AUTHOR/S:  Maria Carmela S. Sungahid-Abay, Aireen A. Orquio-Arabis

DATE COMPLETED: May 08, 2015

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ABSTRACT

             This action research is aimed to ascertain the profile of Academic Probation students in Ateneo de Davao High School. With the use of descriptive method of research, it employed the use of secondary data from concerned offices in the school, Focus Group Discussion (FGD), In-depth interview (IDI) and survey questionnaire to gather data from 141 academic probation high school students. Results gathered are the number of students on academic probation from SY 2009 to 2014; socio-demographic characteristics results; academic performance; social involvement; study habits and attitudes; school support system; access to telecommunications and recreational gadgets; household economic profile; parental presence and support; academic problems; coping mechanisms; perception on causes of low grades; school previously attended; promotion, graduation and retention; views on the Cura Personalis Program and views on SDC academic counseling program. The results show that home and school largely contribute to diverse struggles of academic probation students which includes financial, emotional and personal concerns. The school support system, Cura Personalis Program and SDC academic counseling significantly helps academic probation students cope with academic demands. The creation of social support/small learning communities of both formation and academic cluster is highly recommended.

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