The HIGH SCHOOL DEPARTMENT has been granted Level III accreditation by PAASCU on December 15, 2008. This status is valid until May 2012. Goals and ObjectivesThe High School Department is an integral part of a larger institution, St. Joseph’s College. As such it aligns its goals and purposes with those of the whole academe. As an educational unit responsible for the formation of young adolescents, it is committed to the following goals:
a) Formation of a true Christian who manifests in his/her daily living, love and faith in God and his/her fellow human beings; is self-disciplined and self-reliant; practices sound moral values; and who has developed fundamental social awareness and responsibility and healthy attitudes that will make a promoter of the integrity of creation and an advocate of peace based on justice, truth and freedom for all women and men, particularly the common masses-- the poor, the deprived, the oppressed and the exploited;
b) Development of the full potential of the intellect in every student To accomplish this the young adolescent will be guided in acquiring and understanding basic information, concepts and principles that are related to his/her total environment. He/She will also be provided with adequate tools and processes that will enable him/her to use to the optimum human faculties such as observation, critical-analysis, synthesis, communication, and evaluation of situations, and events in her natural habitat as well as in her social milieu. The ultimate aim of all these is to evolve in the student the capability to weigh and judge situational phenomena necessary for making independent, wise and creative decisions;
c) Formation of an emotionally stable and socially adjusted adolescent who understands with an open mind his/her own capabilities and limitations; who accepts and allows for individual differences among his/her peers and his/her fellow human beings; and who can reasonably commit herself to a chosen task, goal or purpose, vis-à-vis, his/her rights, obligations and responsibilities in the face of constantly changing socio-economic, political and cultural realities;
d) The enhancement of physical health and coordination in each adolescent so that he/she fully can function as an individual and participate actively in the pursuit of goals in her society;
e) The nurturing of a deep sense of nationhood, of dedicated service to the church and society and of oneness with the less privileged in society. The education of the young adolescent will therefore go hand-in-hand with a critical study and appreciation of Philippine historical development set against the background of global events, thus enabling him/her to take a positive stand and pursue his/her goals through a definite course of action.