The DOST- Philippine Science High School System (PSHS) is now accepting applicants for the National Competitive Examination (NCE) for incoming Grade 7, for School Year 2016-2017.
A grade 6 pupil from a duly recognized school by the Department of Education who meets the following criteria is eligible to apply for the DOST- PSHS NCE: S/he must: 1) have final grade of 85% or better in Science and Mathematics, evidenced by the student’s report card, if the student’s grades in Science or Math are below 85%, then, s/he must provide evidence that s/he belongs to the upper 10% of the class; 2) be a Filipino citizen with no pending application as immigrant to any foreign country; 3) be born on or after July 1, 2001; 4) be in good health and fit to undergo a rigorous academic program; 5) have at least a satisfactory rating (or its equivalent) in his/her Character Rating in his/her report card (SY 2014-2015); and 6) not have taken the NCE previously.
Application requirements include: Fully accomplished Application Form in two (2) copies; Two (2) identical recent 1x1 ID pictures; Non-refundable test fee (Php 100 for private schools, free for public schools); Copy of report card (SY 2014-2015); and If the final grades in Science or Math are below 85%, certification or proof that the child belongs to the upper 10% of the class.
Application forms can be downloaded for free at www.pshs.edu.ph. Application forms are also available and may be filed in any PSHS campuses nationwide, DOST Regional offices, or Provincial Science and Technology Offices. Application forms with incomplete information will not be processed. Erasures, alterations and insertions must be initialed by the applicant.
The Examination Permit(s) will be issued to the applicants upon completion of all documents by the campus where the application was processed. For applications filed with DOST agencies, the exam permits will be mailed to the applicant, or to the School Principal for distribution to its applicant(s).
In case the exam permits are not received two (2) weeks before the examination day, the applicants should check with the nearest PSHS campus, DOST Regional Office, DOST Provincial Science and Technology Office, or the PSHS System Admissions Office. The deadline for filing of application is on August 24, 2015 and the date of examination will be on October 3, 2015.
The DOST-PSHS, or known as Pisay, operating under one System of governance and management, provides scholarships to students with high aptitude in science and mathematics. It is based on a curriculum that emphasizes science and mathematics and the development of well-rounded individuals and prepares its students for careers in Science and Technology (S&T).
To date Pisay has 14 campuses nationwide, with the addition of CALABARZON Campus which is opening this coming School Year 2015-2016.
Meanwhile, the DOST-PSHS will be holding a one-day Robotics/Interactive Science Exhibits on July 27, 2015 during the celebration of the National Science Technology Week (NSTW) which will be held at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia, Pasay City from July 24-28, 2015; free admission.