High School Department: Curriculum
High School Department
High School Curriculum / Subject List

 Subject Description
Minutes
 First Year    
 Filipino 1 Wika, Ibong Adarna 40
 Araling Panlipunan 1 Kasaysayan ng Pilipinas at Pamahalaan 40
 Religion/Values Education 1 . 40
 Technology & Home Economics 1 Home Economics & General Shop 80
 Science & Technology 1 Physical & Biological Science 80
 Mathematics 1 Introduction to Algebra, Geometry, Statistics & Business Math 60
 PEHM 1 PE, Health & Music  40
 English 1 Grammar & Composition, Phil. Literature 80
 Homeroom    
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Total

460
 Second Year    
 Filipino 2 Wika, Florante at Laura 40
 Araling Panlipunan 2 Kasaysayan ng Asya 40
 Religion/Values Education 2   40
 Technology & Home Economics 2 Home Economics & General Shop 80
 Science & Technology 2 Biology & Technology 80
 Mathematics 2 Elementary Algebra, Geometry & Statistics 60
 PEHM 2 PE, Health & Music  40
 English 2 Grammar & Composition, Afro-Asian  Literature 80
 Homeroom    
 

Total

460
 Third Year    
 Filipino 3 Wika, Noli Me Tangere 40
 Araling Panlipunan 3 Economics 40
 Religion/Values Education 3   40
 Technology & Home Economics 3 Digital Electronics, Computer Software / Application & Practical Electriity 80
 Science & Technology 3 Chemistry & Technology 80
 Mathematics 3 Advance Algebra, Geometry & Statistics 60
 PEHM 3 PE, Health & Music  40
 English 3 Grammar & Composition, American 80
 Homeroom    
 Elective - Trigonometry    
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Total

460
  Fourth Year    
 Filipino 4 Wika, EL Filibusterismo 40
 Araling Panlipunan 4 World Historty 40
 Religion/Values Education 4   40
 Technology & Home Economics 4 Basic Programming & Computer Accounting 80
 Science & Technology 4 Physics 80
 Mathematics 4 Advance Algebra, Trigo & Statistics 60
 Mathematics 4 Analytic Geometry & Intro to Calculus 40
 PEHM 4 / CAT PE, Health & Music  40
 English 4 Grammar & Composition, American 60
 Homeroom    
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Total

480

ENGLISH OFFERINGS

English 1 - Grammar & Composition, Phil. Literature
This course is the first of a four-series program designed to develop and enhance the communication ability in English of high school students. This covers the basics of English, the parts of speech and their effective use in sentences towards fluency, appropriacy, acceptability and accuracy of both oral and written communication.

English 2 - Grammar & Composition, Afro-Asian Literature
This comes in four units: Unit One, on preparing to learn; Unit Two, on towards fluency; Unit Three on towards appropriacy and acceptability; and Unit Four, on towards accuracy. Preparing to learn is a unit anchored on the theme of valuing our past through readings giving values of the past and on self-conditioning lessons focused or commitment of oneself to learning through habitual studying, listening, and reading and making use of the radio, television and movies in learning. Added is a review of past lessons on sentence recognition, subject, predicate, basic patterns and meaning; agreement of subject and verb, verb forms and tenses , and parts of speech.Towards fluency is a unit anchored on the theme of coping with the present through readings giving insights on possible problems in life and on pronunciation, spelling and vocabulary lessons.

Towards appropriacy and acceptability is a unit anchored on the spirit of brotherhood and peace carried out through readings, reflective of the said spirit and through exercises on intonation, denotation, connotation, in letter writing, introducing and interviewing people, and telephone conversation.Towards accuracy is a unit that works on instilling in the student’s consciousness to work for a better future through readings that give lessons on speaking and writing effective phrases, clauses, sentences and paragraphs.

English 3 - Grammar & Composition, Afro-Asian Literature
This presents lessons preparatory to the students learning tasks like those on learning and acquiring fluency, appropriacy, acceptability and accuracy in English communication. The preparatory lessons are a number of essays motivating the students to realize the meaning and importance of studying and coping with crises in life. Also included are preparatory lessons on appreciating and understanding poems, short stories and dramas for its literal and symbolic meanings that can be of good lessons in life.

The lessons on the learning and acquiring of fluency are centered on poetry, covering oral reading of, reporting on, and discussing selected poems and stories. Learning and acquiring of accuracy are about sentence expansion, transformation, reporting and writing.

English 4 - World Literature, Grammar & Speech
1. Preparing to Learn prepares the student for his study tasks by giving lessons on the use of punctuations, on the mechanics of writing, on outlining, and on preparing a research paper.
2. Towards appropriacy and acceptability is geared towards oral and written argumentation.
3. Towards Accuracy gives lessons on effective expository writing.

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OFFERINGS

Science and Technology 1 - General Science
Science and Technology I (General Science) studies the principles of Chemistry, Physics and Biological as well as the Earth Sciences. It serves to provide all freshman students with a beginning knowledge of the physical and biological sciences and to offer some insights on how scientific knowledge is acquired. The course starts with an introduction of the scientific method followed by a discussion and manipulation of simple laboratory apparatuses and its operations. The chemical aspects of matter is discussed lengthily which makes an ideal starting point for the study of Science. An introduction to Physics is discussed in the succeeding topics with special emphasis on the concept of motion, force, energy and work. A basic knowledge of the relationship of man with his physical environment is discussed in the last units.

The learning units and activities presented allow students to understand what Science is through actual experiments and other related experiences, thus developing a respect for teamwork and the dignity of manual work. Highlighted in the course are the technological applications of science at home and in the community. The value formation is acquired through the integration of values in the Science lessons as well as through the use of modules.

Science and Technology 2 - Biology
The course is designed to develop in each student an interest in biological science by learning about living organisms and how they can apply this knowledge to common life situations. The course also describes technological developments, exposing students to new and exciting discoveries that have made ways of doing things better and more efficient. The content is updated and focuses on biological issues like environmental science, genetics and technological innovations. It also deals with impact of biotechnology in the students’ lives.

Science and Technology 3 - Chemistry
This is a two unit subject that makes use of the descriptive and experiential approach of instruction through lectures-discussion, research, projects, experimentation, trips. The course offers opportunities for students to develop skills in qualifying and quantifying data, performing and designing simple experiments and explaining scientific concepts. More important, students develop analytical and critical thinking in everyday life.

The Chemistry subject includes, kinetic-molecular theory and the three states of matter; atomic structure and the periodic table; chemical formulas and equations; the nature of chemical reactions including acid-base reactions, oxidation-reduction reactions and ionic reactions; energy changes accompanying chemical reactions, chemical equilibria and reaction rates; solution phenomena; electro-chemistry, nuclear chemistry and radioactivity; physical and chemical properties of more familiar metals, transition elements and non-metals and of their more familiar compounds; and, carbon and its compounds.

Science and Technology 4 - Physics
Since Physics is the science of energy, the course covers the different forms of energy; Mechanical Energy under Mechanics, Heat or Thermal Energy, Light Energy and Sound, Electrical Energy and Nuclear Energy.

MATHEMATICS OFFERINGS

Mathematics I - Algebra, Geometry and Consumer Math
Mathematics II - Algebra, Geometry and Statistics
Mathematics III - Advance Algebra, Geometry and Statistics
Mathematics IV - Advance Algebra, Statistics and Trigonometry
Math Elective - Analytic Geometry & Introduction to Calculus

The school prepares the students for engineering, computer and technical courses hence the department offers math subjects for one hour daily. Our math subjects expose the students to three different skills: the conceptual skill, computation, and application skills. They are provided with varied problem solving activities to develop their analytical and critical thinking. Enrichment lessons are also provided especially in higher Math subjects. The degree of difficulty of the lesson varies as one goes from one level to another.

TECHNOLOGY AND HOME ECONOMICS OFFERINGS

Technology and Home Economics 1 - Home Economics and General Shop
The primary aim of this course is to equip the students with basic knowledge and skills, proper attitudes, and values towards work. Thus, the aim of this course is not to train the students for immediate employment but prepare him for work thus much effort is place on the practical aspects such as making projects emphasizing ways to economize on materials, time, and effort.

Technology and Home Economics is intended to provide classroom and laboratory experiences that will enable the students to gain understanding of and acquire competencies in various economic activities as they relate to Home Economics, Agricultural Arts, and Industrial Arts. Home Economics covers Food Planning and Preparation and Baking Level I. Agricultural Arts deals with Backyard Gardening while Industrial Arts includes Basic Electricity and Drafting.

Technology and Home Economics 2 - Home Economics and General Shop
Home Economics covers food and nutrition and culinary arts. Agricultural Arts deals with animal production. Industrial Arts includes woodworking electronics and metal works.

Technology and Home Economics 3 - Digital Electronics, Computer Software Application & Practical Electricity
This course includes an overview of the computer information systems. It introduces the background of the computer hardware, software procedures and systems, human resources and their application in various segments of the community. Furthermore, digital electronics is being integrated which includes basic logic gates, combination of these gates, counter and the actual making of projects. The MS-Windows 95 software will be used to facilitate the learning process and to develop the knowledge and skills in creating various features and characteristics in word processing and the integration of graphics to it. Likewise, the digital electronics is discussed and applied to emphasize the significance between software and hardware system.

Technology and Home Economics 4 - Basic Programming & Computer Accounting
Bookkeeping/Accounting is a tool which can enable the user to record, classify, summarize and interpret money matters specifically in the field of business. In line with the advancement of technology, it is best to equip the students with the knowledge of bookkeeping with application to computers using spreadsheet analysis of MS-Excel Program. A basic knowledge in data management will also be introduced using dBase III Plus. The course will enable students to further understand the other two areas of MS-Excel Programs such as database management and business graphics.

FILIPINO OFFERINGS

FILIPINO 1 - 4
Filipino 1 - Wika, Ibong Adarna
Filipino 2 - Wika, Florante at Laura
Filipino 3 - Wika, Noli Me Tangere
Filipino 4 - Wika, El Filibusterismo

Sa kabuuan, ang kursong Filipino I-IV sa mataas na paaralan, sa pamamagitan ng mga araling pangwika at pampanitikan ay naglalayong mabisang malinang ang mga kaalaman at kasanayang pangkomunikatibo ng mga mag-aaral, at mahasa ang kanilang kakayahan sa pagbasa, pakikinig, pagsasalita, at pagsusulat. Bilang pag-alinsunod sa mga makabagong kalakarang pangwika at sa bagong kurikulum sa Filipino isinasaalang-alang din ang pagbibigay-diin sa mga pagpapahalagang Pilipino tulad ng mga katangiang moral at ispiritwal, sosyal, pulitikal, at iba pang aspekto ng pamanang kulturang iniwan sa atin ng lumang kabihasnan upang maiangkop ang mga ito sa makabagong takbo ng buhay. Pinag-uukulan din ng pansin ang paglinang sa kakayahan ng mga mag-aaral sa pagbibigay-kuro, paggawa ng tala, pakikipanayam, pagsulat ng mga liham, pagsunod sa mga panuto, panimulang pag-aaral at pag-unawa sa pagsasaling-wika at pananaliksik at iba pang makatutulong sa paghubog ng diwa at kaisipang maka-Filipino.

Inaasahang, sa pamamagitan ng paglinang ng mga kaisipang napapaloob sa mga araling pang-wika at pampanitikan, magkakaroon ng kaganapan ang pangunahing layunin ng edukasyon para sa mga kabataan, at matatamo ang isang uri ng mapaglaya, demokratiko, at makabayang edukasyon tungo sa matibay na sandigan para sa pambansang kaunlaran.

SOCIAL STUDIES OFFERINGS

Social Studies 1 - Philippine History and Government
Courses in Social Studies use English as the medium of instruction. In the first year level, the history of the Philippines, from the ancient times to the present is studied. The approach is integrated with other sciences and is thematic in its contents.

Social Studies 2 - Asian History
Interesting and analytical discussion of the different topics in Asian History is given emphasis. Topics include history, civilization, government, religion, arts, education, geography, wars and empires of Asian countries.It considers new information and relevant historical facts in the discussion of issues and current events that have affected Asia in the past and recent years. 

Social Studies 3 – Economics 
The basic principles and concepts of economics, and the importance of the knowledge of economics to the nation are taught. Related and interesting issues affecting our nation and the world are analyzed. Values regarding awareness about the state of our environment and natural resources, socio-economic problems, good housekeeping and the like are integrated.

Social Studies 4 - World History
The course presents an updated account of world history from ancient and medieval periods down to contemporary times. It includes the early beginnings of human civilization. Historical facts and concepts are taught in thematic units rather than in the traditional chronological approach.

RELIGION OFFERINGS

Religion I - IV
The Religion Program, as the core of the High School Curriculum is committed to the formation of every student into a mature human person through a deeper understanding of God in his daily Christian life.

The course seeks to make students aware of God’s purpose of salvation. It upholds man’s dignity as a person created in the image and likeness of God. The gift of faith man receives through the sacraments of Baptism unites him with the Father through Jesus Christ in the Holy Spirit. Man is sanctified by the Holy Spirit to share in the mission of Christ as active members of the Christian community, the church.

PEHM OFFERINGS

Physical Education, Health & Music I - IV
Physical Education (PE) I - IV covers activities that would give an all around physical development of the students through various games., individual & team sports, dances, etc.

Health I deals with the physiological and biological changes in this stage of their life and teaches them how to cope with these and how to adjust to the changing environment. Health II deals about the different sicknesses, common ailments and their prevention. Health III gives emphasis not only on the physical health but on the mental and emotional aspects of one’s growth. Health IV covers personality development including the acquisition of knowledge about sex, population education and community health.

Music I - IV
It deals with the various aspects of music education, the development of the appreciation for music, development of the love for Kundiman and othe classical songs as well. It also involves training to enhance student's talent in singing and vocalization and note reading.

Remedial Classes:
Remedial classes are offered by the department as part of the academic assistance program of the Colegio to students. This program aims to help failing students and slow learners cope with the basic requirements of the academic program. Remedial classes are held during Saturdays and after regular class hours. Attendance of students to this program is strictly on a voluntary basis.