Philippine Science High School Bicol Region Campus
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|Philippine Science High School - Bicol Region Campus|
|Type||Specialized Public High School|
|Established||1998 (by RA 8619)|
|Campus Director||Lorvi Pagorogon|
|Grades||7 to 12|
|Enrollment||533 (school year 2019-2020)|
|Affiliation||Department of Science and Technology|
Philippine Science High School Bicol Region Campus (PSHS-BRC) is a campus of the Philippine Science High School System, a specialized public high school in the Philippines. Founded in 1998, it caters to scientifically and mathematically gifted high school students of the Bicol Region. It is located in Goa, Camarines Sur.
The Bicol Region Campus is the seventh PSHS campus to open since the PSHS's inception in 1964.
Profile of the Campus
The PSHS Bicol Region Campus is situated at a six-hectare lot in Barangay Tagontong, Goa, Camarines Sur. It primarily accepts students coming from the provinces belonging to the Bicol Region: Albay, Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, Catanduanes, Masbate, and Sorsogon. It also serves the cities of Naga, Iriga, Legazpi, Ligao, Tabaco, Sorsogon, and Masbate. The campus also houses students from other regions and provinces as far as Cavite, Mindoro, and from Mega Manila.
The signing of Republic Act 8304 in 1996 as amended by Republic Act 8619 in 1998 made official the conversion of San Rafael National High School at Tigaon, Camarines Sur under the Department of Education Culture and Sports (now the Department of Education) into the Philippine Science High School - Camarines Sur Campus (the school's original name) under the Philippine Science High School System and the Department of Science and Technology. The campus was originally located at San Rafael, Tigaon, Camarines Sur, and it started operations in July 1998, with an initial enrolment of 29 scholars.
However, due to numerous problems involving the conversion, the Philippine Congress passed another law restoring the SRNHS while allowing the campus, now called the Philippine Science High School - Bicol Region Campus, to exist. After School Year 1999-2000, the school, with Dr. Gregilda Pan as its first campus director, then moved to the neighboring town of Goa, where it temporarily stayed at the Partido State University campus from 2000 to 2002.
In 2002, the school, now using its present name, finally moved to its permanent site, a six-hectare lot donated by the Goa municipal government, at Barangay Tagontong, Goa.
- PSHS Bicol Region Campus official website