What’s in it for you in Senior High School?
Senior High School (SHS) covers the last two years of the K-12 program. This includes grades 11 and 12. In Senior High, students will get through a core curriculum under a track of their choice.
What is core curriculum?
A core curriculum is a set of educational goals. There are seven Learning Areas under the Core Curriculum. These are Languages, Literature, Communication, Mathematics, Philosophy, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences and General Education.
What is a track?
Students can choose from three tracks: Academic; Technical-Vocational-Livelihood; and Sports and Arts. The Academic Track includes three strands: Business, Accountancy, Management (BAM), Humanities, Education, Social Sciences (HESS); and Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM), General Academic Strand (GAS) and Pre-Baccalaureate Maritime.
What is the General Academic Strand?
BAM, HESS and STEM are all career-specific strands. In BAM, you can pursue being an accountant, auditor, bookkeeper, business manager and the likes. HESS, on the other hand, you could consider being a judge, news editor, multimedia artist or teacher. While in STEM, you can choose from being an engineer, programmer, web analyst, biologist, chemist and the likes. The General Academic Strand, however; is for students who are still in an interim period of choosing their preferred strand. It also offers basic electives from the different strands.