High School and Grade School

 


The Basic Education Department (BEdD) is guided by the mission, vision and philosophy of Manila Central University. The department upholds its commitment of providing quality education to the Filipino people and to humanity at large. It produces excellent basic education learning and training in a changing social environment.
The department preserves its culture of strong coordination and partnership with its stakeholders through the Parent Teacher Association. The department adopts the Student Selective Admission and Retention Scheme, and significant changes and development are taking place every school year to ensure high quality basic education.
Moreover, the Basic Education continuously responds to the challenges of various educational reforms. In its transition to the K to 12 Curriculum, the BedD has reinforced the currently mandated Kindergarten curriculum for its technical, entrepreneurship, and academic directions.
In 2014, the Manila Central University Board of Trustees approved to offer a Senior High School Program. The University submitted the requirements to the Department of Education (DepEd) in April 2014 with the intent of offering the Academic Track including all Academic Strands such as Science and Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Accountancy, Business and Management (ABM), Humanities and Social Sciences (HUMSS) and General Academic Strand (GAS) in accordance with DepEd Memorandum No.4, Series 2014. MCU was then granted the Permit to Operate by the Department of Education the in June 2015.
True to its mission of providing quality education, MCU opened its door to students subsidized by the government through the Senior High School Voucher Program. Furthermore, MCU conducted series of career talks in public and private schools to help students decide on what strand to enrol for their Senior High School. MCU also offered free Senior High School Assessment among the first 500 takers to determine the most appropriate strand for the students.
Through the Senior High School Program, the University will provide the mastery of concepts and skills to help the students prepare for their College life and to be lifelong learners.
At the end of the twelve-year basic education program, following the K to 12 Curriculum, the students should have manifested the skills essential for meaningful and productive social participation in both the local and global communities, such as:

  1. The ability to creatively articulate orally in writing personal views, ideas, beliefs and orientation;
  2. The exercise of the critical mind in the analysis of issues and concerns relevant for a significant contribution all spheres of socialization;
  3. Technologically-equipped to maximize the full potentials for a gainful employment after secondary education; and collaborative attitude and endeavoring spirit necessary for a lifelong quest for knowledge

Programs

  • Pre-School
  • Grade School
  • Junior High School
  • Senior High School
    • Academic Track
    • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
    • Accountancy, Business and Management (ABM)
    • Humanities and Social Sciences (HUMMS)
    • General Academic Strand (GAS)

Vision

The Basic Education Department to become a premier basic education institution in the Philippines through balanced program with creative, innovative and integrative teaching and learning experiences meeting the exigencies of the time and the demand of the 21st Century competencies.

Mission

The Basic Education Department enrich pupils and students to be balanced young individuals with creativity, flexibility and passion for life with mastery of the content and learning application and nourished by humility, integrity, patriotism and generosity to prepare them as active members of the society in nation building through innovative, creative and integrative instructions and learning application with competency.

Student Organizations

  1. High School Student Council (HSSC)
    Senior High School Student Council (SHS-SSC)
    The Organization is the umbrella structure of the high school student body whose members are composed of student officers duly elected by the student body. It undertakes projects and proposes activities for the benefit of the high school students.
  2. Grade School Student Council (GSSC)
    This organization leads students to conduct activities for the development of their talents and skills. It serves as the mother unit of all clubs in the elementary and caters to their needs as well as assists the students in the realization of worthwhile activities for their growth.
  3. Peer Facilitators Organization (PFO)
    Peer Facilitators (Senior High School)
    This aims organize and train group of students who will serve as peer counselors who will assist fellow students to cope with their school, family and personal difficulties.
  4. Club Literati (English)
    Shakespeare Club (Senior High School)
    Aim is to develop students to be effective communicators in both oral and written in English language. In addition, the club’s aim is to enhance the leadership and confidence of students by joining acting/theatre workshops to come up with a master piece of their own.
  5. Samahang Ipinagmamalaki ang Filipino (SAIFI Club)
    Francisco Balagtas Club (Senior High School)
    Aim is to be proud of one’s language, enhance communication skills in both oral and written Filipino language and become an avenue to communication between students and teachers. It encourages students to participate in activities of the club.
  6. MatheMagicians Society (Math)
    Math Society (Senior High School)
    Aim of the club is to appreciate the usefulness, power and beauty of mathematics through different activities. To encourage students to solve mathematical problems in both written and real life situations.
  7. Centralino Chamber of Young Scientists (CCYS Club)
    Science and Technology Club (Senior High School)
    Aim is for students to develop expertise in both theoretical and practical sciences and give scientific explanations to situations.
  8. Centralino Chamber of Young Scientists (CCYS Club)
    Science and Technology Club (Senior High School)
    Aim is for students to develop expertise in both theoretical and practical sciences and give scientific explanations to situations.
  9. Technologist and Artist Guild (TAG Club-TLE)
    Its aim is to enhance students’ capabilities and productiveness in both at home and in community. Also to equip students with vocational interest and diversified occupational skills.
  10. Himig, Galaw, Sayaw (HGS Club-MAPEH)
    Aim is to provide students an opportunity to develop and enhance students’ talents in music and arts through self- discipline, patience, attention to details and desire for excellence.
  11. Association of Computer Enthusiast Students (ACES Club Computer)
    Objective is to develop technical skills with the use of different operating systems and applications with the use of latest educational technology.
  12. MCU Scouting Movement
    This organization of young boys and girls aims to contribute nation-building according to the ideas, principles and program of Boy/Girl Scouts.
  13. Science and Technology Club
    Aims are for students to develop expertise in both theoretical and practical sciences and give scientific explanations to situations and to develop technical skills with the use of different operating systems and applications with the use of latest educational technology.
  14. Sociology Club
    Aims of the club are to develop students’ responsibilities in participating and creating a harmonious relationship among teachers and students. To be updated in current events and issues around the world.
  15. Campus Journalism Society
    This is an organization of students who have potentials to be writers and serve as the publication arm of Senior High School.
  16. The Junior Pharos – The Official Student Publication
    The Pharos serves as a medium in fostering communication and favorable relations between the students and the administration with the end in view of uplifting the quality of education in the University and the overall student experience. The publication promotes communication among all the stakeholders of MCU, publishes socially relevant concerns and the views of stakeholders especially the students, provides training, growth and development for the editors and staff, and maintains the student newsletter as a communication tool.
  17. Creative Arts Group (CAG)
    The objective of this organization is to provide excellent student development programs that:

    • Recognizes and enhances the artistic and musical talent of the students in the university;
    • Given an avenue for expression of these gifts and talents;
    • Develops life skills such as socialization, leadership and communication;
    • Promotes cultural appreciation and student life in the university; and
    • Provides opportunity for community service
  18. The CAG is composed of different organizations
    1. MCU Junior Chorale
    2. MCU Junior Dance Troupe
    3. MCU Junior Visual Artists Guild
    4. MCU Dulaang Centralino
  19. MCU-University Integrated Community Extension Programs and Services (UNICEPS)
    To enable Centralinos to actively participate in community service programs with willingness in support of the vision and mission of the University.

Affiliation

  1. Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities
  2. Philippine Association for Teachers and Educators
  3. Caloocan Association of Private Schools, Inc.