Claret School of Zamboanga City (CSZC) is acknowledged by ABS-CBN Bayan Academy as the only school from Mindanao that made it in the finals in the National search for The Excellence in Educational Transformation Awards (EETA) and most significantly being regarded as Outstanding in the school’s winning category. Among the 8 finalists which comprised of Edna School of San Carlos, International College of St. Ignatius de Loyola, School of St. Anthony, Inc., Corpus Christi School (Grade School Department), Batangas State University, Doña Manuela Elementary School, Pembo Elementary School, CSZC grabbed the Outstanding Innovation in Learning Methodologies and Delivery Systems Award in the Sectarian/ Religious (Big) School Category. The school recieved the award last February 15, 2012 in Manila.
The EETA is a search for excellent innovators of education in the whole country which was organized by the ABS-CBN Bayan Academy in collaboration with REX Book Store and Knowledge Channel. The Award intends to acknowledge the innovations in education and transformation in the school system. Primarily, CSZC seized the chance of participating in the award due to the urge of making others evaluate how effective is the CSZC’s educational system, Dynamic Learning Program (DLP). Also, through her participation it strengthens the realization of the school’s 2015 goal which is to be the premier school in Mindanao.
After the formal visit of the ABS-CBN Bayan Academy Screening Committee on September 16, 2011 and receiving the confirmation for being one of the finalists on the said award on November 29, 2011, intensive measures and preparations were executed, trusting to hook the award. Thus, on January 11, 2012, the school director, Fr. Mauricio T. Ulep, CMF, together with Fr. Christian James DL. Castro, CMF, former school director, Ms. Daisy C. Bejerano, the Acting High School Principal who delivered the presentation of the CSZC-DLP, Mrs. Anita Tagadiad, Academic Consultant, and Mr. Rufino Duhaylungsod, Grade School Principal, confidently faced a panel interview with EETA’s national committee for the final phase of deliberation precisely about CSZC’s innovation that is the DLP.