Mapúa Institute of Technology, the country’s leading technological school, is set to offer senior high school (SHS) starting academic year 2016-2017.
Mapúa President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Reynaldo B. Vea said that Mapua will offer all strands in the Academic Track and that the curricula will be strongly aligned with Mapúa’s curricula, which are outcomes-based and learner-centered. This is pursuant to the Department of Education’s mandate that the SHS curricula should be designed to ensure that the graduates in the academic track will be ready for higher learning.
“As we open our doors to Grades 11 and 12, the same high-quality education that Mapúa is known for will be employed, which ensures world-class education and advantage in admission to tertiary level institutions,” said Dr. Vea.
The four strands under the Academic Track that Mapua SHS will be offering are: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Strand (STEM); Accountancy, Business and Management Strand (ABM); Humanities and Social Sciences Strand (HUMSS); and General Academic Strand (GAS).
Dr. Vea further added that studying at Mapúa SHS will give the students foot-in-the-door advantage in the competitive admissions process into the colleges of Mapúa. They may choose to pursue any of the Mapúa academic degree programs, which are harmonized with the four SHS academic strands. These programs include but are not limited to 10 ABET-accredited programs, namely, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Environmental and Sanitary Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, and Information Technology.
Moreover, students with at least 85% general weighted average and final grades in Science, English and Mathematics will be exempted from taking the admission exam.
Mapúa also offers integrated BS/MS programs that will give students an MS degree in the same amount of time that will give them a BS degree in other schools. This is possible because of Mapúa’s quarter system at the college level.
“With the offering of the SHS, we guarantee that we will continue to uphold Mapúa’s tradition of excellence and forward-looking approach to development. In Mapúa SHS, the students will gain strong background and competitive skills, as well as professional readiness and growth,” said Engr. Rosette Eira E. Camus, dean of Admissions and International Programs.
Mapúa SHS will have two semesters, which will start in July and December. Each semester will have 20 weeks. For more information on Mapúa SHS admissions, please click here.