General Academic Strand (GAS)

Overview of GAS

Designed to prepare students who are more inclined to general areas of study rather than specialized fields, GAS will present the option for SHS students to take their electives from specialized subjects of any other strands.

The Objectives of the GAS

The GAS is ideal for those who are still undecided about which career path they want to pursue in the future. GAS aims to:

  • Cover various subjects and topics including Humanities, Social Sciences, Organization, and Management
  • Give students the freedom and ability to pursue any undergraduate program under the three other strands in the future
  • Develop your communication and writing skills
  • Learn about Empowerment Technologies
female GAS student

Advantages of the GAS

The GAS gives senior high school students exposure a variety of different subjects, allowing them to explore each one to see which will be the best fit for them. With GAS, students can:

  • Take a wide selection of subjects including Disaster Preparedness, Risk Reduction, And Organization Management
  • Enjoy a balanced mix of subjects from the other SHS strands namely HUMSS, ABM, and STEM
  • Make a more informed decision regarding their undergraduate program and future career path because they have learned a host of different subjects

Courses to Take After Senior High School

SHS graduates of the GAS strand can enroll in the following undergraduate courses:

  • Bachelor of Science in Multimedia Arts and Sciences
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Cinema
  • Bachelor of Science in Interior Design
  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Education
male GAS student
GAS students studying online

Possible Career Paths with the GAS

Senior high school graduates of the GAS can have successful careers as the following:

  • Educators
  • Businessmen
  • Lawyers
  • Professors
  • Psychologists
  • Doctors
  • Writers
  • Journalists
  • Multimedia Designers
  • Interior Designers
  • Social Workers

General Academic Strand Curriculum

Unlike other strands, the senior high school GAS gives students a more general overview on the different subjects rather than a focused approach. In this strand, students receive a holistic education that tackles subjects from each of the different strands – HUMSS, STEM, and ABM. General academic strand subjects are ideal for students who want a well-rounded educational experience that opens the doors to various career and education paths to explore after graduation. Some of the GAS strand subjects in our curriculum include:

  • Oral Communication in Context
  • Reading and Writing Skills
  • 21st Century Literature from the Philippines and the World
  • Understanding Culture, Society and Politics
  • Earth and Life Science
  • Physical Science
  • Introduction to the Philosophy of the Human Person
  • General Mathematics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Physical Education and Health 1 & 2
  • English for Academic and Professional Purposes
  • Research in Daily Life 1
  • Empowerment Technologies: ICT for Professional Tracks
  • Organization and Management
  • Introduction to World Religions and Belief Systems
  • Disciplines and Ideas in the Social Sciences
  • Trends, Networks, and Critical Thinking in the 21st Century Culture


GAS stands for General Academic Strand. Through the GAS, senior high school students are given exposure to different courses so they can make a more informed decision about their future career path. GAS gives a more generalized approach towards educating the students, rather than focusing on one or two fields, allowing students to explore their options.

It’s important to remember that there is no right or wrong strand or track. When it comes to choosing a strand, students just have to choose one that they are genuinely interested in or would like to pursue in the future, as the strand they choose will provide them with the knowledge and skills they’ll need in college or future employment.

Under GAS, SHS graduates can get jobs as teachers, doctors, lawyers, businessmen, accountants, engineers, social workers, designers, psychologists – practically any job under the three other strands!

GAS is a very versatile strand because it does not focus on any single career path. This gives students the freedom to explore their options and gives them a good mix of subjects so they can make a more informed decision when it comes to choosing an undergraduate degree in the future.

No, you do not need to answer an entrance test to apply to OEd Senior High School. Senior high school applicants only need to fill out the application form online and submit their requirements via email. Once we have received all your requirements, we will evaluate your application before informing you of our decision. Please take note that this may take anywhere between 24 to 48 hours.

New K11 students are expected to submit the following:

  • Successful Online Registration;
  • Form 138/ Grade 10 Card;
  • Certificate of Completion;
  • Certificate of Good Moral;
  • NSO Certified Birth Certificate;
  • Form 137 or the Transcript of Records (School-to-School Transaction)

The tuition fee and other fees vary per program. Course Fee is charged on a per-course basis. To learn more about OED fees, please register at or chat with us on