SOUTH CITY HOME ACADEMY

HISTORY

South City Homes Academy (SCHA), a private non-sectarian institution within one of the fully developed subdivisions in the newly created City of Biñan in the province of Laguna, sustains its full swing of development as it consistently grows in population.

 

Its door was opened initially to 42 preschoolers under the care of two competent teachers. They were housed in fairly sized 2 single story abode. Since then, SCHS has grown gradually until it has transformed into a more conductive place for nurturing kids’ minds.

A group of accomplished academicians and school managers, two of them were former Biñan District Supervisors while others were formers Elementary School Principals, decided to put up South City Homes School (SCHS) in 1984. 

Its door was opened initially to 42 preschoolers under the care of two competent teachers. They were housed in fairly sized 2 single story abode. Since then, SCHS has grown gradually until it has transformed into a more conductive place for nurturing kids’ minds.

In response to parents’ clamour, SCHA started to offer the first and second year levels for the secondary course in school year 1996-1997. Subsequently, another building with 15 rooms was constructed to augment the requirements for the high school students. In 1998, the high school pioneering batch was composed of only 27 graduates. 

 

Since then its enrolment inflates by approximately eight times, thus having an average of 160 graduates per school year. This growth practically calls for irresistible change, necessitating the body of incorporators to seriously considering the creation of a new site exclusively for the high school students and causing more enrollees to come.

In school year 2001-2002, a newly built 16-room 3 storey building was started to occupied by ever growing enrollees of the school. A science laboratory as well as a computer room was added in 2002, and the following year after, the construction of the multi-purpose hall with an estimated floor area of 400 square meters was completed. 

 

This magnificently designed structure serves as a venue for the school’s affairs and activities like graduation exercises, conference, JS prom, school programs and sports events. A simple school canteen was built to accommodate the majority of students in 2004. 

 

Two years after, a new two-storey building was constructed with a concrete and more improved SCHA cafeteria at the ground floor and 4 classrooms at the second floor. A provision was also prepared for the construction of an air-conditioned conference hall at the third floor, which was completed in 2007. Thus, SCHA has already 18 functional classrooms in the high school campus alone.

When the Education Voucher System was introduced in 2006, SCHA was immediately qualified as a school recipient. In January 2009, a team of certifiers from the Department of Education (DepEd) and Financial Assistance for Private Education (FAPE) visited SCHA. After the visit the SCHA had been given certification to participate in the Education Service Contracting (ESC), a program which gives financial assistance to private school students starting school year 2009-2010. Additional ESC slots granted to SCHA every school year.

 

Figuring out the call for total development, SCHA has continued to improve its facilities and equipments. In December 2010, a new 3 storey building was started to build. This serves as the TLE laboratory, and additional classrooms. This improvement is completed in view of meeting and surpassing the minimum standards for operation of the Department of Education.

 

The school administrators and stockholders have also been improving and upgrading the qualifications of the faculty staff through advanced studies, conferences, workshops, and seminars. 

 

The curriculum, always anchored on the Department of Education, has been applied, monitored and evaluated regularly. Thus, the achievement of its student rightfully testifies to the quality of education it offers. The institution’s education goals and objectives are satisfactorily attained up to date as manifested through performance indicators on file.

 

Through the years, the institution has indeed transformed itself into a significant center of excellent education for the young generation. At present, it is a dependable partner of the society in building community of pupils and students who are properly geared up for the demands of the new millennium.