Quezon City Science High School


Quezon City Science High School

Infobox K-12 School
name = Quezon City Science High School (RSHS-NCR)


established = 1967
type = Regional Science High School, Public Science High School
region = National Capital Region
curriculum = Regional Science High School Curriculum
motto = "Xientia et Virtus"
founder = Herminigilda Garcia Margate
principal = Zenaida Panti Sadsad
predecessor = Proceso T. Lera
city = District 1, Division of City Schools - Quezon City
state = Metro Manila
country = Philippines
address = Golden Acres Rd., cor. Misamis St., Bago Bantay, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Quezon City Science High School (QCSHS, or QueSci) is the Science High School for Quezon City, and the Regional Science High School for the National Capital Region (RSHS-NCR), and is located at Golden Acres Rd., cor. Misamis St., Bago Bantay, Quezon City, Philippines. Founded in 1967, it was appointed as the Regional Science High School for the National Capital Region in 1998.

QCSHS has two school publications: "The Electron", and "Ang Banyuhay", where QueSci is one of the national leaders and award baggers in competitions. It currently holds the District Press Conference for the 14th consecutive year, and also joins in the Division and Regional Press Conferencees, the Teodoro Valencia Awards, and the YMCA Search for the Young Campus Journalists(2007-2008). The school also sends delegates to the National Schools Press Conference.

Quezon City Science High holds the 2008 Association of Science Eduators of the Philippines (ASEP) National Science Competition Quiz Bee Championships [ [http://www.quezoncity.gov.ph/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=311&Itemid=1 QC schools top regional science competitions - The Official Website of the Quezon City Government ] ] in Physics, won by Ricardo Raphael Julian, Chemistry, won by Nikita P. Bacalzo Jr., and Second Place in Biology, won by Sebastian Maria B. Sagadal, held in Sta. Cruz, Laguna, Southern Tagalog Region. It also takes pride of the 16th International Environmental Project Olympiad (INEPO) Gold Medalists, Avril Bries and Howell Henrian Bayona, for their projects in the Production of Ethanol from Pineapple Peelings and Power from Cow Manure through a Microbial Fuel Cell [ [http://www.gmanews.tv/story/100093/RP-students-bag-medals-for-ethanol-from-pineapple-power-from-manure GMANews.TV - Pinoy students bag medals for 'pineapple ethanol', 'manure power' - Pinoy Abroad - Official Website of GMA News and Public Affairs - Latest Philippine News - BETA ] ]

QCSHS' sections are named after different scientists, namely Avogadro, Becquerel, Curie, Darwin, Edison, Einstein, and Fleming, for Regional Science High School Curriculum, and for the Engineering And Science Education Program Curriculum, Archimedes and Bernoulli. This was adapted only for Batch 2009. For Batch 2012, another section, Galileo, was added, still in the RSHS curriculum.

Admission

Applicants must have at least a grade of 85 in major subjects (Sciences, Math, English) and at least 83 in minor subjects to be able to take the entrance exam. In the first screening, applicants must achieve a score of at least 75%. In order to pass the second screening, an applicant must be in the top 250 of the examinees. The Third, and last, Screening is an interview.

Brief History

Hermingilda Garcia Margate, then Division Science Supervisor, conceived the establishment of a science high school in Quezon City. This idea was announced by Alfredo J. Andal, then City Schools Superintendent in the year 1967. Later, in 1997, the city science high school of Quezon City was designated by the Department of Education - National Capital Region as the Regional Science High School for the National Capital Region.

QueSci celebrated its 40th foundation anniversary last September 17, 2007 and named the Administration Building's lobby, the Margate Hall, dedicated to its foundress, the late Hermingilda G. Margate. Her son, Ryan, was the one who unveiled the new marker for the building.

The new principal is Zenaida P. Sadsad, Ed.D., a former science teacher in the same institute. She implemented additional courses for Second Year, Third Year and Fourth Year namely Advance Biology for Second Year, Speech and Drama or Journalism for Third Year and Linear Algebra, Journalism and Pamamahayag or Technical Writing for the Fourth Year. She also implemented new policies such as the more strict latecomers policy, and a school hour extension for some Curriculum Year Levels to give way for the additional subject areas.


= The Principal = The current principal of Quezon City Science High School is Zenaida Panti Sadsad. Sadsad came from Santa Lucia High School, now designated as Principal III of QCSHS. Due to the many changes in school rules and policy that Sadsad has implemented (including the removal of all extracurricular activities), a large number of outcries has been heard from the students, expressed in blogs, text messages, and, most recently, vandalism of school property. Even former teachers are said to move to other schools voluntarily because of these changes and they were all replaced by new teachers. Because of these protests, Sadsad personally talked to the third and fourth year students, and in the course of her speeches, promised to revert most of the changes that she had had carried out. It is under her administration that the alumni was banned from entering school grounds for the second time in QueSci history.

Sadsad replaced the 11-month principal of QCSHS, Proceso T. Lera, who is now appointed at North Fairview High School as Principal IV.

Lera is the successor of another less-than-a-year termer principal, Romulo B. Rocena. Rocena, now principal of Ernesto Rondon High School replaced Betty Cuarte Cavo, now Assistant Division Schools Superintendent. QueSci's first principal is Herminigilda Garcia Margate.

Former Principals are:

[Quezon City Science High School Handbook, 2006 edition]

Incumbent Department Heads

The following are the incumbent department heads of the Quezon City Science High School (Regional Science High School for NCR):

Trivia

*Scientia's date of birth is September 17, 1967.
*Quesci's very first location was with Judge Juan Luna High School.
*Quesci's next location was in the present site of Quezon City General Hospital.
*The present QCSHS site is around 2.4 hectares.
*Quesci became the Regional Science High School on 1997, by DECS Order No. 58 Series 99 and Republic Act 8496.
*Quesci's past and present sections are Curie, Darwin, Edison and Einstein where Curie was section one. From 1972-1973, Star Apollo, Gemini and Mercury were the sections (proof is the existing bulletin board located at the Mathay II Building. When Quesci increased its population, Pascal and Newton were added. In 1993, as part of DOST's Engineering and Sciences Education Project, Pilot Classes were made (Pilot Class A and B) under the Technology-based Curriculum. In 1996, the two Pilot Sections were renamed Avogadro and Becquerel. Eventually, Avogadro and Becquerel replaced Curie and Darwin as top sections on 2003. Archimedes and Bernoulli were added on Batch 2009. Later on, Galileo was added for batch 2012.
*Leticia L. Lomibao is one of the earliest pioneer teachers who's still in Quesci.
*Reymundo Madriaga joined the faculty on 1968.
*The Oldest existing building of Quesci is the, soon demolished, QCSHS multi-purpose cooperative.
*Boy C. De Guia, one-time showbiz talkshow host and movie reporter was the first QCSHS The Electron School Paper Adviser.
*The alumni who returned to teach in Quesci were Mildred Legaspi (Class of 1974), Mylene Saligumba (Class of 1978) 1984-1987, Jose Ramon Lorenzo (Class of 1979) 1985-present, Rex Arcadio R. San Diego (Class of 1986) 1993-present, Fritzie Sandoval-Eugenio (Class of 1993) 2003-2008, Rosemarie Capaque (Class of 1992) 2003-2005, Juvicel de Guzman (Class of 2000) 2003-2004 and Rommel Madayag (Class of 1989) 2008-present.

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