Republic Act No. 10533 (R.A 10533) otherwise known as the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013, has expanded the years of schooling in basic education from 10 years to 12 years. In school year 2016-2017, an additional 2 years representing Grades 11 and 12 will be introduced in the basic education system through senior high school.
St. Michael’s College, Iligan City, receptive and ardent to new innovations, applied for provisional permit no.110, s.2015 to operate the Senior Hugh School Program. The institution will be offering all the academic tracks namely: Accountancy and Business Management (ABM), General Academics (GA), Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Humanities and Social Sciences (HUMSS) and Tech Voc Track starting June 2016. The program will be manned with very competent and qualified teachers to teach the core, contextualized and specialized subjects in various tracks and strands offered by the school.
The Department of Education will be subsidizing fees of Grade 10 completers from public and private Junior High Schools (JHS) who want to enroll in a (1) private high school, (2) private University or college, or (4) technical-vocational school, which will offer Senior High School (SHS) starting 2016-2017.
The detailed guidelines on the implementation of the Senior High School (SHS) Voucher Program (VP) through DepEd Order 46, s.2015 states that all Grade 10 completers of public JHS, including State Universities and Colleges (SUC)/Local Universities and Colleges (LUC) JHS are qualified voucher recipients (QVR) and shall receive the full voucher value. Grade 10 Education Service Contracting (ESC) grantees from ESC participating schools are also QVRs and will be given 80% of the voucher value. Non-ESC students from private JHS can apply for vouchers subject to an assessment of their socioeconomic status. If deemed qualified, they will also receive 805 of the voucher value.
With great fervour, optimism and readiness for the onset of the senior high school program implementation, St. Michael’s Academic Community is determined to pursue the fulfillment of its mission as it consistently move forward in its pursuit for academic excellence, while nurturing faith through humble service as a gift to the community of Iligan and the nearby provinces and cities by delivering quality Education embued with Marian-Ignacian values.
St. Michael's College of Iligan City, a Catholic institution of higher learning in Iligan City, administered by the Religious of the Virgin Mary (RVM), offering four levels of education: elementary, secondary, tertiary and graduate school.
Its programs are accredited by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU) for 25 years, a silver triumph indeed!