Ateneo de Davao High School follows the Basic Education Curriculum
with additional feature characteristic of a Jesuit School. The
program offerings with the corresponding number of units and time
allotment are found below:
Allotment Per Week
Life Education (CLE)* ..............................................................
Technology (I.T.) /
and Home Economics (T.H.E.) ....
Education, Health & Music (PEHM) ..............................................
Advancement Training (CAT) /
In lieu of the Values Education Program of the Department
of Education, ADDU-HS, being a Jesuit Catholic institution,
offers Christian Life Education (CLE) otherwise known as Religious
Christian Life Education Program begins with the formal study
of the first part of the Bible, the Old Testament. Through the
exploration of the Salvation History of the chosen people in the
Old Testament, the students are led to recognize the steadfast
presence of God in the lives of His people. The first year program
aims to develop among our students the constant acknowledgment
of God's accompanying presence, not only in the past, but most
in their everyday lives.
and in the gradual manner, the students will then be encouraged
to a broader understanding of who God is. This is done through
the discussion of the fulfillment of the promise of salvation
in the very person and life of Jesus Christ found in the gospel
narrative in the New Testament. Here, the focus is on the deepening
of the personal relationship of the students with Christ, the
incarnated love of God the Father. The Beatitudes and the gospel
teaching of Jesus' ministry are highlighted, so as to convey to
the students the adamant call to imitate Jesus, the model of unconditional
love, faithfulness, compassion and humble service to mankind,
especially to the needy.
the life of Jesus and His concrete example of an authentic Christian
living are further enlivened in the discussion of morality issues
evident in the real life situation of the Christian community,
and the society in general. The CLE Program wraps up the Christian
teachings of the first to third year levels with the challenge
of Social transformation through adherence to the various official
Social teaching of the Catholic Church in the fourth year level.
The students will now be strongly influence to address real-life
problems and dilemmas with the use of Christian norms and morality
as modeled by Christ and his disciples.
at the end of the four-year CLE program, we envisioned a Christ
centered Ateneo graduate who reflects the Jesuit charism of being
men and women for others, who will actively serve as catalysts
for authentic social transformation and will live life with a
Christian perspective. The CLE Curriculum hopes to imbibe to our
students the Christian as inspired by Jesus teachings, empowered
by the Holy Spirit, and sustained by the Father's love and providence.
The English Program aims to enhance students' communication and
higher order thinking skills and to assist them found principles
rooted from Jesuit values to equip them for the demands of tertiary
education and greater life challenges.
the program provides opportunities to apply the macro skills in
communication: listening, speaking, reading and writing and to
appreciate life and art through: Philippine, Afro-Asian, English-American
and World literature.
it aspires for student's facility of the English language in expressing
oneself to his/her peers, family, and community as they derive
meaning from classroom activities; hence, enabling them to appreciate
life better and be sensitive to his/her own as well as others'
asignaturang ito ay inihanda para sa mga mag-aaral sa antas sekundarya
sa Mataas na Paaralan ng Ateneo de Davao.
isang larangan ng pagkatuto at pantulong na sabjek, makikilala
ang Filipino bilang Filipino sa iskolarling pakikipagtalastasan.
unang dalawang taon (Una at Ikalawang Taon), ang bibigyan ng pokus
ay ang masusing pag-aanalisa at pag-aaral ng mga tiyak na istrukturang
gramatikal ng Filipino bilang isang wika kasabay sa pagtatamo
ng wastong kasanayan sa maunawang pagbasa.
huling dalawang taon (Ikatlo at Ikaapat na Taon), ang pokus ay
ang pagtatamo ng mapanuring pag-iisip sa pamamagitan ng kritikal
na pagbabasa at pag-unawa sa iba't ibang genre ng panitikang lokal,
rehyunal, nasyunal at Asyano na nakasalin sa Filipino.
bawat taon, mananatili ang pagbibigay ng tiyak na atensyon sa
paglinang sa pasulat na komunikasyon sa pamamagitan ng eksposyur
sa iba't ibang uri ng komposisyon at malikhaing pagsulat.
pa rin ang pagbibigay-pansin sa mga tiyak na akda bilang mga akdang
pampanitikan. Sa Unang Taon - Ibong Adarna, sa Ikalawang Taon
- Florante at Laura, sa Ikatlong Taon - Noli Me Tangere at sa
Ikaapat na Taon - El Filibusterismo.
ng asignaturang ito ang mga pangangailngan alinsunod sa Bisyon
at Misyon ng Paaralan sa pamamagitan ng paggamit ng sariling wika
na nagpapakilala sa pagka-Pilipino, at sa pagsasabuhay sa mga
pagpapahalaga (values) na natutunan sa mga akdang pampanitikan
na huhubog sa kabuuang katauhan ng isang Atenista.
Information Technology Program aims to develop in the students
the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve both levels of computer
literacy-user level and programmer level, as well as the values
essential to making the computer a useful and productive problem-solving
and communication tool. Hands-on activities using the widely used
and updated software are vital components of this course. At the
end of each quarter, students apply the learned skills to come
up with projects that are meaningful and useful to the academic
The Mathematics Program is designed to maximize the acquisition
of both skills and concepts that the students must have upon finishing
their high school. It does not only meet the learning competencies
required by the Department of Education but it goes beyond for
a deeper preparation in the tertiary level. The following are
the Mathematics courses as offered in the high school: First Year
- Algebra; Second Year - Geometry; Third Year - Advanced Algebra;
and Fourth Year - Functions, Statistics and Trigonometry.
dimensions of understanding are emphasized: (1) skill in carrying
out various algorithms; (2) developing and using mathematics properties
and relationships; (3) applying mathematics in realistic situations;
and (4) representing or picturing mathematical concepts.
program thoroughly integrates and makes connections to other areas
of Mathematics (vertically articulated). Furthermore, it makes
connections to other disciplines (e.g., Language, Science) and
to the real world.
EDUCATION, MUSIC AND HEALTH (PEHM)
The Physical Education, Health and Music Program is designed for
secondary students as a means of understanding varied phases of
human existence in more than practical sense. Hence, this course
carries variety of activities, new ideas and updated information
planned, organized, and developed faithfully for an interesting
and balanced PEHM Program.
component of PEHM is divided into units of lessons to emphasize
their salient topics.
Education tackles every essential aspect concerning physical activities.
It helps nurture the students' knowledge and skills in physical
development, sports, dance, First Aid, and other related activities.
Education takes into consideration one of the most important aspects
of high school life--personal and social health. It answers the
needs of the students in the attainment of knowledge, principle,
attitude and health development towards a healthy, beneficial,
responsible, and meaningful living. Health Education offers Health
appraisal and Personal and Community Health, Safety Education
and First Aid, Drug Education, Proper Garbage Disposal, and Population
Education discusses and presents the concepts and elements of
music. It helps the students to familiarize with different kinds
of music and musical instruments and, in the process, make them
appreciate music more. One appreciation may be in the form of
song composition and the like.
The Science Program seeks to achieve the purpose and aims of the
Ateneo de Davao High School as an institution of learning and
formation by following the academic discipline and method of science.
The Science Program has three primary objectives: (1) the development
of cognitive dimension which refers to the integration of concepts
from physical, biological, earth science areas. It includes an
understanding of the history of science, education technology
and changing career in science; (2) the development of psychomotor
dimension which Refers to the development of meaningful skills
and abilities; and (3) to provide learning opportunities for the
students to develop the skills, attitudes and abilities that will
empower them to become productive citizen. Students can develop
an appreciation and understanding of scientific concepts through
cooperative learning, inquiry and interdisciplinary approach.
They will use this understanding to the critically and solve problems
of everyday life effectively.
The value dimension of the science and technology program should
roster among students an attitude of curiosity, open mindedness
and decisiveness in making decision regarding issues of human
impact on the society.
The Social Studies Program aims to share in the great mission
of the University to develop persons who exhibit active and involved
citizenship in the community where they belong. The program intends
to develop and reinforce among high school students the values
of truth, democracy, justice, loyalty, and appreciation of one's
country and culture. It aspires to develop analytical, sensitive,
and empathetic persons who will always be willing to resolve conflicts
peacefully and accept the need for social change with consideration
on each person's dignity.
AND HOME ECONOMICS (T.H.E.)
The Technology and Home Economics is a one semester course offered
only to First Year and Second Year students. The First Year program
is focused on basic drawing and lettering, dimensional drawings
and on-hand projects that are useful for practical living. It
teaches the students the management of creative art resources,
balance and coordination of colors, blending and mixing of colors.
The Second Year program is focused on basic and advance cooking,
especially on the different kinds of food served as snacks or
meals. It also teaches planning and organizing simple dinner functions
and managing events. It offers budgeting and hosting meals. Meal
management teaches the students the art of budgeting and spending
vis-à-vis projected satisfaction of food preparation and light
or dinner functions.
The BSP/GSP - Ateneo de Davao High School Council is the secondary
education linkage in the girl scouting movement in the Ateneo
de Davao University. In this GSP Movement - Ateneo de Davao High
School Council, the boys/girls are informed that they are Senior
Scouts in the first two years and could become Eagle/Cadet Scouts
in the next years.
Senior Scouting is a continuation of the Junior Scouting in any grade school.
It is in this level that the boys/girls are introduced to the different learning venues that are part of
their developing years as service-oriented persons in the community. Hence, shool
scouting activities are scheduled during Fridays, from 3 to 4 p.m. Extension scouting or BSP/GSP - Davao
Council activities are oftentimes scheduled during Saturdays. These experiences are simple and practical
but definitely aiming to attain the objectives of Scouting.
ADVANCEMENT TRAINING (CAT)
The Department of Education issued on May 13, 2003 Order No. 35
s. 2003 implementing the Citizenship Advancement Training (CAT)
in the high school. This order paved the way for the re-inclusion
of the CAT in the high school curriculum. However, this is a different
CAT because it focuses not anymore on the Army training but on
Citizenship training. Thus, the revised CAT involves two components:
community service and military orientation.
The Ateneo de Davao high school sees the importance of bringing
back CAT in its curriculum. It has been proven time and time again
that CAT helps mold the character, discipline and leadership skills
of the students.
In the summer of 2007, the Principal instructed the Prefect of
Student Affairs to begin the CAT by training cadet officers. Several
fourth year students composed of boys and girls joined the Cadet
Officer Candidacy Course-01 (COCC-01) and 39 of them graduated
as cadet officers.
The CAT unit is headed by 47 cadet officers. They are assisted
by non-commissioned officers, military police, medics, and special
action team. They are responsible for the unit's two battalions
having two companies each. Each company is composed of two platoons.