By Mary Canino, Katrena Cortes and Clarice Limchiu, STC Masscom interns
The end of summer vacation signals a bittersweet moment for the life of a high school student. But as a new school year approaches, slowly getting excited for a new journey into senior high is on the horizon. With a new school year come new senior high school programs and things are getting exciting with the number of new programs that are being offered. Check out this list of some of the best universities here in Cebu that offer senior high courses.
With the advent of the K-12 program, the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) now offers different academic tracks for incoming senior high students. The academic tracks consist of three different programs which are Academic, Technical-Vocational-Livelihood (TVL), and Sports and Arts. For the academic track, USJ-R will offer the Accountancy, Business and Management (ABM) strand, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (Stem) strand, Humanities and Social Sciences (Humss) strand and General Academic strand (GAS). The TVL track consists of Home Economics (HE) and Information and Communications Technology strands (ICT). USJ-R will also cater to the inner creative and athletic side of its students as sports and arts are also included in a student’s academic track.
University of Cebu
University of Cebu (UC) is a learning institution with the most accredited programs offering affordable and quality education to its students. Currently, UC continues to have a growing number of board topnotchers through its four campuses that are conveniently situated within different parts of Cebu: UC Main Campus, UC Banilad Campus, UC Lapu-Lapu-Mandaue Campus and UC METC Campus. The university is now offering the K-12 program in its four campuses. In UC-Banilad, offered under its academic track are the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (Stem) strand, Humanities and Social Sciences (Humss) strand, Accountancy, Business and Management (ABM) strand, General Academic (GAS) Strand; Technical-Vocational-Livelihood (TVL) track; and Arts and Design track. In UC Lapu-Lapu-Mandaue Campus, offered under its academic track are the Stem Strand, ABM strand, Humss strand, GAS and the TVL track. In its Main Campus, offered under its academic track are the Stem strand, Humss strand, ABM strand, GAS; TVL track; Arts and Design Track; and Sports Track. In the METC Campus, offered under its academic track are the Stem strand, Humss strand, GAS; and TVL track.
University of San Carlos
The University of San Carlos (USC) is one of the oldest schools in the country that was established in 1595 and is also considered as one of the top universities in Cebu. It consists of five campuses in different areas of Metro Cebu, the Downtown Campus, the Talamban Campus, the North Campus, the South Campus and the Montessori Academy. With the implementation of the K-12 program, the university is now ready and is offering programs only in its South and North Campus. USC-South Campus is offering the Accountancy Business and Management (ABM) strand and Humanities and Social Sciences (Humss) strand under its academic track. The Arts and Design track and Sports track are available as well. While in USC-North Campus under its Academic track, it only offers the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (Stem) strand.
Save a seat in Southwestern University (SWU) for Senior High. One can enhance more his passions as SWU offers a lot of programs under its academic track. The university offers the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics strand (Stem) which is suitable to those students that focus more on their academic track. One can choose also under its academic track programs among the Accountancy, Business and Management (ABM) strand, with focus on Hospitality and Tourism, the Humanities and Social Sciences (Humss) strand, the General Academic strand (GAS), with focus on Education, and Stem strand with focus on Health. To the creatives, they need not worry since SWU also offers programs under the TechnicalVocational-Livelihood (TVL) track. They can choose between the Home Economics strand with focus on Hospitality or the Tourism ICT strand with focus on Computer Engineering. The Sports Track is also offered for the athletic ones.
Cebu Institute of Technology-University
Cebu Institute of Technology-University (CIT-U) is also K-12 ready. CIT-U offers the Stem (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)strand. Students can choose also between the Accountancy, Business and Management (ABM) strand and the General Academic strand (GAS). These following programs are offered by the university which is known as the home of topnotchers under its academic track.