Ever since the implementation of K-12 in the Philippines in 2016, numerous questions have popped up from parents and students. Even if years have passed, students and parents still find themselves with more questions, and less answers, that can help them make the best possible decisions for their future.
If you’re an incoming Senior High School student yourself, you may find yourself asking this question:
What is Senior High School for?
Senior High School can be your springboard for a successful college life. It may appear to be two additional years of education, but these years will not be wasted if you make the right choices even before enrollment for college. Here are some of the things that incoming Senior High School students and their parents should consider before making any big decisions:
1. The Right Senior High School
The right Senior High School will allow you to take the next step: preparation for college. In Senior High School, you would be right in the middle of exiting high school and entering tertiary education. Before you know it, you will be graduating with a degree, and you’ll be seeking your first job. The idea may seem daunting, but the transition to the next phase in your life will be smoother if you come prepared – and the right Senior High School will help you with that.
You will need a school that meets the global K-12 standard; a school that will enable you to become globally competitive yourself, a school that is the leader in your preferred field, and a school that will allow for easy transition into a college that will enhance your value as a career person.
You will need a school that can help you map out your future, and a school that will help you develop wholistically, allowing you to embody the values you need to stand out among the rest.
Malayan Colleges Laguna (MCL) is the school that will help you achieve all of these. Having been known to offer quality education since 2007, Malayan Colleges Laguna has long since established itself as an accomplished higher education institution with exceptional board passing rates, an outstanding reputation in local and national competitions, and industry connections that help students gain experience and enhance skills for employability. The school opened its doors to Senior High School students in 2016, offering the same quality of learning to the new generation of learners.
2. The Right Senior High School Track and Strand
Besides choosing the right SHS, you will also need to decide on the best track and strand for you.
You can think of the Senior High School “tracks” as areas of study, from which you can select more specific paths called “strands.” These strands will help narrow down your potential college and career options.
This is essential for you to focus your energy on your desired path that can extend not just to college, but beyond it as well.
At Malayan Colleges Laguna Senior High School (MCL-SHS), two tracks are offered: the Academic Track, and the Technical-Vocational-Livelihood Track. Under the Academic Track, the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) strand, Accountancy, Business and Management (ABM) strand, and Humanities and Social Sciences (HUMSS) strand are offered, while the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) strand is offered under the Technical-Vocational-Livelihood Track.
If it feels overwhelming to think about the available choices, it may help to think first about what you see yourself doing in the future. Think about the career you want to pursue, and the college degree you need to do so – and then you can find the Senior High School strand that is best aligned to it.
This strand will be your first step outside of general education – and through it, you will be able to both explore your interests further and test the waters of the path you’ve chosen for yourself.
3. The Right Preparation
There may still be some debate on whether Senior High School is necessary and worth the time, especially since the Philippines has only started implementing the K-12 system five years ago, but the fact remains that through K-12, transitioning to studies or a career abroad is now easier. And with the right preparation, you can make the most out of the two years you will be spending in Senior High School.
Through a good Senior High School education, you can prepare yourself for the real world by engaging in opportunities that allow you to grow and learn through serving, to innovate and explore your capabilities, and to challenge yourself by solving real-world problems.
Your Senior High School experience might not always be smooth sailing, but it’s also possible to find all the help you need if you choose the right school.
At Malayan Colleges Laguna, not only is there an abundance of extracurricular activities for your growth, but your wellbeing is also prioritized. Malayan Colleges Laguna advocates for the mental health of everyone, with webinars held regularly for students and employees alike. The institution has also deployed its Innovative Learning System to continuously address the needs of students despite the limitations that the pandemic has placed on schools. Social activities are also still held even online, allowing students to network, meet, and become leaders.
Senior High School may seem like a tough phase in a student’s life, but when you choose Malayan Colleges Laguna, it can be easier.
Find out more about Malayan Colleges Laguna and its Senior High School program. Enroll now and start your journey with us today.