Special Science High School

VISION
MISSION
OBJECTIVES

We envision Lorma Colleges as an educational Institution with a global perspective emphasizing quality, Christian values, and leadership skills relevant to national development.

To empower students for service anywhere in the world through Christian-inspired, quality driven, and service-oriented education and training.    

  1. The High School aims to become a leading Christian School in the north by Providing students advanced subjects that will prepare them to science-oriented courses.

  2. Developing the skills and talents of students in order to become assets and responsible leaders of the community and the country as a whole.

  3. Conducting activities that will enhance students’ environmental awareness and concern.

  4. Inculcating Christian values which will enable then to become God-fearing and concerned citizens.

RATIONALE

21ST century is marked by rapid changes such as digitization, globalization, localization, contextualization, trade liberalization, and the environmental revolution. These changes strongly demand an education that would prepare student to meet the dynamic global challenges, engage in research and development, and help transform the world of work.

 

Lorma Colleges Special Science High School (LCSSHS), one of the few secondary schools granted Level III Accreditation status, the highest Accreditation for secondary schools, reckon it obligatory to support the Philippine government’s goal to enhance the quality of basic education that is also aligned with international practice.

 

With the k-12 Basic Education Program and in the wake of AEAN 2015, Science and Technology are viewed as important vehicles that can support the trust to achieve a Philippine economy that is globally competitive and collaborative. Revisiting LCSSHS curriculum is timely and relevant in the light of these developments.

 

LCSSHS has developed a rigorous and unique program of study emphasizing the core areas of Mathematics and Science with an infusion of Technology and Research.

 

The curricula will include dedicated research classes founded upon the application of mastered material, integrated contemporary technologies, and extensive problem-solving experience.

GOALS

Anchored in the DepEd’s enhanced K-12 Basic Education Program (2010), LCSSHS graduates are expected to be provided with sufficient time for mastery of concepts and skills, to be developed as life long learners, and to be prepared graduates for tertiary education, middle-level skills development, employment, and entrepreneurship. Specifically, LCSSHS graduates should be able to:

  1. Acquire mastery of basic competencies, knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to meet the demands of the 21st century;

  2. Be more emotionally and psychologically mature for responsibilities in higher education, in the work place, or in the competitive world;

  3. Be socially aware, proactive, involved in public and civic affairs;

  4. Be adequately and academically prepared for the world of work or earnings;

  5. Be legally employable or recognized as entrepreneurs with potential for better earnings;

  6. Be competitive;

  7. Be recognized as dully qualified university graduated or post-graduate students as required in the Bologna Accord      (see DepEd, 2010)

 

           Every graduate of the enhanced k to 12 basic education program is an empowered individual who has learned, through  program that is rooted on sound educational principles and geared toward excellence, the foundations for learning throughout life, the competence to engage in work and be productive, the ability to co-exist in fruitful harmony with local and global communities, the capability to engage in autonomous critical thinking, and the capacity to transform others and one’s self.

Curriculum Overview

GRADE 7
Additional Subjects
Core Subjects

Filipino (Balarila, Panitikan Pilipino at Ibong Adarna)

English (Grammar, Communication Skills and Philippine Literature)

Enhanced Mathematics

Enhanced Science

Araling Panlipunan (Asian Studies)

Edukasyon sa Pagpapakatao (Values and Dimensions of Man)

Music, Arts, Physical Education, And Health (Philippine Music and Arts,

Personal Fitness and Health)

Computer/ICT (Office Applications, Robotics)

English-A (Speech and Developmental Reading)

Foreign Language (Mandarin)

GRADE 8
Additional Subjects
Core Subjects

Filipino (Balarila,Panitikang Pilipino at Florante at Laura)

English (Grammar, Communication Skills and Asian Literature)

Enhanced Mathematics

Enhanced Science

Araling Panlipunan (World History)

Edukasyon sa Pagpapakatao (The Filipino Family and Man)

Music, Arts, Physical Education, And Health (Asian Music and Arts, Personal Fitness and Health)

Computer/ICT (Animation, Digital Electronics, Robotics)

English-A (Speech and Journalism)

Foreign Language (Mandarin)

GRADE 9
Additional Subjects
Core Subjects

Filipino (Balarila, Panitikan Asyano at Noli Me Tangere)

English (Grammar, Communication Skills and English Literature)

Enhanced Mathematics

Enhanced Science

Araling Panlipunan (Economics)

Edukasyon sa Pagpapakatao (Social Dimensions of Man)

Music, Arts, Physical Education, And Health (History Music and Arts,

Personal Fitness and Health)

Computer/ICT (Computer Programming, Robotics)

English-A (Introduction to Public Speaking)

Foreign Language (Mandarin)

GRADE 10
Additional Subjects
Core Subjects

Filipino (Balarila, Panitikan Asyano at Noli Me Tangere)

English (Grammar, Communication Skills and English Literature)

Enhanced Mathematics

Enhanced Science

Araling Panlipunan (Economics)

Edukasyon sa Pagpapakatao (Social Dimensions of Man)

Music, Arts, Physical Education, And Health (History Music and Arts,

Personal Fitness and Health)

Computer/ICT (Computer Programming, Robotics)

English-A (Introduction to Public Speaking)

Foreign Language (Mandarin)

BES Director's Message

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Elizabeth R. Camara, LPT, MaEd
Director, Basic Education Schools

Moving forward in 2022, while we continue to be vigilant against COVID-19 and observe safe management measures, the focus of the Basic Education Schools (BES) is to continue its best efforts to provide quality education and school experience for all the students.

 

We further built our systems around our already-cloud-based academic program to deliver high-quality remote learning. Supports and adaptations were made to the schedule, grading system, student engagement, parent engagement, as well as aspects of school culture and social-emotional supports. We created a schedule of Zoom/Google meetings that encompass instruction as well as check-ins. Attendance for our FlexOn learning has been strong, with approximately 80% attendance in classes. We continue to reach out to students to increase attendance.  Teachers created a chart in Google Forms to track assignments and task completion. Parents are allowed to have access so they can monitor the progress of their children. Our online assessment systems have continued, and pre-school to Grade 2 have been administering one-on-one assessments as best as possible. If guidelines allow, we are considering one-on-one in-person assessments in April to best assess our younger students.

Our FlexOn and Hyflex modalities will accelerate learning through appropriate digital tools. We will forge ahead to realize our school’s vision of developing our students to be globally competitive for a constantly changing world through a forward-looking, balanced and holistic Lorma education, a vibrant learning community with a caring culture, close collaboration with our parents and continuous Faculty and Staff professional development.

 

Our instructional program anchors on the FlexOn-L.O.R.M.A. (Learner-Centered, Organized, Relevant, Mission Driven, Adaptable) framework for STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics), integrated and assessed learning.

 

Our BES Students learn through structured and guided inquiry, student centered-FlexOn technology and interdisciplinary instruction. Reading and research practice, arts, math and social and emotional learning are woven into STREAM-Centric Curriculum, which is designed to help our students learn academically, socially and emotionally through a framework that provides opportunities to develop resilience, practice leadership and communication, explore careers and ultimately grow into globally competent citizens.

Lorma Basic Education Schools is a leader in future-ready learning, fundamentally rooted in our competency-based and collaborative high school immersion programs with increased technology to enhance learning. Career connections, as well as exposure to working professionals, further relate our students to their own learning and their future.

 

Our students have done well in many STREAM competitions such as Shell STEM challenge, Math Olympiad, APEC International Collaborative Learning Program, Fully Residential Schools International Symposium (FRSIS), Po Leung Kuk International Arts and Design Competition, Saint Mark’s International Online Arts Competition, National and International Robotics Competition, National and International Research Acceptance and Presentations, National and International Archery and Swimming Competitions, Academic Quizbees, Literary Festivals, Children’s Museum and Library Incorporated (CMLI) academic, leadership, talents and search Festivals, Regional and National Schools Press Conference (Journalism), Outstanding Student Journalists and Athletes, ASEAN Youth cultural, and language and leadership camps, debate competitions, among others.

 

The school also puts a strong emphasis on values education through its Christian Values Education Curriculum and Christian Life program. Daily structured bible verse reading and monthly convocations are held to promote school values.

 

The school is committed to ensuring that all students receive the best support to learn and grow.

The cyber wellness program is placed under the Student Welfare Services and Activities Office (SWSA-O) to focus more on appropriate behavior in cyberspace. The school has also embarked on the Lorma Inclusive Learning Institute (LILI) to mainstream students with exceptional needs in a flexible learning environment that optimizes their potential for holistic development.

 

The community service program of the school aims to inspire students to make a difference in the community through its service-in-action framework which is led by the Supreme Pupil/Student Government. Group of students embark on various school-wide projects every year to serve the community. 

 

The school is perpetually committed to providing the best possible educational program to our students. We believe that there are numerous opportunities, both within our curricula and through extra-curricular activities for our students to gain the skills that will allow them to be successful in their lives after their basic education schools experience.

Basic Education Schools at a Glance:

Academic Programs

  • Highest Accreditation Status in all BES Programs

            Pre-School (Level 2)

            Elem (Level 3)

            HS (Level 3)

  • PEAC’s Rethinking Education, Championing and Accelerating School Transformation (RECAST) 2021-2022 National Awardee for innovative delivery of online learning.

  • Advanced Health Allied Subjects in partnership with Lorma Colleges Health Allied Programs 

  • Foreign Languages in the HS Curriculum 

  • STREAM–Centric Curriculum and Inter-disciplinary instruction (Science, Technology, Reading/Research, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) 

  • Extensive service-Learning Program/Immersion

  • Computer Skill Development in Networking, Coding/Programming, Productivity Tools Applications and Webpage and Games Design/Development

  • Journalism and Video production, yearbook production and multimedia arts

  • Physical Education Program promoting lifetime fitness activities

  • 3 Digital Labs for student use in writing, business, and computer classes

  • STREAM Makerspace

  • Encore Program for inclusive education

  • 3 Hyflex Libraries 

  • Strong Academic Technology Support

 

Student Services

  • Student Assistance Program (SAP) for students at risk in various areas

  • Student Welfare, Services, Activities (SWSA) office to assist with student enrollment, scheduling, career exploration, co and extra co-curricular choices, at-risk students, and students with attendance issues.

  • Homeroom Program

  • Socio-emotional and mental wellness

  • Lorma Care Circles

 

Extra-curriculars

  • Annual School Intramurals and Lormayam (Lorma-ayayam)

  • School Festivals (arts, musical, cultural and heritage, sports, literary)

  • Foreign Language Club

  • Computer and Robotics Club

  • ASEAN Youth Camps

  • Opportunities for Student Leadership including Supreme Pupil/Student Government

  • Service Projects such as Adopt a Staff program, handog pamasko, toy and tsinelas drive, Donate a book Program, Literacy and Digital Skills extension program, Musika-lan sa paaralan and storytelling to DepEd schools.

  • Volunteering Programs: Coastal Clean-up, Grow a community garden program, National disaster response program, affiliation with Elyunited Youth.

  • Sports

  • Peace Patrol

  • Toastmasters Club

 

With a committed staff, determined students, and supportive parents and stakeholders, we are confident that Lorma-BES will continue to thrive with optimism, and we look forward to more good years ahead and embrace all the challenges with confidence.

Faculty

Basic Education Schools Tuition and Fees as of January 2021 (Download)

**DISCLAIMER: Tuition and Fees above can be used as a reference. Tuition and Fees may vary depending on number of units enrolled and may be subject to final assessment through the system.

TUITION & FEES