On June 13, 2016, Palo National High School (PNHS) fully implemented senior high school.
“PNHS is considered as a medium-integrated senior high school based on the classification given by the Department of Education (DepEd) because the population of the senior high school students here is above 430,” Ernani Fernandez, the ABM subject group head PNHS, said.
According to Fernandez, when it comes to tracks, PNHS is offering Academics and Technical-Vocational and Livelihood (TVL). In Academics, they have Accountancy Business and Management. For TVL, they have two strands– the EIM and CSS with Animation.
“In Information and Communication Technology (ICT), we are still waiting for 52 stand-alone desktops that can be used by the ICT students for research, which will be provided by DepEd,” he added.
According to him, DepEd also donated a two-storey building to the said school with the aid of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).
“We are happy because if you will look at the number of students we have, compared to the other municipalities, we are having the volume of enrollees. It means that we are having a good marketing and at the same time they believe that PNHS can really be a help to the courses that they want to have in their senior high school,” Teodora Picson, senior high coordinator, said.
Picson also said that she is satisfied with the preparation of the school for the program in a way that they’ve been through various training and orientations.
With regards to the facilities, she said that they are in the process of acquiring them and there are also some facilities in the junior high which can be a help to the senior high school learning.
“I really hope that K-12 program, especially senior high school, will have a big impact on my life. I also expect that it will equip me with the things that I need to be globally-competitive,” Myrabelle Lopez, an ABM student of PNHS, said.