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Academic Track

Academic Track

This track has programs or strands that prepare students for a Bachelor’s degree upon completion of Senior High School.

  • Humanities and Social Sciences (HUMSS)

    This strand is for students who intend to build careers in the fields of education, journalism, the foreign service, law, and other similar areas. The subjects in this area are about people and their ideas, history and culture. Students in HUMSS learn to look back on the past and learn from mistakes, and use this learning to feed their knowledge of the present. Rather than study business, HUMSS looks at the behavior and mindsets of people, as means to understand current events and predict future trends.

The HUMSS has nine specialization subjects, namely:
  • Introduction to World Religions and Belief Systems
  • Disciplines and Ideas in the Social Sciences
  • Creative Writing/Malikhaing Pagsulat
  • Disciplines and Ideas in the Applied Social Sciences
  • Creative Nonfiction: The Literary Essay
  • Philippine Politics and Governance
  • Trends, Networks and Critical Thinking in the 21st Century Culture
  • Community Engagement, Solidarity and Citizenship
  • Culminating Activity
  • Accountancy, Business and Management (ABM)

    The ABM strand is perfect for those inclined towards mathematics. It is also the preferred track for those persons who want to venture into the world of business, marketing and enterprise. Students who plan on taking Economics, Business Administration, Accounting and Marketing in college can take ABM to prepare them for these college degree programs.

The ABM track has nine specialization subjects, namely:
  • Applied Economics
  • Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • Fundamentals of Accountancy, Business and Management 1
  • Fundamentals of Accountancy, Business and Management 2
  • Business Math
  • Business Finance
  • Organization and Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Culminating Activity
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
    For students who wish to pursue careers in the medical field, engineering and applied industrial technology fields — STEM is for you!

    The STEM strand tackles the fundamentals of science, dealing with advanced math concepts (trigonometry, advanced geometry and calculus), as well as the foundations of physics, biology and chemistry.

    The math subjects introduce deeper mathematical concepts to help prepare students who plan to go into architecture, engineering, computer programming and technology and other applied sciences in the college level.

    Physics, chemistry and biology are all prerequisites for students who intend to go into the medical and allied medical sciences fields, such as physical and occupational therapy. The science subjects in this track also prepare students intending to take up medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacology, medical technology, and veterinary medicine.
The STEM strand has the following specialized subjects:
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Basic Calculus
  • General Chemistry 1 and 2
  • General Physics 1 and 2
  • General Biology 1 and 2
  • Culminating Activity
The focus of the STEM curriculum is to provide practical learning experiences for students to understand the concepts better through application, controlled experiments, research and practice.

Senior High School (SHS) students opting to take the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Strand have a set of core subjects slightly different from those taking the other strands (ABM and HUMSS). While students in the other strands take “Earth and Life Science” and “Physical Science,” STEM students take “Earth Science” and “Disaster Readiness and Risk Reduction.” STEM students are presumed to be more literate in science and, therefore, capable of tackling more advanced science subjects.
  • General Academics
    The GAS strand is for students who wish to pursue a more flexible college preparation program. Unlike the other strands, GAS students have no required specialized subjects. Instead, they have electives. Depending on their interests, GAS students can choose subjects from the other strands as their electives. They may also choose to take all their electives from just one strand, thus specializing in that strand.
Specializations can be chosen from the following fields:
  • Accounting, Business and Management (ABM)
  • Humanities and Social Sciences (HUMSS)
  • Multimedia Communication – subjects in this area aim to further improve communication skills. This program can be taken up by anyone wanting to improve written, oral and visual communication skills, in preparation for any career in life.