Junior High School
OBJECTIVES OF THE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Secondary education shall have the following objectives:
- To continue to promote the objectives of elementary education, but shifting in emphasis from the mastery of basic tools, expression, and understanding to the use and extension of the tools for further exploring and acquiring intellectual, social, moral and physical concepts, ideas, attitudes and skills in order to develop the whole human being.
- To discover and enhance, in addition, the different aptitudes and interest of the individual student so as to equip him/her for work in the real world and/or for further formal studies in higher education.
This provision is based on Section 22 of BP 232.
“Beginning where elementary education left off, secondary education prepares the student for the demands of higher education. Broadly stated, it aims to achieved the “maximum development of the adolescent to make him/her effective and efficient in the roles that he/she will play in the different social groups to which he/she belongs, whether in the academe or in the work force.”
Secondary education ensures (1) the development of the cultural, socio-civic, physical, moral and spiritual aspects of the individual; (2) the development of his/her sense of membership in a national community; (3) the development of his/her intellectual and work skills; and (4) the development of his/her values. Specifically, it seeks to accomplish the goal by:
- adapting the K to 12 Basic Education Curriculum as the basic curriculum and enriching it with the Christian formation program of the school and the relevant subjects for its electives, thus preparing the students adequately for College and productive living;
- helping students re-direct their values and attitudes and use their competencies for service to their less fortunate brothers;
- providing a balanced program of students growth and development to include the intellectual, moral, spiritual, social and physical aspects of development;
- revising the T.L.E. program to include Computer literacy and agricultural arts to help students develop basic skills for gainful employment;
- making students internalize and live basic Christian Filipino values and culture;
- maximizing the use of library and laboratory facilities, teaching aids and devices for instruction;
- intensifying the use of student services namely: student recruitment, student scholarship, guidance services, and student activities;
- identifying and participating community projects and citizen movements for students’ involvement in the community and national developments; and
- updating teachers’ competencies in teaching strategies and methodologies, test construction and assessment.