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Government & Education Best High Schools in Dumaguete?

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  1. evrrrdy1

    evrrrdy1 DI Junior Member

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    This is old thread, but

    I would have said I don't know much about all high schools in Dumaguete. Only St. Paul from personal experience. BUT, I can say without much question that students that maintain A averages in other Dum schools are more apt to flunk out of Siliman than most any other. That is to say that top notch students work their butts off to stay in that school. It is probably the most celebrated of school systems in the Philippines. Students come from around the world to go their. They have primary grades, high school and college level. You pay big money to go their and the lines are long to get in. Silliman actually flunks students out where most Philippine schools figure a way to pass kids through for the money. Silliman doesn't need your money.
     
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    Don DI Member

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    How about being told if you masterbate you will go to hell?? (Sorry)
    Or....never, ever go into a Luthern church service ( you might think you were in a Catholic service as they are so similar - under pain of purgatory for an unknown time....,,oh! btw...HASN'T PURGATORY ( OR LIMBO) - AS WE WERE TOLD ABOUT AS LITTLE KIDS - BEEN ABOLISHED BY THE CATHOLIC CHURCH? SOME POPE DECIDED THEY DON'T REALLY EXIST - SO WE WERE TOLD WRONG...???
    What's with that?
    Just wondering out loud......
     
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    Hmmm, I guess there will be many priests and nuns in hell… lol
     
  4. Rarity54f

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    There are so many good high schools in Dumaguete City. I highly recommend this school where I teach now-----Catherina Cittadini---students are not only taught academics but also values. The students here are amazingly tech savvy, they play musical instruments, read books, play, sing, dance---a holistic education in short. We have a number of students of foreign parents and they are doing well.Please call this number for more details: 0915-288-688-0
     
  5. キング雨

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    Good day :smile:

    I believe the best public high school in Dumaguete City is the Dumaguete Science High School (The Regional Science High School of Central Visayas Region & now Negros Island Region). All incoming freshmen students-applicants should pass 3 sets of exams before being accepted. Entrance to Dumaguete Science High School is very competitive since only those belonging to the top 10% from any grade school can be considered as an applicant. Education is free since every student is considered an Eskolar ng Bayan (Scholar of the Philippines). Per Wikipedia data, Philippine Science High Schools & Science High Schools are considered as the top high schools in the Philippines and are viewed to be one of the best in the ASEAN region by 2016.

    With due respect to private schools in Dumaguete City, I think the two most worthwhile private HS are Silliman University High School & Don Bosco High School. Both private school tuition/school fees range from Php34,000 – Php40,000. Silliman University is considered the 1st American-Protestant University in Asia. Don Bosco, on the other hand, is a world-standard catholic school run by the Salesians of Don Bosco & the only high school in Dumaguete City that has worldwide campuses in Europe, Asia, USA, etc.

    Finally, I still believe that the type of school does not really matter much. In the end, it will always depend on how much your child has absorb the basic education provided by any school, and how much he/she can transform the acquired knowledge to better himself/herself to become a productive citizen of his/her country.

    Addendum: Not all learning/knowledge are acquired from the school. There are also others who are not well-educated & may not even have finished elementary that are more street-smart, have better values, integrity & sense of responsibility to his/her community than those ego-centered educated rich brats who are more prone to corruption & palakasan system because they have connections & wields power.

    Hope this info helps.
     
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  6. Jack Peterson

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    Our daughter is a proud Student there and I am Convinced this is a Correct Statement. But there are others as you say that are Very Close to this.
    Your comments on the Kids themselves is so also very True:thumbsup:

    Jack:wink:
     
  7. Cerne

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    I throw my ha'porth in as an Academic having taught in the Middle East, Europe and Asia. Without having read this thread through I also think it is also about the quality of the teaching. I must admit I haven't seen any ratings about such in all the educational establishments I have visited in the world (I've done a few between Dumaguete and London). It's easy to be a critic so I apologise for what I am about to say: sadly put, a lot needs to be done to raise the bar. Teaching seems to rely on didactics here and there's a streak of Confucianism a mile wide (Teachers know better, they are the font of all wisdom). Assessment methods usually rely on the tried and tested exam-essay formula. The model seems a bit skew-whiff from Western student centred learning models where students are seen as active co-investigators into knowledge, and where they are encouraged to critique thinking, their own work and indeed what they are taught. Moreover assessment of students is a broader activity (use of blogs, portfolios, vivas, problem based learning exercises etc etc as well as the trusty exam-essay). It stimulates them to be more active in their learning and the end product is a more reflective, critical student equipped to deal with the world.

    I'll provide an example: we sent the Ate to Silliman and each time I pick her up I can hear a lecturer droning on and on and on as if the kids were passively soaking up the knowledge like bottles to be filled. Sure enough they will bung it back come exam time, but will they know it? So she brings an essay question back for her to slave over recently (she wants to follow in my footsteps, so this was about my subject expertise) and just by the application of some simple questioning techniques she felt stimulated enough to go and find the answers for herself. She now knows and understands the topic under investigation and feels confident enough to raise a critique or two about it. As she said; "Dad your way of teaching is so much better." When I asked her why she said "because you made me think about it and I know more now as I found out for myself". Lifting my bench I know, but I am hoping some on this forum sending kids to Universities and Colleges here will begin to ask questions about the teaching strategies employed in these establishments. It ain't just about exam results.

    (dives for cover and readies for full on assault on self)

    C
     
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    Teaching to the test: it's what happens when politicians get involved in the education system.
     
  9. キング雨

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    Good day :smile:

    Sharing some comparative data that may help us weight our colleges/universities in Dumaguete City:

    The top 3 universities/colleges in Dumaguete City (source: http://www.4icu.org/ph/universities-philippines)
    Philippine Universities by 2015 University Web Ranking
    1. Silliman University (SU) = rank#48 in the Philippines
    2. St Paul University of Dumaguete (SPUD) = rank#128 in the Philippines
    3. Negros Oriental State University (NORSU) = rank#169 in the Philippines

    The top 3 nursing schools in Dumaguete City (source: http://www.finduniversity.ph)
    1. Negros Oriental State University (NORSU) = 1st in Negros Oriental (100% passing rate)
    2. Silliman University (SU) = 2nd in Negros Oriental (99% passing rate)
    3. St Paul University of Dumaguete (SPUD) = 3rd in Negros Oriental (96% passing rate)

    The top 3 accountancy/accounting schools in Dumaguete City (source: http://www.finduniversity.ph)
    1. Silliman University (SU) = 1st in Negros Oriental (81% CPA passing rate)
    2. Negros Oriental State University (NORSU) = 2nd in Negros Oriental (51% CPA passing rate)
    3. St Paul University of Dumaguete (SPUD) = 3rd in Negros Oriental (40% CPA passing rate)

    The top civil engineering schools in Dumaguete City (source: http://www.finduniversity.ph)
    1. Negros Oriental State University (NORSU) = 1st in Negros Oriental (89% passing rate)
    2. Silliman University (SU) = 2nd in Negros Oriental (81% passing rate)

    The top architecture school in Dumaguete City (source: http://www.finduniversity.ph)
    1. Negros Oriental State University (NORSU) = 1st in Negros Oriental (86% passing rate)

    The top 3 universities/colleges in the Philippines (source: QS World University Rankings® 2015/16)
    1. University of the Philippines (World Ranking: 401-410)
    2. Ateneo De Manila University (World Ranking: 501-550)
    3. De La Salle University (World Ranking: 701+)
    University of Santo Tomas (World Ranking: 701+)

    The top 3 universities in the world (source: QS World University Rankings® 2015/16)
    1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) = rank#1 in the world (100%)
    2. Harvard University (USA) = rank#2 in the world (98.7%)
    3. University of Cambridge (UK) = rank#3 in the world (98.6%)
    Standford University (USA) = rank#3 in the world (98.6%)
     
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  10. Show Pony

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    Passing Rate
    The published passing rates are a load of crap.
    The institution will not let a student take a board exam unless they are pretty sure the student will pass.
    My step-daughter graduated from Silliman and several of her classmates that passed their courses were not allowed to write their board exams under the Silliman banner because some of them might lower the groups passing rate.
    Passing rate is not a good indicator of the quality of the courses taught.

    My step daughter did here pre-board review at UP as UP was setting the exam. She had to learn several subjects that were not part of her course at Silliman
     
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