THE Philippine Science High School (PSHS) is now accepting applicants for the Lateral Admissions Qualifying Exams (Laqe) for incoming Grade 8 in all its campuses, and incoming Grade 9 except at PSHS-Zamboanga Peninsula Region (ZRC).
The PSHS-ZRC campus, established only in 2015, aims to provide the opportunity for students in the region to enter the PSHS system through the LAQE, but it does not have Grade 9 yet.
However, it is still considered one of the testing centers where the applicants will have to choose their preferred PSHS campus during the examination.
Students who have finished Grade 7 or Grade 8 under the high school curriculum or the new K-12 curriculum outside the PSHS system may be allowed admission to the PSHS, provided that they meet the following requirements:
* Applicant is a Filipino citizen with no pending application as immigrant to any foreign country
* Belongs to the upper five percent of the class or should have a grade of 85 percent and above in all subjects
* Should have a character rating of at least Very Satisfactory (VS) or its equivalent
* Must pass the qualifying exams in Mathematics, Science, and English
Interested students can download the application forms from http://pshs.edu.ph by clicking on the Application for Lateral Admission link.
Applicants may also visit the nearest Department of Science and Technology office, or the PSHS-ZRC at the Dipolog Sports Complex in Olingan, Dipolog City. Look for Euney B. Guia, campus registrar.
Accomplished forms must be submitted to the nearest PSHS campus on or before April 17. The examination is scheduled this April 26. (SunStar Philippines)