THE Department of Education (DepEd) on Tuesday said they had extended the registration period for Senior High School (SHS) from October 19 to November 13 to ensure that incoming Grade 11 and 12 students are enrolled in the program in June 2016.
Education Secretary Armin Luistro said the extension will give all incoming Senior High School students ample time to decide on their choice of SHS track.
“We want our students to be aware of the importance of choosing a track that suits their interest and matches job opportunities that await them,” he said.
Senior High School allows students to choose among four tracks—Academic, Technical-Vocational-Livelihood, Sports, and Arts and Design—which are designed to help learners prepare for higher education, employment, or entrepreneurship.
All Grade 10 students in all public and private high schools are encouraged to submit their choice of school and SHS track to their respective class advisers. The class advisers of Grade 10 in public schools are then tasked to register their students for SHS and submit learners’ preferences through the SHS registration module in the Learner Information System of DepEd.
The SHS early registration is also open to high school graduates prior to the full implementation of the Kindergarten to Grade 12 (K-to-12) program, passers of the Philippine Educational Placement Test and Accreditation and Equivalency Examination for Junior High School level.
Under the K-to-12 reform, a student will be required to undergo kindergarten, six years of primary education (Grades 1-6), four years of junior high school (Grades 7-10) and two years of senior high school (Grades 11-12).