Cordillera Regional Science High School
|Cordillera Regional Science High School 123|
|Wangal, La Trinidad, Benguet
|Type||Public, science school|
|Principal||Mr. Daniel D. Peredo, Principal I (August 2016 to present)|
|Grades||7 to 11|
|Number of students||367|
Cordillera Regional Science High School (CRSHS) is a public high school located in the municipality of La Trinidad in the Philippine province of Benguet. It serves as the campus of the Regional Science High School Union system for the Cordillera Administrative Region.
Considered as one of the most prestigious schools in the region, the school was established in November 18 on the Philippine school year 1994-1995.
The school is among the eleven Regional Science High Schools established in the country in the school year 1994-1995 by virtue of DECS order Nogfgfg . 69, s. 1993. It is operated and supervised by the Department of Education. It is also dependent on funds provided by the Department of Education and not the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), as was a popular misconception.
The school opened in the school year 1994-1995 with an enrollment of 86 first-year students. It operated under the Benguet National High School until Republic Act No. 8376, authored by then Congressman Ronald M. Cosalan, entitled “An Act Establishing the Cordillera Regional Science High School in La Trinidad, Benguet and Appropriating Funds Therefor” was approved on November 13, 1997.
From June 1994 to December 1998, the school used the Benguet School Teacher's Association building in the barangay hall and warehouse at the Puguis Elementary School site for its classes.
The school was transferred to its present site at Wangal on January 4, 1999.
CRSHS implements the curriculum for Regional Science High Schools prescribed by the Department of Education, which is different from the 2003 Basic Education Curriculum (BEC). The CRSHS curriculum is enriched with science, mathematics and English subjects, although Filipino, MAPE and TLE are also included. For Technology Livelihood and Economics (TLE), the only component offered is computer education and it is only given to the first and second year students.
The curriculum is prescribed by the Dep-Ed central office. The school year 2003-2004 was the first year of implementation of the 2003 Revised Curriculum for Regional Science High Schools. It was implemented in the First Year level, and the old students were left to graduate with the old curriculum. The main differences between the old and new curriculum are the time allotment and elective subjects.
There are two primary buildings, a laboratory complex, and an extension building. The two primary buildings consists of eight classrooms utilized for classes, a science laboratory room, a computer room, a faculty room, two offices, two female comfort rooms, and two male comfort rooms. The three classrooms of the first floor of the first building can be merged to form a multi-purpose hall for programs and events. The laboratory complex contains the physics and chemistry labs. This year, a building with two classrooms, made purposely for the Senior High, was made, which started last November 2015 and ended on October this year. It was turned over to the school on its foundation anniversary last November 9.
Cordillera Regional Science High School is among the few schools in CAR that has various school equipment.[vague] Aside from the equipment received from other agencies, Dep-Ed CAR, and the division office of Benguet, it had been receiving a special MOOE fund of 2 million per year from CY 1997 to CY 2002. The amount has been used to purchase science, math and English equipment.
Based on the Regional Science High School manual issued by Dep-Ed, the maximum number of students per class is 36.
- "Republic Act No. 8376: An Act to Establish the Cordillera Regional Science High School, in La Trinidad, Benguet, and Appropriating Funds Therefor". Chan Robles Virtual Law Library. 13 November 1997. Retrieved 8 October 2014.
- "Brief History". Cordillera Regional Science High School. Retrieved 8 October 2014.