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General Academic Strand (GAS)

Many Senior High School students are part-time workers or help out with the family business, as such, you may find it difficult to attend a traditional school with a strict schedule. Because of this, many students have had to face the tough decision of choosing between work or school, often having to sacrifice their schooling to help out with the families expenses.

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    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
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    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

    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

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