The curriculum is designed to achieve the school’s mission-vision of educating the next generation of Filipino Christian Leaders equipped with 21st century skills and imbued with the spirit and sense of Gospel Brotherhood and Marian Spirituality. To actualize these, standards and competencies are aligned with the school’s mission-vision and DepEd’s mandate.

Further, the curriculum aims to provide and ensure full concentration and preparation of senior high school students towards higher education by meeting the college readiness standards as well as the prerequisites set by the newly revised general education curriculum.

The Senior High School curriculum includes three types of subjects: core, applied track and specialized track subjects. Integrated in these subjects are the 21st century themes and skills: global awareness, financial, economic, business and entrepreneurial literacy, civic literacy, health literacy and environmental literacy. Likewise, students are also taught and empowered to develop learning innovation skills, information, media and technology skills, and life and career skills. Application of these skills in real-life situations ensures students’ readiness and suitability in ensuring success in world where change is constant, evolving, dynamic and learning is perpetual.

Core Subjects

There are 17 core subjects (two are designed by the school) that all SHS students will take. Two of these are different if under the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) strand. These core subjects are under Language, Humanities, Communication, Mathematics, Science, Social Science, Philosophy, and PE and Health.

  • Oral Communication
  • Reading and Writing
  • Komunikasyon at Pananaliksik sa Wika at Kulturang Filipino
  • Pagbasa at Pagsusuri ng Ibat’t ibang Teksto Tungkol sa Pananaliksik
  • 21st Century Literature of the Philippines and the World
  • Contemporary Philippine Arts from the Regions
  • Media and Information Literacy
  • General Mathematics
  • Statistic and Probability
  • Earth and Life Science (ABM, HUMSS, GAS)/ Earth Science (STEM)
  • Physical Science (ABM, HUMSS, GAS) / Disaster Readiness and Risk Reduction (STEM)
  • Introduction to Philosophy of the Human Person / Pambungad sa Pilosopiya ng Tao
  • Physical Education and Health (HOPE 1-4)
  • Personal Development / Pansariling Kaunlaran
  • Understanding Culture, Society, and Politics
  • Franciscanism (CLEd)
  • 3D Design or Robotics (Elective)

Applied Track Subjects

These are subjects that develop the same competencies using different content based on your chosen track or


  • English for Academic and Professional Purposes
  • Practical Research 1
  • Practical Research 2
  • Filipino sa Piling Larangan (Akademik)
  • Empowerment Technologies (STEM: Computer Programming and AutoCad / ABM, HUMSS, and GAS: Multimedia Arts and Web Design)
  • Inquiries, Investigations and Immersion

Specialized Track Subjects

These are sets of subjects based on specific specializations. The content and competencies they cover differ based on your chosen track or strand.

Accountancy, Business and Management (ABM) Strand

  • Applied Economics
  • Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • Fundamentals of Accounting, Business and Management 1
  • Fundamentals of Accounting, Business and Management 1
  • Business Math
  • Business Finance
  • Organization and Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Work Immersion/Research/Career Advocacy/Culminating i.e. Business Enterprise Simulation

Humanities and Social Sciences (HUMSS) Strand

  • Creative Writing / Malikhaing Pagsulat
  • Introduction to World Religions and Belief Systems
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Trends, Networks, and Critical Thinking in the 21st Century Culture
  • Philippines Politics and Governance
  • Community Engagement, Solidarity, and Citizenship
  • Discipline and Ideas in the Applied Social Sciences
  • Work Immersion/Research/Career Advocacy/Culminating Activity

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Strand

  • Pre-Calculus
  • Basic Calculus
  • General Biology 1
  • general Biology 2
  • General Physics 1
  • General Physics 2
  • General Chemistry 1
  • General Chemistry 2
  • Work Immersion/Research/Career Advocacy/Culminating Activity

General Academic Strand (GAS)

  • Humanities 1 (selected by the school)
  • Humanities 2 (selected by the school)
  • Social Sciences (selected by the school)
  • Elective 1 (selected by the school)
  • Elective 2 (selected by the school)
  • Applied Economics
  • Organization and Management
  • Disaster Readiness and Risk Reduction
  • Work Immersion/Research/Career Advocacy/Culminating Activity


Assessment is a process that is used to keep track of learners’ progress in relation to learning standards and in the development of 21st-century skills; to promote self-reflection and personal accountability among students about their own learning; and to provide bases for the profiling of student performance on the learning competencies and standards of the curriculum.

Classroom Assessment is an ongoing process of identifying, gathering, organizing, and interpreting quantitative and qualitative information about what learners know and can do.

There are two types of classroom assessment: formative and summative.

  • Formative assessment may be seen as assessment for learning so teachers can make adjustment in their instruction. It is also assessment as learning wherein students reflect on their own progress. Formative assessment may be given at any time during the teaching and learning process. It is also a way to check the effectiveness of instruction.
  • Summative Assessment this form of assessment measures the different ways by learners use and apply all relevant knowledge, understanding, and skills. It must be spaced properly over the quarter. It is usually conducted after a unit of work and/or at the end of an entire quarter to determine how well learners can demonstrate content knowledge and competencies articulated in the learning standards. Learners synthesize their knowledge, understanding, and skills during summative assessment. The results of these assessment used serve as bases for computing grades.

Components of Summative Assessment

Summative assessments are classified into three components : Written Work (WW), Performance Tasks (PT) and Quarterly Assessment (QA). These three will be the bases for grading.

ComponentsPurposeWhen Given
Performance Task (PT)1. Involve students in the learning process individually or in collaboration with teammates over a period of time
2. Give students opportunities to demonstrate and integrate their knowledge, understanding, and skills about topics or lesson learned in a specific real-life situation by performing and/or producing evidence of their learning
3. Give students the freedom to express their learning inappropriate and diverse ways.
4. Encourage student inquiry, integration of knowledge,understanding,
and skills in various contexts beyond the assessment period.
At end of a focusing on a topic/skill lesson

Several times during the quarter
Quarterly Assessment (QA)Synthesis all the learning skills, concept, and values learned in an entire quarter.Once at end of the quarter
Written Work (WW)1. Assess learner’s understanding of concepts and application of skills in written form
2. Prepare learners for quarterly assessment
At end of the topic or unit

Grading System for Senior High School

Summative AssessmentsCore SubjectsApplied Track SubjectsSpecialized Track SubjectsPE, ICT
and Research
Written Works30%30%30%20%
Performance Tasks40%40%40%40%
Quarterly Assessment/ Terminal Output30%30%30%40%

The K to 12 Basic Education Program uses a standards- and competency-based grading system. All grades will be based on the weighted raw score of the learners’ summative assessment. The minimum grade needed to pass a specific learning area is 60, which is transmuted to 75 in the report card. The lowest mark that can appear on the report card is 60 for Quarterly Grade and Final Grades.


Very Satisfactory85-89Passed
Fairly Satisfactory78-79Passed
Did Not Meet ExpectationsBelow 75Failed


  1. The average of the first and second quarter grades produces the Final Grade of the specific Learning Area or Subject for the semester.
  2. The General Average for the semester is computed by dividing the sum of all final grades by the total number of learning areas. Each learning area has equal weight.
  3. The General Scholastic Average is computed by dividing the sum of the general average for all semesters of Grades 11 and 12. The General Scholastic Average is used for the placement of students under academic awards at the end of the school year.
  4. The report card is issued at the end of the first quarter of each semester (either in hard copy or released online through the LSQC Parent Portal) displaying only the course/ subject grades and conduct grade. There is no general average yet.
  5. At the end of second quarter and the second semester, the final report card is issued in hard copy. Displayed are the first and second quarter course grades along with the final grade, the first and second quarter conduct grade and the general semestral average.
  6. Ranking for assignment of parts during recognition/ graduation rites is not observed in SHS. As such, the customary practice of Top Ten is not observed in SHS anymore. Students or parents, however, may request for ranking i.e. per strand or batch based on a prescribed grading period for purposes of college/ scholarship application.


The term “shifting” refers to a transfer from one strand to another. This applies only to officially enrolled Grade 11 students of LSQC. The ff. conditions apply to students shifting from one

strand to another:

  1. A student may be allowed to shift after completing Grade 11. Before enrolling for Grade 12, the student must apply officially by submitting the ff. requirements:
  • Application for Shifting Form (from the SHS Office)
  • Photocopy of Form 138 (from Registrar’s Office)
  • Recommendation Form from the Guidance/ Career Counselor (from the SHS Office)

2. Application for shifting shall start during the 4th quarter and final issuance of report cards for Grade 11. Deadline of application is two weeks after the date of the said issuance of report cards or on a specific date set by the school.

3. Result regarding shifting application will be release a week before the scheduled date of regular enrollment for Grade 12. The student may claim the result from the Senior High School APAA’s Office.

4. A student is not allowed to shift within the semester and within the school year whether in Grade 11 or 12.

5. The school reserves the right to approve or disapprove shifting applications based on assessment and deliberation of the student’s records and other valid and reasonable grounds that warrant such decision.

6. The student must strictly follow the conditions and requirements imposed by the school.


  1. Secure and fill out an application form from the secretary of the Assistant Principal for Student Affairs.
  2. Present the accomplished form to the Assistant Principal for Student Affairs with your supporting papers to justify the absence/s and pay the fee of PHP 50.00 for each test.
  3. Secure a Special Examination Permit from the office of the Assistant Principal for Student Affairs.
  4. Present the permit to the teacher/ proctor on the scheduled date of examinations.
  5. A student without Special Examination Permit shall not be allowed to take the examinations and shall receive a score of zero for the said test.


  • modify the criteria (whether pre-selection or actual selection/ screening) as well as the screening/ selection process of the awards including the major awards for whatever cause of justifiable reason,
  • confer other special awards for exceptional involvement/ participation/ achievement in a specific area or extra and co-curricular activities.
  • declare more than one recipient for any special or major award,
  • select students to be assigned specific roles or parts during the Recognition or Graduation rites through the Deliberation/ program committee
  • not to declare any recipient for any special/ major award in the absence of a rightful recipient deemed for the said award, and
  • suspend or withdraw conferment of said awards for whatever cause of justifiable reason.


At the end of the first and second semester, deserving students who meet the following criteria shall be recognized.

  1. Academic Distinction Award
  • General Semestral Average of 90.00% or above
  • No final grade below 85 in any subject
  • Conduct grade of at least B+ in both quarters

2. Padre Pio Award

  • Conduct grade of A in both quarters
  • A grade of at least 80% in any subject
  • Perfect attendance
  • Clean disciplinary record

Note: Starting SY 2022-2023, a list of students who have qualified in both awards will be released by the Principal’s Office through the Office of the Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs and the Publicity and Marketing Committee and LLEAP through a circular or publicity material to be posted in the bulletin board or school’s official social media accounts. The holding of the Undergraduate Recognition Program for Grade 11 will cease already.


At the end of the school year, during the Commencement Exercises, medals are awarded to deserving Grade 12

students who satisfy all the requirements for the following set of awards indicated below.

  1. Loyalty Award award is given during the Grade 12 send-off ceremony to graduating students who have completed thirteen years in Lourdes School Quezon City i.e. from Kinder or whichever is the equivalent in the old curriculum.
  2. Scholastic Excellence Award The General Scholastic Average (GSA) refers to the final average of the general semestral average from Grade 11 until Grade 12 (four semesters).

All qualifiers for this award shall be ranked and placed under the following categories accordingly following the given criteria.

Scholastic Excellence Award

Must at least be B+ in all quarters of all semesters of Grades 11 and 12General Scholastic Average (Based on all semesters of Grade 11 and 12)Conduct Grade
With Highest Honors/ May
Pinakamataas na Karangalan
(Gold Medal)
98 – 100
No final grade below 93 in all subjects in all semesters (Grade 11 to Grade 12)
Must at least be B+ in all quarters of all semesters of Grades 11 and 12
With High Honors/ May
Mataas na Karangalan (Silver
94 – 97.99
No final grade below 93 in all
subjects in all semesters (Grade 11 and 12)
With High Honors/ May Karangalan (Bronze Medal)90.00 — 93.99
No final grade below 85 in all
subjects in all semesters
(Grade 11 and 12)
Must at least be B+ in all quarters of all semesters of Grades 11 and 12
Note: The general average is computed up to two decimal places.


A major commitment of Lourdes School Quezon City is the formation of a value system based on Franciscan spirituality, the fruit of which is love, joy, peace, simplicity, fidelity to the church and dedication to the realization of the Kingdom of God on earth as exemplified by St. Francis of Assisi.

To promote a deep understanding and appreciation for the ideals of St. Francis among our students, Lourdes School Quezon City undertakes the search for the ideal graduate who shall be conferred the St. Francis of Assisi Award. The awardee should have manifested love for all of God’s creation, his availability and disponibility in work and service, and faith life emulation of the zeal of St. Francis in the imitation of Christ.

The search for the St. Francis of Assisi Awardee is open to all Grade 12 students who shall meet the following minimum requirements:

  1. active leadership or membership in the chosen club or organization in the school
  2. availability and disponibility in work and service
  3. simplicity and gentleness in speech and ways
  4. active participation in social action activities
  5. active participation in the creation and maintenance of a family-like climate in school
  6. the ability to distinguish what is in accordance with faith and morals, and what is not
  7. voluntary and enthusiastic participation in liturgical/paraliturgical activities and spiritual exercise
  8. love and respect for all God’s creation
  9. love and devotion to Mary, the Mother of God
  10. love and devotion to St. Francis and the Capuchin Franciscan saints


The candidate should have:

  1. full six years of high school residency in Lourdes School Q.C.
  2. a general average grade of at least:
  • 90% from Grades 9 to 12
  • 90% in the first quarter of the second semester of the Grade 12 level
  • 90% in Christian Living Education and Franciscanism subjects from Grades 9 to 12
  • no failing grade in any subject in all quarters in Grades 11 and 12

3. at least A in conduct in all quarters in Grades 11 and 12

4. a Clean Disciplinary record

5. passed the screening criteria/requirements of the CLEd-Campus Ministry Area


Teacher Evaluation (Grade 11 and 12) – 30%

Peer Evaluation (Classmate in Grade 12) – 20%

Co-curricular Participation (Grades 11 and 12) – 20%

Final Interview (Committee) – 30%

Total 100%


The St. Lawrence of Brindisi Gold Cross Award is given to any Grade 12 deserving student who, by virtue of his/her active and meaningful participation in school activities in or outside Lourdes School, has manifested the values and qualities of a Christian Leader imbued with the Spirit of Gospel Brotherhood. More concretely, the student’s unique and outstanding work or accomplishments has/have:

  1. led to dynamic change in the school culture/system;
  2. provided inspiration to improve existing school system and/ or practices;
  3. helped build a positive image for the school.

One or more following awards shall be given to successful candidates.

  • St. Lawrence of Brindisi Gold Cross for Outstanding Leadership
  • St. Lawrence of Brindisi Gold Cross for Outstanding Community service
  • St.  Lawrence of Brindisi Gold Cross for Outstanding Accomplishment in a Particular Field (Sports, Arts, Academics)


The following minimum requirements include:

  1. Has initiated, participated and successfully implemented major school programs/activities in the last two years thus bringing a dynamic change in the school system/culture
  2. No disciplinary record in Grades 11 and 12
  3. At least B in conduct in all quarters of Grades 11 and 12
  4. No failing mark in any subject both from Grade 11 and 12


The following minimum requirements include:

  1. Active participation in any legitimate and recognized off-campus organization that promotes social/civic/environmental awareness
  2. No disciplinary record in Grades 11 and 12
  3. At least B in conduct in all quarters of Grades 11 and 12
  4. No failing mark in any subject from both Grades 11 and 12


The following minimum requirements include:

  1. Reached and/or received an award in the national level after qualifying in different levels of competition
  2. Received an award in any national/international competitions (single-level only) i.e. duly recognized and legitimate
  3. No disciplinary record in Grades 11 and 12
  4. At least B in conduct in all quarters of Grades 11 and 12
  5. No failing mark in any subject from both Grades 11 and 12


  1. The awards committee will notify the public of the search for the awardees through one or more of the following: announcement during general assemblies, school programs, official SMS, official social media accounts and publication of mechanics and details of the search through posters, flyers, PEB and school website.
  2. The search will commence during the third quarter of the current school year until the second semester general deliberation period.
  3. The search is open to all bonafide Grade 12 students and candidates for graduation.


  1. The candidates for the award are determined by means of nomination process.
  2. Any faculty member or school designated club or organization may nominate any deserving individual for the award. Self-nomination is not allowed.
  3. Nomination forms may be secured from the secretary to the High School Principal and maybe submitted to the same.
  4. Students who will be nominated will be asked to submit supporting documents in a portfolio. They will be notified and oriented about the selection and evaluation process.


  1. Members of the awards committee appointed by the principal shall be tasked to conduct initial screening of all student nominees.
  2. Students nominated for the award shall be required to submit a portfolio containing evidence of their accomplishments, samples of work, and other related artifacts.
  3. The awards committee shall have the right to verify the information contained in each submitted portfolio if the situation do so requires.
  4. The awards committee shall deliberate on the merits of the nominees using the given qualifications.
  5. The recommendation of the awards committee shall require the approval of the principal and confirmation by the rector.
  6. The Rector, at his discretion, shall interview the selected students. He has the sole privilege to deny or grant approval of the endorsement made by the evaluating panel.
  7. The decision made by the rector shall be deemed final.


The St. Paschal Baylon Acolyte Award is given to a Lourdesian student who by virtue of his active and meaningful participation in the offering of the Holy Mass in or outside Lourdes School as altar server reflects the fervent love for our Lord Jesus Christ in the Eucharist as exemplified by St. Paschal Baylon, a Franciscan lay brother who is the patron saint of Eucharistic congresses and acolytes in the Franciscan family

The search for this award is open to all Grade 12 students who shall meet the following minimum requirements:

  1. Continuous active membership in the parish acolyte organization for 5 years
  2. No disciplinary record since Grade 9
  3. At least B in conduct since Grade 9
  4. No failing mark in CLED and Franciscanism since Grade 9


The Outstanding Research and Outstanding Capstone Project Awards are specific to the SHS tracks/ strands. Grade 12 graduating students—individuals, pairs, or groups—must have led the planning and execution of a research or innovation to advance the potential applications of technology, or research whose findings can be used to drive better efficiency and productivity as well as to improve the lives of the people in the school and/or community.

Tables 1 and 2 show the set of criteria and weights that will be used in the evaluation and deliberation process for the said awards. Only those students/ groups who have received the pass mark during the final oral presentation or defense shall automatically qualify for the award. Likewise, students (whether individual or in group) must have also earned the final grade of 90 and above in the subject to qualify for the said award.

Table 1. Outstanding Research criteria and weights

1. Research Guide20%
2. Output
a. Usefulness / Significance of Research Usefulness to the school and/or community or contribution of the research to the existing body of information related to the study
b. Rigor Soundness of methodology (research design, data collection, and data
3. Research Presentation
Presentation and defense of research output

Table 2. Outstanding Capstone Project criteria and weights

1. Output
a. Originality or novelty of the product or service
b. Relevance, applicability, replicability, sustainability and/or usefulness to the
school and/or larger community
c. Cost-effectiveness, efficiency, and/or practicality
d. Environmentally safe
2. Delivery or Presentation
a. Clarity of the product development process and the innovative features
shown during presentation
b. Acceptability of the innovation to the target beneficiaries
3. Study or Research basis of the service or product15%

A committee composed of the Research/Capstone subject teacher, administrator, and faculty member shall be responsible for the selection of evaluation process. The committee may also include other members who are not research/capstone project promoters/advisers or consultants by any of the students for the particular school year. It is recommended that the members of the committee have attended all final presentations/ defense as guest or panelist.

The finalists for both awards may be announced during the send-off ceremony while the awardees will be announced during the graduation ceremony. The awardees shall receive gold medals.


Special awards are given to students who have excelled in co-curricular or extra-curricular activities or have rendered exceptional and invaluable service to the school or community without any incentive or reward received. Likewise, the service extended by the student may also be a form of extra mile i.e. beyond any academic undertaking but should be limited to any school activity or endeavor. Further, the set of special awards refer only to activities/ events/ projects that are school-based extending to community-based projects or activities that are organized or sanctioned by the school.

The student must have at least a general scholastic average of 80% (average of all semestral average for Grades 11 and 12) with no failing final grade during the final semester of senior high school. Likewise, the student must have a final conduct grade of at least B- during the final semester of senior high school and no disciplinary record of major offense.

  1. Service Award for Student Leaders – given to students who have demonstrated exemplary skills in motivating others and organizing events/ activities/projects that have significantly contributed to the betterment of the high school department, entire school and/or community. Recipients of this award must be active leaders (for the last two years in SHS or during Grade 12 after being promoted or appointed due to vacancy of posts) or members of any recognized LLEAP organization.
  2. Service Award for Disponibility – given to students who have selflessly rendered time, talent and skill beyond any curricular/ academic activity but limited to school activity/endeavor. Their contribution through the extended service to the school has proven to be beneficial, significant and inspirational. Further, extended service was marked with no incentive, credit or reward in exchange of.
  3. Award for Organization Achievement – given to a duly recognized LLEAP organization that has created positive impact on the school and/or community it serves through the implementation of all its planned projects and activities, provided strong support to the implementation of the school activities and attainment of the school’s objectives, and taken great strides to help its members develop their potentials.