Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Strand

Overview of the STEM Strand

Designed to prepare students who express keen interest in taking college degrees focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), senior high school students will be exposed to learning activities that will hone their knowledge and skills in analyzing data, understanding real-world impacts, and conducting research.

The Objectives of the STEM Strand

The STEM strand is designed to nurture senior high school students’ curiosity, problem-solving abilities, and communication skills. With the STEM strand, graduates will:

  • Have developed a keener sense of creativity and ingenuity which is essential in coming up with new ideas and innovations
  • Be more inclined to experiment and be more open to risks
  • Be able to apply the knowledge they’ve learned in class in everyday scenarios, most especially in their future courses
  • Have the foundational competencies that will allow them to excel in their chosen courses and, eventually, help them qualify for jobs in the STEM strand

Advantages of the STEM Strand

The STEM strand gives senior high school students exposure to the intertwining disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) to see how they work in real life. The STEM strand:

  • Builds resilience in a safe environment by allowing students to experiment and to naturally experience failures as part of the learning process
  • Encourages teamwork so students can find solutions to problems, record data, write reports, give presentations, and prepare them for STEM strand jobs
  • Teaches kids about the power and importance of technology, especially in today’s digital age
  • Fosters a habit of adaption when things don’t go as planned
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Possible College Courses Under the STEM Strand

Senior High School Students that pursue the STEM strand are more inclined towards complex scientific advancements and the future of modern technology.

Many of our STEM students go on to apply for undergraduate programs and explore their preferred specialized fields. Through the courses under the STEM strands, these students continue to grow into the country’s future scientists, engineers, programmers, and trailblazers within their niche. The STEM strand course list can include the following degree programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science / Data Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology / Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics / Applied Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Science in Statistics
  • Bachelor of Science in Architecture
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences / Life Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics
  • Bachelor of Science in Food Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology / Biochemistry / Chemistry

Possible Jobs in the STEM Strand

Our senior high school students go on to find relevant STEM strand jobs that match the skills and knowledge they’ve acquired from our curriculum. They will find plenty of opportunities, both in employment and in further studies in higher education. Senior high school graduates have found fulfilling and successful careers in the following jobs in the STEM strand:

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Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Strand Curriculum

The senior high school STEM strand provides a deep dive into hard sciences including Earth Science, Pre-Calculus and Basic Calculus, and Physics. These subjects will serve as preparation for students’ future undergraduate programs.


STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics strand. Through the STEM strand, senior high school students are exposed to complex mathematical and science theories and concepts which will serve as a foundation for their college courses.

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.

Graduates can take on jobs in the STEM strand, such as IT professionals, architects, agricultural engineers, food technologists, civil engineers, chemical engineers, industrial engineers, nurses, chemists, biologists, doctors, and pilots.

STEM graduates are very much in demand these days, due to the many infrastructure developments going on around the country and the opening of many foreign plants and companies.

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