CURRICULUM AND ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
SSIS High School Department is generally patterned after the Common Core State Standards for English, UK Standards for Mathematics and Science, and NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Math). It applies WASC Focus on Learning called Expected Schoolwide Learning Results (ESLRs).
For teaching methodologies, the Junior High School Department of SSIS uses innovative learning technology and effective approaches to teaching such as Brain-based Learning, Differentiated Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment (D.C.I.A.), Positive Learning Environment through Discipline (P.L.E.D.), and Understanding By Design (U.B.D.). Below is the list of the academic programs offered in the High School Department:
The program aims to make the learner understand and master the different mathematical concepts, theories, and principles in order to adapt to the fast-changing needs and challenges of modern education. They are to acquire competencies and develop the power of quantitative thinking in applying mathematical procedures in daily life. They should also demonstrate skills in computing accurately, estimating, communicating, and thinking critically and analytically in solving mathematical problems related to human social life. They should be able to have daily positive attitudes towards Mathematics, thus, developing the value of self–reliance, competitiveness, accuracy, confidence, and excellence for the greater glory of God.
The program aims for each pupil to learn, understand, appreciate and use the English language in everyday life. Students learn to listen, speak, read, write, and view at different times and in different ways through creative and informative activities. The learners are provided access to varied information that they must effectively use in spoken and written forms. Learners are expected to communicate fluently and effectively for various purposes and contexts. Furthermore, they are equally molded to be persons imbued with the values integrated into all lessons.
The program aims to make the learners understand, explore, appreciate and apply the science concepts and principles. It aims to provide the learner opportunities to acquire and apply scientific skills, processes, attitudes, and values necessary to analyze and solve problems in varied life situations. The learners are also expected to appreciate the importance of living and non-living things by observation, interaction, and exploration through experiments and investigations.
Social Living and Global Education were conceived to develop students’ historical and global perspectives, concerns, and standards for their role as citizens of a democratic society in an interdependent world. The global perspective will help them see their linkages to others leading them towards participation, collaboration, and acceptance of diversity. Students are made to realize that a person does not live for himself alone but for his country, his people, and all the people of the world.
The Christian Living Program, by uniting the three dimensions of faith (Doctrine, Moral, and Worship), aims to produce learners who are constantly aware of God’s loving presence, care, and providence: who glorify the Lord in all activities – prayers, work, play and in living a Christ-centered life who foster strong desire to share by being men and women for others and who emulate Mary and other saints in their works, actions and way of life.
The Values Education program aims to teach students the importance of proper values.
Ang Filipino ay naglalayong humubog ng iba’t ibang kasanayan at kaalaman sa pakikinig, pagsasalita, pagbabasa, pagsusulat at pag-iisip sa wikang sarili upang malinang ang kakayahan at kasanayan ng mga mag-aaral upang maging tunay na Pilipino sa damdamin, sa isip, sa salita at sa gawa na may takot at pagmamahal sa Diyos.
The program is gender-free to promote equality in performing the different tasks of boys and girls. It also develops in the students love and respect for work and provides them with the basic skills necessary to become productive and responsible members of the family, and the country. It also gives them survival skills. Beyond this, it develops the students’ nurturing skills, sense of responsibility, and independence.
The program aims to equip learners with the computer skills and knowledge needed to be competent, productive, and creative individuals in the information age.
The program aims to help the learner to widen and strengthen his sensitivity to the creative and expressive qualities of Music through the perception and understanding of its component elements for the improvement of personal, social, cultural, and aesthetic growth.
The program aims to provide activities and opportunities for each learner to develop best understanding of fine arts, aesthetic and critical senses and creative expression.
The program aims to meet the physical, social, emotional as well as recreational needs of pupils through various enjoyable activities that would help them to think critically, express themselves positively and work with others harmoniously.
The program introduces students to different languages and cultures. It also enhances cognitive development, creativity, and divergent thinking. Studies show that learning another language enhances the academic skills of students by increasing their abilities in reading, writing, and mathematics.
Portfolio Assessment for Students of Stonyhurst Southville is a program that enhances the skills that research entails. The culmination of the program is a panel defense of their thesis.
The program aims to provide students with knowledge and understanding of the concepts of business and management to prepare them for the future. SSIS offers courses in Economics, Accounting, Investment Management, and Entrepreneurship.