based on need, given the limited slots allocated to the school.

Transferees Who Are ESC Grantees From Their Previous School

A Certification Letter reflecting the 7-digit ESC School ID of the releasing school and student ESC ID number must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office during enrollment time in order to continue the ESC grant.

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