SPVA Senior High goes Green Light
That is the affirmative response of Mr. Joselito B. Mariano, principal of Saint Peter of Verona Academy (SPVA) when asked if the school will offer Senior High School (SHS) this school year 2016 – 2017.
Mr. Mariano explained with enthusiasm that the Department of Education (DepEd) has already issued permit to SPVA to operate senior high school next year.
Students and parents alike, not only from Saint Peter but also from other schools, have expressed their interest in enrolling at the Academy for senior high.
In addition, the school offers Academic Tracks: General Academic Strand (GAS), Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Accountancy and Business Management (ABM), Humanities and Social Science (HUMSS), also Vocational Track: Computer Hardware Servicing was also included.
A three-story fully-air-conditioned building is currently under construction to house the students enrolling for SHS. Other workshop facilities and edifices are also being expanded to cater students’s needs.
Along with these renovations are some minor inconveniences that other school staff must endure in a while. For instance, offices like those of the principal, cashier, registrar, guidance counselor, and school nurse, had to be transferred into a temporary location to give way for the construction of the edifices.
“All developments entail few inconveniences at the start. We are confined in these smaller offices now, but we know that this is just temporary. We are assured that better offices await us,” Ms. Mila S. Tioson, school registrar, said in an interview.
Moreover, more than the physical facilities, the school has been preparing its faculty members for the SHS. Professors and instructors have been being lined up and determined to ensure that “highly competent individuals with the appropriate qualifications and specializations are hired to teach” as prescribed by DepEd Order No. 03, series of 2016.
The school is very positive that current grade 10 students are going to patronize the school for their SHS. Even now, more than 90% of the school’s junior high school completers enrolled for reservation. Students from other schools who wished to enroll in SPVA for SHS have also inquired. By the end of March and beginning of April, the school will determine how many students will be catered from other schools to enroll.
“We’ve [already] expected that there will be more enrollees in senior high school; and the school is helping… or collaborating with the program of the Department of Education (DepEd) in helping the students in their senior high. The students and parents alike must rest assured that the school remains true to its promise of total quality education.” – Mr. Joselito B. Mariano