Rays Online College Credits, John Zepp Academy Foundation Inc.

Introduction

Background of the Foundation

The John Zepp Foundation was set up in the United States in 1992, following the death of Mr. John Zepp. An American doctoral student in chemistry, John Zepp knew that he was dying of cancer, and in his will requested that a foundation be set up to help needy children. The foundation lasted only a few years before closing.

However, in 2010 the JZF was given new life by his brother, Raymond, who had just set up a new university in Cambodia. The JZF was an informal organization that provided scholarships to under privileged students to attend Dewey International University in Cambodia.

Raymond Zepp and his Filipino wife Shekinah retired to the Philippines in 2013 to the town of San Guillermo in Isabela Province, Luzon. They wish to continue the work of the JZF by formally establishing a Foundation to improve the education of students in the rural town of San Guillermo and nearby areas.

Mission Statement

The mission of the John Zepp Foundation is to improve the education of various levels of students in and around San Guillermo, Philippines. These students include pre-school students, high school students, and students wishing to attend university.

Vision Statement

We see an integrated educational community in San Guillermo, where privately funded activities complement public education. We see young children being prepared privately for successful entry into grade one in the public schools. We see high school students studying for their public high school classes in a serious environment for education, including study halls, tutorial assistance, educational multimedia resources, etc. We also see young adults preparing for transfer into universities through online tutorials and short courses. Some of these students will receive full or part scholarships to attend local universities.

Format of Courses

Each course is equivalent to a three-credit semester course in the American system. Courses are semi-intensive, that is, they meet for only two months each. A full-time load is therefore only two courses. A full-time load for a year consists of two courses per term over five terms. That is 10 courses, or 30 semester credits per year, equivalent to a comparable American university academic year.

A normal course load consists of one English-language course plus one other-subject course per term. For example, in the first term, a student may take English Readings for the Social Sciences together with Critical Thinking and Logic. However, even the other-subject courses will have a strong English language component, such as reading comprehension exercises or vocabulary-building.

The ROCC has contacts with many universities around the world. We will write recommendations to students who wish to transfer to specialized programs in foreign universities.

Our courses also prepare students to take the TOEFL examination or the IELTS examination. Students who pass these examinations and who have taken other basic courses at the ROCC will be able to gain admission into foreign English-medium universities.

Cohort System

Where possible, classes will be kept intact from term to term. Through weekly discussion forums, students will get to know one another as they pursue the same classes together.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

Associate Degree

Associate of Arts Degree

Online Full time Part time 2 - 3 

Rays Online College Credits offers an online Associate Degree equivalent to the two-year Associate Degree program of many international universities. [+]

Rays Online College Credits offers an online Associate Degree, equivalent to the two-year Associate Degree program of many international universities. After completing the Foundation Year at ROCC, students may then transfer the credits into foreign (notably American or Asian) programs. The Associate Program at ROCC costs only USD4800 for the entire two years of 20 courses, compared to the $20,000 for other American two-year online programs, or compared to the average of almost $100,000 to attend two years of a private American university. The Associate Program builds upon the Foundation Year Program, whose courses are described in our description of the FOUNDATION YEAR. The additional 10 courses are again divided into 5 English and 5 core subjects. English courses are chosen from: Readings in the Social Sciences, English Idioms and Expressions, Linguistics, Etymology and Word Derivations, English Literature, Business English, and Writing the Research Paper. The five non-English courses are chosen from: Economics, Psychology, Statistics, Art and the Humanities, ASEAN studies. And American studies. [-]

Preparatory Year

Preparatory English Language Course

Online November 2017 Philippines Manila

Rays Online College Courses offers online English courses, each equivalent to a 3-credit American course. Courses last for nine weeks, and most students take two courses over the nine-week period as a full student load. [+]

Rays Online College Courses offers online English courses, each equivalent to a 3-credit American course. Courses last for nine weeks, and most students take two courses over the nine-week period as a full student load. ROCC English courses have two objectives. The first is to prepare students for either the TOEFL or IELTS examinations required for transfer into foreign universities. The second is to acquaint students with the types of English they will encounter in English-medium universities, such as listening to lectures, reading university textbooks, or writing academic papers. Courses include: Communications I – Listening, Communication II – Speaking, Readings in the Humanities and Sciences, Readings in the Social Sciences, English Composition, Academic Writing, Business English, Linguistics, Literature, Idioms and Expressions, Etymology and Word Derivations. All courses are taught by professors of first-language status, and who have either higher degree qualifications, or certificates and long experience teaching English internationally. [-]

Associate Degrees

Associate Degree in English

Online Full time Part time 2 - 3 years

This two-year program prepares students in the English language skills for: TOEFL/IELTS, basic English teaching, continuation in academic studies, call-center jobs, medical transcription, etc. [+]

Rays Online College Courses offers courses for students who need English language skills for a wide variety of purposes: preparing for TOEFL/IELTS examinations, transferring into a Western university, teaching basic English, working in a call-center, or transcribing medical instructions. Students normally take two courses at a time, over a nine-week term. There are 5 terms in a year, so that in two years the student has completed 20 courses. Each course is equivalent to a 3-credit American course. The Associate Degree therefore comprises 60 credits. Courses offered beginning 04 January 2016 are English listening, English writing, The Internet, and Critical Thinking and Logic. A full list of courses is available on request. Teachers are of first-language quality, with years of international teaching experience and higher degrees. [-]