In line with the thrust to strengthen Science and Mathematics education in the country, the Department of Education (DepEd), through the Bureau of Secondary Education (BSE), has been implementing the specialized public secondary school system through the Regional Science High Schools (RSHSs) since 1994.
In line with the thrust to improve the quality of teaching and performance of talented secondary school students, the Department of Education (DepEd) implemented the Special Program for the Arts (SPA) and the Special Program for Sports (SPS) since 2000 in selected public secondary schools nationwide. The schools offering SPA and SPS provide development opportunities to high school students with high inclination and potential for arts and sports.
The Department of Education (DepEd), through the Bureau of Elementary Education (BEE), has been implementing the Special Science Elementary School (SSES) Project since 2007. This is an educational intervention designed to develop children who have keen interest and exceptional abilities in Science and Mathematics.
In order to have a standard costing and to systematize the competency assessment activities of the technical-vocational (Tech-Voc) Senior High School graduates under the K to 12 Basic Education Program in 2018, the Department of Education (DepEd) adopts the modified Technical-Vocational Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Assessment scheme.