Senior High School was deployed in LPU – Manila in the Academic Year 2016-2017, pursuant to Republic Act No. 10533 signed by Pres. Benigno S. Aquino III into law on May 15, 2013. It is the Enhanced Basic Education Act mandating twelve years in the Philippine Basic Education system to empower Filipino learners to become competitive in their career path or any discipline they wish to pursue upon completing the K to 12 Program. With all the fervor to serve, LPU was permitted to operate its Senior High School by the Department of Education with the provisional permit No. SHS-0059 s. 2015 released on April 21, 2015.
SHS had an enrollment of 1,034 Grade 11 students when it commenced on June 13, 2016, with Ms. Clarence Ella D. Alipio as the first Principal, Ms. Irene G. Cruz as the Coordinator, and 28 teachers.
The strands that were initially offered were the ABM (Accounting, Business and Management), STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), and HUMSS (Humanities and Social Sciences). The ABM strand had the largest population of 718, while the STEM had 190, and HUMSS had 126. LPU’s thrust is more in Tourism and Management programs, which explains why most are in ABM.
In the same Academic Year, on July 4th, the SHS LYCESGO (Lyceum Central Student Government) was formed, with Gember Carl Linsangan as president and John Christian Espinola as adviser. Furthermore, the official logo was devised under the expertise of Mr. Alshamir Aripuddin with the help of Mr. Mark D. Dublin. Mr. Aripuddin also composed the SHS hymn entitled “We Soar High” and interpreted by the SHS chorale. It has truly been a fruitful beginning, with Ms. Stella Mariz P. Indiongco launching the official SHS publications, The Lycean Pioneer and Ang Simula.
At the onset of the Academic Year 2017-2018, the Senior High School Department hired additional administrative personnel. Mr. Mark Dublin was the Curriculum Coordinator tasked to oversee curriculum enhancement, teachers’ compliance with the Classroom Monitoring Report, Electronic Class Records, and encoding of grades. Mr. Ronnel B. Agoncillo, Jr. was the Discipline Officer whose main role is to hear, settle, and sanction student issues with the consensus of the Board of Discipline.
Part of the enhancement of the program was the addition of Nihongo as an elective subject. Twelfth-graders were also required to take the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) as part of their credentials for college and / or work preparation. NCIII for Events Management also became part of the pilot program for Grade 12 ABM, almost all of whom were deemed “competent.”
Several student organizations were convened. The 5S Club, headed by Mr. Agoncillo, is promotes the school’s advocacy of 5S and student discipline. BMC (Bearers of Music Club), the official SHS choir headed by Mr. Dublin, has been actively participating in the department’s and the university’s various programs. The Cerberus Sports Club, headed by Mr. Billy V. Natad, oversees the sports engagement of SHS on and off-campus. LOVES (League of Volunteer Engaged Students), headed by Ms. Josefina A. Lazaro, initiates campaigns for community extension activities.
Currently there are 845 students in Grade 11 and 942 in Grade 12, while the number of faculty members has increased from 28 to 44.
A hub of proactive learners equipped with excellence and innovation in the service of God and country.
The Senior High School is committed to the following mission:
- Engage learners in various research studies that will hone their critical thinking and collaborative skills. (Research)
- Provide outcome-based learning experiences through creative and innovative strategies that will render them technical and conceptual skills. (Instruction and Quality Services)
- Prepare learners to exemplify responsible leadership in school and in society through relevant school activities and industry immersion, which are vital to their future real-life encounters. (Instruction and Institutional Development)
- Conduct programs that will serve a purpose to the society and promote social awareness. (Community Extension)
- Produce holistic graduates that meet the demands of both the local and the global market with professionalism and integrity. (Professionalism and Values)