UA Junior High School is Level 3 PAASCU Accredited

In a letter received by the University President Fr. Joselito C. Henson on May 10, 2017, the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU) announced that the University of the Assumption Junior High School (UAJHS) is awarded Level 3 accreditation by the Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (FAAP).

This is the highest level of accreditation given to basic education programs.

The Level 3 status recognizes UAJHS and its high standard of instruction, its well-developed mechanism for improving the curriculum, a high level of achievement and creditable performance of its teachers and students, the involvement of students and teachers to community extension programs, and the appropriate budget allocation and/or systematic plan for staff development programs.

Moreover, the recognition also grants to UAJHS “full curricular autonomy, including the authority to innovate without need for prior approval provided that the concerned DepED Regional Office is duly informed,”and the “full autonomy including freedom from visitation, inspection and/or supervision by DepED supervisory personnel or representatives for the duration of its Level III accredited status. (DO 32, s.2006)

By maintaining a high standard of learning and education, UA Junior High School proves its commitment to live up its goals as an instrument in the promotion of quality Catholic education.

Fr. Henson congratulated the UAJHS community on his facebook post.

Earlier this year, UA Grade School was also granted PAASCU level 3 accreditation status while programs in the Arts and Sciences, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Nursing and Business Administration are level 2 PAASCU accredited.

Currently, the Hotel and Restaurant Management and Tourism Management programs and the Graduate School are undergoing certification procedure in line with the vision of UA to provide quality education.

UA Junior High School Students Enjoy ESC Grant and Other Scholarships

Committed to offer quality and accessible education for all, the University of the Assumption Junior High School continues to provide scholarships and financial grants to junior high school students. One is through the help of the Department of Education’s Education Service Contracting (ESC)program which extends financial assistance to junior high school students for the past nine (9) years.

ESC is a program under the Government Assistance to Students and Teachers in Private Education (GASTPE) which is granted to private schools that have government recognition, passed certification and/or accredited by agencies under the Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (FAAP).

UAJHS, as a PAASCU Level II re-accredited institution,is a reliable arm in delivering government subsidy to students. In recognition of the excellent education that UAJHS offers, GASTPE provides assistance to all regular junior high school students of UA amounting to P8,500 for grades seven, eight and nine and P7,500 for grade ten.

ESC grant covers four years of junior high school education which means that incoming grade seven students will receive the grant until grade 10.

Aside from ESC, UA Junior High School also offers various scholarship programs for honor students sports and culture.

Ms. Edita Sagmit, UAJHS Principal said that these scholarship programs are meant to provide financial assistance to our students because we value them and, more importantly,

“we want everyone to have access to the Assumption education which is anchored on academic excellence, Christian formation and service to the community.”

UAJHS Celebrates Sports

University of the Assumption Junior High School (UAJHS) celebrated Intramurals with various activities and athletic competitions on September 21-23, 2016.

A total of 28 sections from grades seven to ten participated during the 3-day event with the theme “UAJHS: Empowered Champions throughout Seasons of Greatness.”

UAJHS department gathers for the opening of intramurals. Teams are classified into four: Red Sphinx, Yellow Tigers, Blue Falcons and Green Griffins.

UAJHS department gathers for the opening of intramurals. Teams are classified into four: Red Sphinx, Yellow Tigers, Blue Falcons and Green Griffins.

“For our themes during our intramurals, we always want to bring about in our students what it takes to be an empowered champion…(This year), it is ‘seasons of greatness’ because we want to go global,” explained Ms. Edita Sagmit, UAJHS Principal.

She also said that one of the aims of the activity is to nurture the bodily kinesthetic intelligences of the students while developing also holistic values such as teamwork, unity, accountability and obedience.

Girls’ volleyball game between Grade 9 Blue Falcons and Grade 7 Green Griffins at the covered court

Girls’ volleyball game between Grade 9 Blue Falcons and Grade 7 Green Griffins at the covered court

Cultural presentation was performed on the opening day. Four participating groups competed in interpreting the seasons– winter, spring, summer, and autumn – through dance.Meanwhile, the annual basketball exhibition game between the Pampanga Clergy and the Parents-Teachers Council Association of Assumption Inc. opened the ball games. There were also events in athletics and various indoor games.

Grade 7 emerged as champions in the cultural presentation. They performed a dance interpretation about the season of autumn.

Grade 7 emerged as champions in the cultural presentation. They performed a dance interpretation about the season of autumn.

 

The basketball match between Members of the Pampanga Clergy and PTCAAI was among the anticipated ball games during the Intramurals.

The basketball match between Members of the Pampanga Clergy and PTCAAI was among the anticipated ball games during the Intramurals.

In the end, Grade 10 Red Sphinx emerged as the overall champion and the Grade 8 Yellow Tigers finishing on the second place. Grade 9 Blue Falcons and Grade 7 Green Griffins landed on the third and fourth places, respectively.

(Please click here for the complete list of winners.)

Another event that the department prides about is the launching of the rearticulated UA Graduate Attributes which was led by Fr. Joselito Henson, University president. The lighting of the ceremonial light was made more meaningful with the addition of three torches representing the three values espoused by the University: Biasa (Sciencia), Maganaca (Virtus) and Mayap (Comunitas). These torches were held by three of the outstanding junior high school students namely Lorenz Cabuling, Ellard de Jesus and Harriet Domingo.

New UA Graduate Attributes formally launched by University President Father Joselito Henson; Vice-President for Administration, Father Victor Nicdao ; Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Mediatriz Martin; Vice-President for Finance, Ms, Belina Katigbak; Ms. Edita Sagmit, UAJHS Principal and members of the UAJHS faculty.

New UA Graduate Attributes formally launched by University President Father Joselito Henson; Vice-President for Administration, Father Victor Nicdao ; Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Mediatriz Martin; Vice-President for Finance, Ms, Belina Katigbak; Ms. Edita Sagmit, UAJHS Principal and members of the UAJHS faculty.

 

(from right to left) Lorenz Cabuling, Harriet Domingo and Ellard de Jesus hold the flamed torches signifying the, Biasa, Mayap, Maganaca attributes.

(from right to left) Lorenz Cabuling, Harriet Domingo and Ellard de Jesus hold the flamed torches signifying the, Biasa, Mayap, Maganaca attributes.

Mrs. Analyn Manalo, the over-all chairperson of the Intramurals together with Mr. Ulysses Rengel, the assistant chairperson and sports coordinator, described the event as a success owing to the active participation of all junior high school students, faculty and non-teaching personnel.

UAJHS Celebrates Advocacy Day

University of the Assumption Junior High School (UAJHS) celebrated the much anticipated Advocacy Day on July 22, 2016. The annual celebration aims to promote the different causes being advocated by UAJHS and strengthen their impact among the students.

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The seven (7) advocacies are UAJHS for L.I.F.E. (which stands for Leadership and Volunteerism, Intellect, Faith and Environment ), I Speak English, Alang Plastikan, UA Graduate Attributes, Foul Language Free, 12 Little Things Every Assumptionist Can Do for UA and Cheat-Free. The objective of these advocacies is to strengthen the formation of junior high school students into globally competent, morally upright and socially responsible 21st century learners outside the confines of the classroom.

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Highlight of the celebration was the Advocacy Fair which featured different booths organized by the recognized student clubs and organizations. The booths showcased the application of each advocacy through games. Prizes and freebies were given to those who participated in the different games. The following were adjudged winners:

Best Advocacy Booth
FIRST PLACE – Cheat Free
SECOND PLACE – 12 Little Things
THIRD PLACE – Alang Plastic-kan

Best Advocacy Game
FIRST PLACE – 12 Little Things
SECOND PLACE – I Speak English
THIRD PLACE – Cheat Free

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Judges were Institute of Theology and Religious Studies (ITRS) Director Rev. Fr. Oliver Yalung; Campus Ministry Director Sr. Marissa Figuerroa, OP; College of Computing Sciences and Information Technology (CCSIT) Dean Mr. Joey Suba; Secretary to the Vice President for Academic Affairs Mrs. Cristina Basilio; and Parents and Teacher Council Association, Inc (PTCAI) President Mrs. Shirley Babera.

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Students from the top partner grade schools were present to witness the celebration and have a glimpse of life in UAJHS. They gamely participated in the games and mingled with the junior high school students. It was a day of fun and learning with UA Junior High School students sharing their talents with the grade school students.

– Reported by Ms. Maricel Layson

PAASCU Grants UAGS and UAJHS Level II Re-Accreditation

The University of the Assumption Grade School (UAGS) and Junior High School (UAJHS) were recently granted Level II re-accredited status for five (5) years by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU).

DSC_0163Level II Accreditation grants the UAGS and UAJHS “Full curricular autonomy, i.e. authority to modify the curriculum without DepED approval provided that the minimum requirements and guidelines are complied with and the modified curriculum is an enriched version of the 2002 Basic Education Curriculum and is submitted to DepED Regional Offices” and “Priority in the awards of grants/subsidies from DepED for student scholarships, e.g. the Educational Contracting Scheme, scholarships for faculty development and funding assistance for other development programs”
(DepEd Order No.. 32, s., 2006).

The accreditation is an acknowledgement of the high standard of instruction and well-developed mechanism for upgrading and making the curriculum relevant in the University of the Assumption basic education program. It is also a confirmation of the effectiveness of teaching and the excellent performance of students in curricular and extra-curricular activities, including their involvement in the community outreach program.

Meanwhile, the Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Management and Master of Arts in Education programs were also recently granted eligibility to apply for a formal survey which will lead to accredited status.

Other programs which are currently PAASCU level II re-accredited are Business Administration, Communication, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Nursing and Psychology.

With this accreditation, the University of the Assumption gears toward more improvements in its academic programs.