SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (SHS)

Senior High School (SHS) refers to Grades 11 and 12, the last two years of the K to 12 Basic Education Program. In SHS, students are required to go through a core curriculum and subjects under a track of their choice. The SHS Curriculum, as part of the K to 12 Program, aims to produce graduates who have the following characteristics: Holistically developed; Equipped with 21st century skills (i.e., learning and innovation skills, life and career skills, communication skills, and information media and technology skills); and Prepared for the future, be it in pursuit of higher education or acquisition of middle-level skills, or geared towards employment or entrepreneurship. A product of consultations among the Department of Education (DepEd), Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), other government agencies and labor market partners, the SHS curriculum was developed with the learners’ livelihood and further education readiness in mind. It recognizes the learners’ needs, characteristics, and possible choices while also considering the learners’ community, culture, competencies, and career options. Hence, by establishing an effective SHS, we are ensuring that the learners (1) benefit from an education system suited for the 21st century, (2) are prepared for what they want to be after high school, and (3) are equipped with the knowledge and skills to pursue better lives for themselves, their families, and communities.