Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)
What is Senior High School?
Senior high school is the additional two-year program for the high school that is offered beginning in 2016. The aim of the senior high school program is to prepare the student for the ASEAN integration that has begun in 2015, and for the graduates of this high school program to eventually join the industries as a competent and skilled part of the work force. Alternatively, the graduates of senior high school are also prepared to pursue collegiate education.
Is the Senior High School Program a collegiate degree?
No, it is a high school degree. After this program, the graduate may choose to join the industries or go to college for specialized degrees.
Do I need to go to college after senior high school?
It will be your choice: you can be skilled workers right after senior high school, or you can pursue college education to become professionals. Of course you can always go back to college later if you initially choose to work after your senior high school.
Do I only have one graduation from high school?
You will have two: first, from junior high school (where you are now) and then from senior high school.
Do I have to take my senior high school in my current high school?
No, you are not required to take your senior high school in your current (junior) high school. You may choose another school that offers senior high school. SPCBA is offering senior high school only. We do not have junior high school.
Why do schools which did not have high school before now offer senior high school?
This is in response to the anticipated shortage in resources in public and private high schools once the senior high school is on. Just imagine the number of students that will stay in school for two more years, which will all strain the physical and manpower resources as well as the facilities of the existing high schools. There are also a lot of existing high schools that the DepEd has not granted the permission to offer the senior high school program due to inadequacy or lack of facilities, laboratories, faculty and even classrooms.
SPCBA comes into this picture. Our senior high school is expected to draw many students from the currently existing high schools which will either be unable to accommodate the increase in number of students, or are unable to offer senior high school altogether.
SPCBA has adequate resources, classrooms, facilities and a ready faculty that can accommodate up to 1,400 senior high school students.
How much are the fees for SPCBA’s Senior High School?
Tuition and other fees amount to P22,000, including the DepEd voucher awarded to students. This, however, does not include the cost of books and school uniforms.
Upon pre-enrolment, P1,000 non-refundable reservation fee is required. This reservation fee is deductible from the total fees. Upon full enrolment, an additional amount of at least P1,500 is required.