MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Over 11,000 schools all over the Philippines will offer the K to 12 program’s senior high school to at least 1.5 million students starting 2016.
In senior high school, students can choose from the following tracks: academic, technical-vocational-livelihood (tech-voc), sports, and arts and design.
These tracks will prepare future graduates for their preferred exits: whether they will pursue higher education (college), seek employment, or become entrepreneurs.
The Department of Education (DepEd) has already identified 5,990 public schools that will offer senior high school in 2016. Another 5,046 private schools will also offer the program.
The department has listed in its website the DepEd and non-DepEd schools that will offer the additional two years of the new basic education curriculum. (INFOGRAPHIC: 10 things about K to 12)
Below is a map that shows 5,454 of the 5,990 DepEd schools. Schools with location data available from the Philippine Geoportal are mapped as blue dots. Type in the name of your town in the search box to zoom in and highlight the schools of the town.
While most schools will offer the academic and tech-voc tracks, DepEd will ensure that every province has at least one program for arts and design, and one program for sports.
Will there be a senior high school near you? Check out Rappler’s maps to find out. – Jee Y. Geronimo/Rappler.com