Philippine Science High School Central Visayas Campus
Philippine Science High School Central Visayas Campus (PSHS-CVisC) is a campus of the Philippine Science High School System for region VII, a specialized public high school in the Philippines.
It was established in 2005, and became the Philippine Science High School System's 9th Campus. It is located at Sitio Guso, Barangay Talaytay, Argao, Cebu (3.5 km from Argao proper).
The Philippine Science High School Central Visayas Campus started with one academic building and 25 scholars, with six teachers and six administrative staff. The Officer-In-Charge Campus Director at that time was Dr. Pedrito G. Padilla, who helped in setting the foundations of the school. The school started its operations on June 29, 2006, while formal classes started on June 30, 2006. Dr. Florita A. Pontillas, a resident of Argao, Cebu succeeded Dr. Padilla making her the first Campus Director until August 2013. From September 2013 to present, Dr. Warren D. Cordeta of Tacloban City, Leyte is the campus director.
During the opening ceremonies in 2006, the scholars, who were housed in the Kumazawa residence and Aballe Apartelle due to the lack of dormitories, went up the mountain with their parents to witness the first opening ceremonies of the school. Many political personalities were there, like Simeon Kintanar, former congressman of the second district of Cebu and Wilfredo Caminero, former mayor of the municipality of Argao, Cebu.
The school is currently on its tenth year of operation. The school started with the following sections per year level. For the three sections of the first year high school: Quartz, Zircon and Bauxite; second year level: Edelweiss, Freesia and Periwinkle; third year level: Helium, Krypton and Xenon; fourth year level: Hadron and Lepton. Later, the names of the two sections of the fourth year level was changed to accommodate the three sections due to the increase in enrollees. The names of the three sections of the fourth year level were changed to Gluon, Photon and Graviton. Together with the addition of the K+12 curriculum new sections have been added, Block A, Block B, and Block C.
From 2006 to 2012, Ms. Arlene C. Agosto was the designated chief of the Curriculum and Instruction Services Division (CISD). Mr. Joseph P. Hortezuela succeeded her as the CISD chief from 2012 to 2015. From 2015 to present, Ms. Sherry P. Ramayla is designated as the CISD Chief. The usual gauge of the academic performance of the campus after four years of operation is the University of the Philippines College Admission Test (UPCAT) performance of the current fourth year students. The school has already produced four (4) UPCAT oblation scholars in a span of 6 academic years. The first oblation scholar was Ariel Raye Rica of the second batch (batch 2011). The fourth batch (batch 2013) produced two oblation scholars namely: Lowelyn Anne Itang and James Christian Relampagos. Weand Ybañez of the sixth batch (batch 2015) was also the oblation scholar of the last batch of examinees of UPCAT before the introduction of the K-12 curriculum.
Currently, the school is implementing the K-12 curriculum of the PSHS system. The first batch of this new curriculum is still in their eleventh grade. The campus has these infrastructures: two dormitories (male and female), two academic buildings forming an academic hub, one administration building, a school gymnasium and a school canteen.
- PSHS Central Visayas Campus official website