Jun 28 2013

PASIG CITY–The first batch of Grade 12 graduates of Sangley Point National High School (SPNHS) in Cavite will now be able to reap one benefit of their pilot Senior High School (SHS) Program. In a memorandum signed yesterday, the Department of Education (DepEd) and San Sebastian College-Recoletos de Cavite (SSC-R) have agreed on a scheme wherein common general education subjects taken by the graduates will be credited when they enroll in college degree programs.

“The additional years mean additional knowledge and skills,” explains Education Secretary Br. Armin A. Luistro FSC, one of the MOA’s signatories. “If they enroll in other colleges, they might end up repeating some general education courses. This program with San Sebastian takes into account the extra competencies they have mastered.”

The DepEd is currently implementing K to 12 on a phased basis, meaning public and private schools have only begun teaching Grade 8 this school year.Several schools, however,like the University of Makati (UMak)have already started their own SHS programs beginning with Grade 11 last year.But unlike UMak, SPNHS does not have a college program, which led to a public-private partnership with SSC-R. 

Representing SSC-R in the ceremony is College President Fr. Cristituto A. Palomar OAR, while present to witness the signing are Cavite City Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Cresenciana R. Fancuvilla and SPNHS Head Teacher III Randie L. Salonga.

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