Quezon City Academy

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Quezon City Academy Foundation Inc.
Quezon City Academy's logo Quezon City Academy's campus
Quezon City Academy's logo and campus.
Address
1144 Epifanio delos Santos Avenue
Quezon City, Metro Manila

 Philippines
Information
Type Private Secondary School
Established 1953
President Florentina C. Gonzales
Principal Vivien R. Riano
Grades 7–11
Color(s) Maroon and White         
Athletics QCA Jaguars
Sports 1 varsity team
Nickname Kyoka
Newspaper QCA Echo
Website

Quezon City Academy is a private secondary school located at 1144 Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (EDSA), in Quezon City, Philippines.

History[edit]

Established in 1953, it was first known as Bago Bantay Academy, a kamalig-type structure. In its first year of operation, there are only 62 students.

Ten years later in 1963, Justice Carmelino Gomez Alvendia, Sr. of the Court of Appeals, offered to buy Bago Bantay Academy in its chronic stage of decay. In its first year of operation with Justice Alvendia, Bago Bantay Academy changed its name to Quezon City Academy. There was only one section per year with a total school population of 89 students. Also in that year, Bago Bantay made a relocation area for squatters from Sampaloc to Intramuros, Manila. However, a big public school was established nearby, the San Francisco High School (formerly Don Mariano Marcos High School), and it became one of the rivals of Quezon City Academy. QCA was receiving minimal patronage from the people it aimed to serve.

Justice Alvendia, an educator and an economist, was a visionary. He made renovations in Quezon City Academy until it become one of the famous IT secondary schools in the Philippines. But before that, in 1965, enrolment rose to 132. In the 1980s, the population rises to 2,700 students with almost 450 graduates every year. It is clear that patronage of residents of Bago Bantay, Project 7, Project 8, Sto. Niño, Pag-asa, Project 6, Balintawak, Bagong Barrio, San Francisco del Monte, West Avenue and other nearby areas in Quezon City has been won over by QCA.

In the 1997-1998 National Secondary Assessment Test, QCA carded a general average of 98.9%.[citation needed]

Curriculum[edit]

In terms of new technologies, QCA students have been taught basic and advanced IT software programs. During their first year, students are taught with basic and advanced Microsoft Operating System. This includes MS Word, MS Powerpoint, MS Excel, MS Frontpage and other programs. In the second year, students are taught with HTML and webpage creating. Adobe Photoshop and GIMP are taught to students during their third year. The final year, students are taught with Macromedia Flash and GIF animations.

In the year 2000, the U.P. Diliman Student Council chairman was a graduate of Quezon City Academy, Raymond Palatino (batch 1996).

In 2016, the school began offering Grade 11 courses in the tracks of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and ABM (Accountancy, Business and Management).

Hymn[edit]

There's no other school like QCA

Where the youths are trained so well

To glorify our family, our country dear

and God Almighty!

Oh, QC Academy!

In thy name, we live and strive

And golden laurels of victory

Shall offer thee.

Hail to thee Alma Mater dear!

Hail QCA!

Administration[edit]

Board of Directors[edit]

Position Board Member
Chairman Carmelino P. Alvendia,Jr
Director Sylvia A. Rodriguez
Director Amador P. Alvendia
Director Alan S. Alvendia
Director Ruperto P. Somera

Other officials of the Board of Directors[edit]

Position Official
Corporate Secretary Sandra Marie R. Aguilar
External Auditor Honorata M. Gamayo

The Administrators[edit]

Position Administrator
President Florentina C. Gonzales
Vice President for Finance and Administration Sylvia A. Rodriguez
Administrative Officer Sandra Marie Aguilar
Principal Vivien R. Riano
Assistant Principal Merlyn M. Eligio

List of Presidents Of Quezon City Academy[edit]

President From To
Justice Carmelino G. Alvendia,Sr. 1963 1982
Dean Esperanza Pahati-Alvendia 1982 2001
Tomas C. Ongoco 2001 2014
Florentina C. Gonzales 2014 Present

(Note:On October 3,2014,the installation of the new president took place in the QCA Roofdeck and the presidency was transferred to Florentina C. Gonzales)

Facilities[edit]

Roofdeck[edit]

The roofdeck facility of Quezon City Academy serves as the training grounds for Physical Education lessons and it is where the programs are held.It is also where the C.A.T. and S.A.S.F practice take place.It also where the intramurals and contests are held.It has two roofed gymnasiums.

Roofdeck facility of Quezon City Academy.

Internet Laboratory[edit]

The internet laboratory of Quezon City Academy serves as an educational and training facility for the Information and Communication Technology lessons.It has 50 computer sets to cater the students and to maintain its 1:1 ratio. It is used in research and powerpoint presentation of the students.This is also used in the observation of administrators to the teachers.

Internet Laboratory of Quezon City Academy

Science Laboratory[edit]

The science laboratory of Quezon City Academy serves as a research and education facility for the scientific,technological and biological lessons.It is equipped with fiberglass,tables,seats and lavatories.[citation needed]It has a complete sets of laboratory tools and equipments such as graduated cylinder,beaker,stirring rod etc.

Science Laboratory of Quezon City Academy

Library[edit]

The library of Quezon City Academy has a complete sets of computer and books of different subjects such as Science,Mathematics,English,Filipino etc.It is also used for research.It has twelve computers with internet capabilities.It is also airconditioned and well lighted for comfortable reading of the students.

Library of Quezon City Academy

Auditorium[edit]

The auditorium of Quezon City Academy serves as a small venue for meetings,rehearsals,contests,events etc.It is airconditioned and equipped with audio-visual capabilities.It has modern technological facilities.It is used for video presentations and presentations of the Dulaang Esperanza Pahati Alvendia (DEPA),the school's group of teenage youth tasked to conserve the cultural heritage and deter the materialism of Urban Society.

Auditorium of Quezon City Academy

Canteen[edit]

The canteen of Quezon City Academy is a stand up canteen.It is clean and well spacious.[citation needed]It also serves as a laboratory for classes in food preparation and entrepreneurship in T.L.E. classes.It is also well ventilated and well maintained.[citation needed]It has varieties of food stands.[citation needed]

Canteen of Quezon City Academy

Notable alumni[edit]

Congressman Raymond Palatino

Denille Lou Valmonte

Jason Zamora

Joshua Zamora

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 14°39′25″N 121°1′33″E / 14.65694°N 121.02583°E / 14.65694; 121.02583

References[edit]

  • QCA Student Manual
  • QCA Webpage
  • QCA Echo - The Official School Publication of Quezon City Academy
  • QCA Gintong Ani Yearbook