CVIF Dynamic Learning Program, a synthesis of classical and modern pedagogical theories adapted to foster the highest level of learning, creativity, and productivity. Essential features of the program include
- Parallel Learning Groups (Modified Jigsaw Strategy),
- Activity-based Multi-domain Learning,
- In-school Comprehensive Student Portfolio,
- Strategic Study and Rest Periods and Integrated Spiritual and Cultural Formation.
Watch the DLP video produced by SMART Communications:
Later, Gov. Caseņas convinced his brother, Agustin O. Caseņas, the governor of Agusan, and sister, Maria Caseņas Pajo, who managed the Bohol Lyceum, a high school in Loay, Bohol to take over the Filipino-American High School. To make the secondary level school strong and stable, it was formally incorporated in 1929.
The pioneer teachers during the first year of operation were Fernando Pajo, the principal; Maria C. Pajo, English teacher; Severino Custodio, later on replaced by Pacifico Custodio, for Physics and the other sciences; Jose Cavardo, Mathematics teacher; and Apolonio Bernaldez, Biology teacher. Then, Messrs. Tomas Sale, Antonio Libres, Elpidio Mumar and Ramos joined the teaching force.
All the general high school courses of the Filipino-American High School were formally recognized by the government in 1933. Since then, the progress of the school was rapid. Students from the second and third political districts of Bohol and from the neighboring provinces of Camiguin, Surigao, Agusan, Leyte, Samar, Misamis Oriental and Occidental flocked to its portals.
In the school year 1934-1935, the name of the school was changed, from Filipino-American High School to Central Visayan Institute (CVI). The college courses Junior Normal, Associate in Arts, Bachelor of Science in Education, Bachelor of Science in Commerce, with corresponding majors and minors, were offered in 1946. This attracted students from other places. In the 1970s, however, the opening of more colleges in Tagbilaran and in Mindanao affected the enrollment of the school and only the high school level was retained. From the 1970s up to the late 1990s Consuelo Bernido, the only daughter of Gov. Filomeno Caseņas, acted as the School Directress, and sometimes the high school Principal whenever needed.
As a tree is known by its fruits, so a school is known by its products. CVI has turned out competent men and women in different professions throughout its long history. To mention a few, there is Dr. Jose Abueva, former president of the University of the Philippines, former Justice Bernardo Salas of the Court of Appeals, Atty. Victor Nituda, former Commissioner of Immigration, board topnotchers (First Placers) in civil engineering, brother and sister Elpidio and Constantina Caseņas, among other board topnotchers.
In July 2002, with the approval of the CVI Board of Directors, the school was converted and renamed into the Central Visayan Institute Foundation (CVIF). In the same year, the Dynamic Learning Program was introduced which attracted national attention to the CVIF, with hundreds of educators from all over the country visiting the school to observe and gain insights.
(Extracted and based on an article by Antonio Salas Madera, CVI Class 1942)