BAGUIO CITY – The Division of City Schools of the Department of Education announced that enrolment for upcoming senior high school students in the eight public secondary institutions offering senior high school strands in the city already started Monday.
Dep Ed assistant regional director and concurrent City Schools Superintendent Francis Cesar B. Bringas urged parents of senior high school students to visit the different schools offering senior high school strands in the city in order to have their children enrolled instead of awaiting the last minute rush that might compromise the acceptance of their children in the said schools.
He announced that the schools in the city which will be offering senior high school strands include the Baguio City High School (BCHS) main campus, the Sto. Tomas National High School, San Vicente National High School, Mil-an National High School based in Loakan, Guisad Valley National High School, Joaquin Smith National High School based in Asin, the Irisan National High School based in Irisan and another stand alone senior high school near the Philippine Science High School (PSHS).
Last week, education and city officials inaugurated the first senior high school building, which is a 4-storey 8-classroom structure, at the San Vicente National High School in order to be used by the senior high school students once they go to classes by the first Monday of June.
Bringas revealed that the stand alone senior high school campus in Irisan is composed of a 4-storey 32classromm building that was sourced out from the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) and a 20-classroom schoolbuilding from the Department of Education.
By next year, Bringas added that the education department will again fund the construction of another 20-classroom schoolbuilding within the 2-hectare compound of the standalone senior high school campus in Irisan in order to increase its capacity to accommodate more senior high school enrolees wanting to avail of the different senior high school strands offered under the government’s K to 12 program.
For those wanting to enrol in the stand alone senior high school campus in Irisan, he cited that parents of children should approach the assigned school official in the Dep Ed division office in Military Cut-off while those wanting to enrol in the school nearest them must approach the senior high school in charge assigned in the school the soonest in order to be accepted for enrolment.
Bringas cited that parents could also have their incoming senior high school children enrolled in the different private education institutions that were already accredited to offer senior high school strands for them to be able to pursue their senior high school studies under the K to 12 program.
He assured parents that the schools offering senior high school are ready to accept the expected influx of enrolees in the next several weeks so that regular classes will start by the time that classes open on June 6, 2016./Dexter A. See