School Name : Benguet State University – Secondary Laboratory School (BSU-SLS)
Address : KM 6, La Trinidad, Benguet
Telp. : +63 74 422 2402
In Benguet State University, College of Teacher Education has three laboratory schools. They are Secondary Laboratory School, Elementary Laboratory School, and Early Childhood Development Center. The objectives of Benguet State University-Secondary Laboratory School (BSU-SLS) as follows:
- Serve as a laboratory school for the College of Teacher Education by providing opportunities for pre-service teachers to develop and practice effective teaching-learning skills, attitudes and values;
- Continue the general education started in elementary and prepare the students for college programs along their lines of interest;
- Inculcate among the students the desirable values for personal development in dealing with self, relating with and serving others, country and God and in dealing with issues and problems posed by the environment;
- Equip the students with the necessary skills, knowledge and information and set a work ethics essential for making an intelligent choice of occupation or career and specialized training;
- Broaden and heighten the learner’s abilities in appreciating the arts and sciences and in promoting the welfare of the arts;
- Prepare students as farmers, entrepreneurs, home managers and agricultural researchers.
Vision and Mission
The vision and mission of SLS follows the vision and mission of BSU.
A PRIMER UNIVERSITY delivering world-class education that promotes sustainable development amidst climate change.
To provide quality education to enhance food security, sustainable communities, industry innovation, climate resilience, gender equality, institutional development and partnership.
Academic Support System
In BSU-SLS, there are 18 clasess. This is class programs in BSU-SLS:
|7-1||USAID #4||Mr. Agustin R. Nang-is|
|7-2||USAID #6||Mr. Kin Jay B. Basngi|
|8-1||USAID #3||Mr. Ariston B. Canayon|
|8-2||VOAG #14||Mrs. Faustina T. Dio-as|
|8-3||VOAG #17||Dr. Eugene S. Lumasok|
|9-1||USAID #2||Mrs. Cecilia B. Samonte|
|9-2||Science #8||Ms. Imee C. Cuadra|
|9-3||VOAG #15||Dr. Rosemarie P. Daytec|
|10-1||USAID #1||Mrs. Kristine B. Dela Cruz|
|10-2||USAID #5||Mr. Martes D. Dionisio|
|10-3||Science #7||Mr. Ryan B. Batinay|
|11-1||CTE #113||Ms. Christine Joy E. Abance|
|11-2||Anthurium Hall||Dr. Olga B. Betudio|
|11-3||CTE #213||Ms. Jovelyn B. Dio-as|
|12-1||CTE #112||Ms. Abegail C. Betudio|
|12-2||CTE #114||Ms. Vandertee M. Batalier|
|12-3||Library Basement||Ms. Praise Lynn U. Canggat|
|12-4||CTE #214||Dr. Dante M. Miguel|
Every Monday, the students should wear their formal uniforms complete. The BSU jacket is worn on Monday and Tuesday. On Wednesday, it is the civilian day but there are some prohibited clothing and they should wear their PE uniform every PE schedule only. Then, they wear their blue collar polo every Thursday or Friday either of it and the rest day formal again.
(The SLS uniform)
Before students start the class, they have a flag ceremony. For supporting the learning in class, every class is provided a television set. This is utilized by all students for updating their knowledge in all subject, but I haven’t seen the math teacher used it for the learning. There is a board and projector screen also, but the projector is kept in teacher office for security. The teacher can use it to develop the class strategy and make it easy to explain to the students like showing them power point, watching video or picture, etc.
(Television, white board, green board)
There are lockers in the back of every class, so the students can keep their things in there.
(Grade 8-1 students with their lockers)
Junior High School: Agricultural Science, Home Economics, and Vocational Agriculture.
Senior High School:
- Academic track
- Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Strand
- Humanities and Social Science (HUMSS) Strand
- Technical-vocational track
- Home Economics Strand: Hair Dressing, Bread and Pastry Production
- Agri-Fisheries Strand: Organic Agriculture, Pest Management.
- Sport track
(Home Economics Building)
(Vocational Agriculture is the oldest building of BSU-SLS)
In BSU-SLS is provided a lot of academic and non-academic systems. There are music studio, SLS library, BSU library, Projection Room, Chemistry Room, Basketball Area, and other sports area. Those can improve students academic skills and other skills like sports and arts. Students can go to BSU Library for looking for references, if they didn’t find the book in SLS Library. The canteen in Home Economics building is so clean and comfort. very The school also provides a few comfort rooms.
(Some math books in SLS Library)
(Virtual Library in BSU Library)
(Enjoy on reading in BSU Library)
The class starts at 07.45 and there is always a ceremony at 07.50 before it. BSU-SLS holds learning class for 5 days, Monday to Friday. They have 12 subjects, as follows: Math, Science, Filipino, Physically Education, Arts, Music, English, Technology and Livelihood Education (TLE) , Values, History, Health, and Elective (Ag-Sci, VoAg, HE). BSU-SLS has 60 minutes for every period for most of every subject and 7 subjects each day. Like in mathematics class, it is just 1 period or 60 minutes long. The teacher always check the students cleanliness. The checking attendance is done by secretary o the class.
After finish a topic, the class will have a individual activity. It will be discussed material. The students answer is checked by their seat mate. It also learn about honesty. Then, they can continue the next topic.
Materials and other learning sources
The materials sources are mostly from book and some teachers also make their own module and share it to the students. The textbook itself is provided in English because English is formal language in Philippines, especially in La Trinidad. The learning materials are uploaded at the government website
Measurement and evaluation system
There are fourth quarter on in every grade. Besides, there are some contains on the quarter. In every contains, there are some chapters. The teacher will give a chapter test to the students.
The BSU-SLS has promotion and retention as follow:
- Promotion in the secondary course is by subject and not by curriculum year. A student who failed in the certain subject must repeat the subject.
- Student with deficiencies are required to take summer classes and present grade(s) upon enrollment. These students must obtain permission first from principal before enrolling for summer classes.
- Students who failed in at least 3.0 units shall be retained.
- Graduation students with deficiency/ies shall not be given only upon completion of the said defecency/ies.
- Students of Agricultural Science section whose general average in the preceding school year in lower than 85% will be transferred to HE or Vo-Ag course or maybe transferred to another school of their choice. Transferring from one course to another is allowed except for the cause specified hereof.
The BSU-SLS using the ‘K to 12’ basic education curriculum. The ‘K to 12’ Program covered Kindergarten and 12 years of basic education (six years of Primary Education, four years of Junior High School, and two years of Senior High School) to provide sufficient time for mastery of concepts and skills, develop lifelong learners, and prepare graduates for tertiary education, middle level skills development, employment and entrepreneurship.
Teaching plan (of mathematics)
Teaching plan for mathematics is basically about problem solving. Even, in the books it is always how to do problem solving. The teachers use some references to support the class learning, especially module which is Singapore source. For mathematics class in a week the periods is about 4 times for every class, which is one period a day or 60 minutes. The teacher follows the learning competencies on ‘K to 12’ curriculum.