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A Guide to the Senior High School Academic Track

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Oct 05, 2018

The Academic Track is one of the four tracks offered in the Senior High School program of the Philippine’s K-12 Basic Education Curriculum. It is intended for students who want to pursue higher education after they graduate in senior high. There are four Academic Track strands, namely Accountancy Business and Management (ABM), General Academic Strand (GAS), Humanities and Social Sciences (HUMSS), and the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) strands. Continue reading this track guide to learn about each strand’s specializations and set of challenges.

The Academic Track and its Strands

Accountancy Business and Management Strand

Planning to take a career in the finance industry? Want to start your own business in the future? The ABM strand is designed to train students in the basic concepts of business management, financial management, and corporate operations. There are a number of courses that you can take after ABM to help you land your dream job.

General Academic Strand

If you haven’t made up your mind yet as to which degree you want to take in college, the General Academic Strand or GAS can help you realize your passion. GAS provides a flexible curriculum that allows students to learn and experience the electives of all the other Academic Strands. Since GAS is not specialized compared to the other strands, there’s a wide range of courses that you can pursue in college.

Humanities and Social Sciences Strand

Humanities and Social Sciences (HUMSS) is one of the Academic Track strands that focuses on the study of human behavior, arts, culture, literature, politics, and society. Students in the HUMSS strand can fit in various college degrees after they graduate.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Strand

If you are eyeing science and technology careers in the future, STEM might be the best strand for you. The STEM strand is designed to provide students with the fundamental concepts related to engineering, science, and math. Under this strand, you will encounter interesting topics such as Biology, Physics, Calculus, and Chemistry which you will also find useful when you take STEM-related courses in college.

List of schools in the country that offer Academic Track

Ready to start your senior high journey in the Academic Track? Browse through thousands of schools in the country that provide SHS Academic Track programs and apply through Edukasyon.ph now!

 

Written By:

Karl Nicole Nucum

Karl has been in the writing industry for more than five years now. She finished Bachelor of Arts in English Major in Broadcast Journalism. Aside from happily doing household chores, her most productive spare time includes reading tech articles and learning more about digital marketing.

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