City of San Fernando, Pampanga—In view of the full implementation of the Senior High School (SHS) Program in SY 2016-2017, the Department of Education seeks to ensure that all Grade 10 completers including those who are outside the formal education system are enrolled in SHS. Through the SHS Career Guidance Advocacy Program, DepEd aims to assist SHS enrolees to make informed decisions regarding their choice of SHS track that suits their skills and interests and also matches the available resources and needs of the society.
With the aim of assisting Grade 10 students, all public and private schools are tasked to conduct the school-based activities under the CGP which include the conduct of the Grade 10 Career Guidance Manual which shall be delivered by the class adviser during the weekly Homeroom Guidance from September 14-October 9. A Career Guidance Week will also be held on October 12-16 and the Parent-Teacher Conference will be on October 17.
The SHS Early Registration Month for SY 2016-2017, which will be conducted in October 2015, seeks to ensure that all Junior High School (JHS) or Grade 10 completers, high school graduates, and PEPT and A&E passers to enroll in the SHS program. It also aims to gather relevant information about the SHS entrants that will help facilitate the optimal allocation of acquired resources such as classrooms, teachers, equipment and facilities.
Upon culmination of the CGP, the SHS Early Registration shall be conducted from October 19-23, 2015. All Grade 10 students in SY 2016-2017 shall submit to their class adviser a duly accomplished SHS Preference Slip containing their choice of schools and programs. It shall be expected that the student’s preferences were discussed with their parents.
Senior High School covers eight learning areas as part of its core curriculum, and adds specific tracks (similar to college courses) based on four disciplines: Academic (which includes Business, Science & Engineering, Humanities & Social Science, and a General Academic strand); Technical-Vocational-Livelihood (with highly specialized subjects with TESDA qualifications); Sports; and Arts & Design. SHS Students may pick a track based on how he or she will want to proceed after high school graduation.•