Basic Education Department

Secondary Program



The program integrates interdisciplinary vocabulary and topics as content in the development of academic language proficiency through the use of journalistic, literary politico-economic, referential and procedural texts in Filipino.


This addresses the communicative needs (I.e. interpersonal, informative and aesthetic) of students by adopting a communicative, interactive, collaborative approach to learning as well as reflection and introspection with the aim in view of developing autonomous language learners aware of and able to cope with global trends.


The program follows the linear sequential or discipline-based approach.

First Year is Elementary Algebra.  It deals with life situations and problems involving measurement, real number systems, algebraic expressions, first degree equations and inequalities in one variable, linear equations in two variables, special products and factoring.

Second Year is Intermediate Algebra.  It deals with systems of linear equations and inequalities, quadratic equations, rational algebraic expressions, variation, integral exponents, radical expressions and searching for patterns in sequences (arithmetic, geometric, etc.) as applied in real life situations.

Fourth Year is Trigonometry and Advanced Algebra.  Trigonometry is concerned with the Basic Trigonometric Concepts, Circular Function, Solution of Right and Oblique Triangles and Trigonometric Identities.  Advanced Algebra includes Function and Relations, Linear Quadratics, Polynomials Exponential and Logarithmic Functions and Statistics.


This program promotes students’ awareness of the relevance of science to life and develops critical and creative thinking as well as skills in problem solving through cooperative learning and teaching of science in an outdoor environment.   

First year is general science, biology is the focus in second year, chemistry and physics is the focus in third year and fourth year respectively.


This is a learning area that serves as a practice environment for holistic learning to develop a healthy personal and national self-identity.  It is designed to develop the personal, social work/spatial skills of learners’ especially interpersonal skills, empathy with other cultures, vocational efficiency, problem-solving and decision-making in daily life.  It has four (4) component subjects.  Araling Panlipunan (AP); Technology and livelihood Education (TLE); Music, Arts, Physical Education and Health (MAPEH) and Edukasyon sa Pagpapahalaga (EP).

Araling Panlipunan covers Philippine History and Government in the First Year, Asian Studies in the Second Year, World History in the Third Year and Economics in the Fourth Year.  The approach is thematic/chronological in the case of the history-oriented disciplines, and thematic/topical in the case of economics.

Technology and Livelihood Education comprises home economics, agriculture and fishery arts, industrial arts and entrepreneurship.  To complement the development of procedural knowledge in the classroom, the learners are given time to work on their projects outside the school, and to develop practical work skills at home and in the community.

Music, Arts, Physical Education and Health aims at developing the learner’s personal, social and aesthetic skills and values.  It covers the study of the elements and styles of music learned experientially through listening, singing, playing, reading and creating.  Philippine Music and Visual arts materials as well as those of other countries are used for deepening the understanding of musical and artistic ideas and values.  The visual arts involve drawing painting and masking two-three dimensional artistic pieces.

Physical Education aims at the physicals and athletic development of the learner through selected physical exercise, games, sports and dance.

Health develops the learner’s ability to attain and maintain holistic health (physical, mental and interpersonal).  It includes population, drugs and safety education.

Edukasyon sa Pagpapahalaga addresses the goal of the adolescent period: the formation of self-identity ( pagbuo ng pagkatao).  It seeks to guide the youth in developing their values, increase their capacity for reflection and critical analysis and achieve integration personhood.  The role of the Teacher is to identify the values inherent in each discipline and to deliberately attempt to instill there values in his/her teaching through the experiential learning approach.  The revitalized Homeroom Guidance Program (RHGP) is a vital component of Edukasyon sa Pagpapahalaga.


Research is the systematic, objective and comprehensive investigation of certain phenomenon which involves accurate gathering of data, recording and critical analysis and interpretation of all facts about the phenomenon for the theoretical and practical needs.


This elective course enables students to process data into useful and meaningful information through the hands on exercises that this course provides. It enables them to be equipped with the basic knowledge and skills in the information technology age to make improvements in today’s society.

Christian Living

CL is anchored to respond on the idea that education must always be enlightened by faith and morals to achieve its noble purpose. It guides students to come to know the absolute truth and fullness of life.

(Enclosure No. 2 to DepED Order No. 35, s. 2005)



This program aims to provide secondary education to students who are self-employed or employed by other people during the greater portion of the day.

Night classes begin at 4:00 pm and ends at 9:00 pm. Night high school classes are adequately and efficiently administered supervised by the high school principal and secondary school teacher designated as officer-in-charge of the program. The school provides maximum security measures for students, teachers, support staff and administrators. Adequate lighting facilities in the classroom in the school premises is made available as well.

All curriculum requirements for regular day classes also apply to secondary night classes. It is offered for five (5) years



This program provides alternative mode of delivering secondary education. It puts premium on independent, self-pacing and flexible study to reach learners who are unable to start or complete secondary education due to problems of time, distance, education design, physical impairment, financial difficulties or family problems. The Open High School  System is learner-centered and makes use of wide range of teaching/learning strategies through a combination of print and non-print media. This program is similar in some respect to distance learning/education.



The Science curriculum provides a more intensive, comprehensive and advanced secondary curriculum with special reference to Science. It is a curriculum for the more intellectually promising students, with the objective of fostering problem-solving approach of critical thinking and harnessing the full potentials of the learner. It has an enriched Science, Mathematics and English curriculum in addition to the standard requirements of the Basic Education Curriculum