Physical Facilities and Equipment of the School
A. Physical Facilities
2. Department Offices 9
3. Principal’s Office 1
4. School Canteen 1
5. Dental Clinic 1
6. Medical Clinic 1
8. Guidance Office 2
9. Resident Auditor’s Office 1
10. Registrar’s Office 1
11. Counseling Office 1
12. Employees Cooperative Stores 3
13. Food Court 1
14. Computer Rooms 4
15. Library 1
16. Information Technology Center 1
17. Comfort Rooms (Male, Female)
18. H.E. 1
19. Supply Office 1
20. Stock Room 1
21. Mimeographing Office 1
22. Stage 1
23. Covered Court (Quadrangle) 1
24. Service Gates 2
25. Accountant’s Office 1
26. Cashier’s Office 1
27. Administrative Office 1
28. Playground 1
1. Computer Units
2. Risograph 1
3. Printers 4
4. LCD 3
Educational Programs and Curricula
· Remediation Program
It is a program designed to provide assistance to students who failed to master certain learning competencies of the lesson or have skipped learning competencies due to non attendance to their classes brought about by sickness or making representation of the school to official contests approved by DepEd.
· Review Program
This is an intervention conducted in preparation for Examination (NAT, DAT, etc.) and contests. It is designed to equip students with information and skills to help them achieve high performance in these educational activities.
· Guidance Program
The Guidance Program aims to assist the student to make a guided, well informed and objective decision about the problem that confronts him/her. It facilitates understanding of the problem as well as the consequences of the decisions one would take. In addition, this program is designed to provide assistance to students to develop their potential and satisfactorily adjust to their school life’s various stages, through counseling, values dent program, group dynamics and other activities (DECS Service Manual 2000).
· Dropout Reduction Program
Assisting the student to complete secondary education is the objective of the school, hence students should not fall out from school before the school year ends. This program assists students at risk of dropping out through educational modules, counseling and remediation.
· Sports Program
ANS is a provider of athletes in many sports competition. This is made due to the training of athletes during their P.E. classes after they have been screened based on their performance in different sports events.
· Research Program
Students of the special classes are spared to the conduct of experimental research which would polish their patience and skills to arrive at results of investigation. This program is under the guidance of an experienced research teacher.
· Journalism Program
The school maintains two school papers: The MADIA-AS and ANG MADYAAS. These papers provide avenues to student writers training and exposure in the field of journalism through print media.
· Leadership Program
Several student clubs are recognized by the school in order to give opportunities to students to nurture and sustain in the development of their leadership potentials under the guidance of the club advisers.
· Community Linkage
Students are given opportunities to link their activities to community organizations like alumni, PTA, LGUs and civic organization so that they can learn negotiation skills in dealing with stakeholders. They also support stakeholder’s activities like participation in their celebrations.
· Food Production Program
The Agri-fisheries department is leading the school in vegetable production designed to train students to develop skills in gardening, poultry production and fish preservation.
· Skills Development Program
Skills program is taught to students in the field of electricity, economic, entrepreneurship, dressmaking, food preparation, drawing and information technology.
· Talents Development Program
Students’ organizations stage contests in order to discover and develop students with talents. The school likewise sponsor contests in Mathematics, Science, English, Araling Panlipunan and Filipino which is participated by the different schools in the division of Antique.
· Cultural Development Program
Dramatics, Dances, Songs are taught to students through student organizations, contests and classroom instructions.
· Health and Nutrition Program
The school has dental and health services under the management of the school dentist, the school medical officer and the school nurse. Health and dental examinations and treatments are done in order to assist students in their health problems. Feeding program is provided to students who suffer from malnutrition which is managed by the H.E. department in coordination with the medical personnel.
· Revised Basic Education Curriculum
This is the regular curriculum of the Department of Education and implemented in the regular classes in all year levels including the Night Secondary Education. Subjects offered are English, Math, Filipino, Science and Makabayan which have 4 components namely: Araling Panlipunan, Music, Arts, P.E. and Health (MAPEH), Technology and Livelihood Education (TLE), Values Education and Citizens Army Training (for 4th year students).
· Science Technology & Engineering (STE) Curriculum
This curriculum is offered to the three sections (Sp 1, Sp 2 & Sp3) in all year levels. It has additional subjects such as Developmental Reading, Geometry, Research, Advance Statistics, Advance Chemistry and Advance Physics. These are additional subjects to the Revised Basic Education Curriculum offered in the Secondary Schools.
· Night Secondary Education
Evening classes start at 4:30 p.m. and ends at 9:00 p.m. It has different set of teachers from the day classes. It uses the Revised Basic Education Curriculum. Night classes are mostly composed of working students who can only avail of high school education in the later part of the afternoon and early evening.
· Summer Classes
Summer classes are offered during summer months (April and May) and supported by the PTA. Classes are offered to graduating students who failed to pass in 1 laboratory subject or 2 non-laboratory subjects to give them the chance to graduate in May. Likewise, this program is also open to non-graduating students who failed to pass in 1 laboratory subject or 2 non-laboratory subjects so that they can take the regular load in the curriculum year they belong during the succeeding school year after summer term.
· Special Science Classes
Special Science Classes are offered to students in two (2) classes per year level with a maximum of forty (40) students per class. A student must first pass the DOST Selection Test in the first year before he/she is considered a special class student. As a special class student he/she should maintain a general average grade of 83% and above at the end of the school year. Otherwise, the student will be eliminated in the roster of special class students in the incoming year level.
School Uniform, Student Activities, Rating and Promotion
· As a matter of policy and as a long standing practice and duly approved by the PTA in its General meeting, in June 2008, school uniform shall be prescribed for all students. Shoes, cravat with school seal and official validated ID are parts of the uniform. It shall be worn by every student in the school campus and during school activities outside the campus when required by the school.
· The acceptable haircut for boys shall be at least 1 inch above the ear and 3 inches above the collar line (DECS Service Manual 2000)
According to DECS Service Manual 2000, no group actions like boycott of classes, demonstrations against any issue, person or teacher will be allowed. Co-curricular activities shall be subject to the approval of the School Head. Meetings, assemblies, convocations and activities shall be held in the presence and with knowledge of the Principal, Head Teacher or Guidance Counselor, Teacher or Club Adviser/Coach.
Rating and Promotion
Ratings and Promotion of students from one curriculum year to the next high level follows the Department of Education issuances through department orders, memoranda and circulars released to the field. The highest numerical rating given to a student in all subjects is 100 and the lowest is 65.
· Legitimate student organizations are allowed for students to organize provided that they are officially recognized by the school and a teacher adviser is assigned to provide support and direction to the students.
· The organization of fraternities and sororities is strictly prohibited at the school campus, both public and private schools.
· Penalty for non-compliance is expulsion of students (D.O. No. 20, S. 1991) The same prohibition is reiterated in D.O. No. 7, S. 2006.
Imposition of Disciplinary Action
· School officials and teachers shall have the right to impose appropriate and reasonable disciplinary measures as stated in the rules and regulations.
· In case of minor violations of school rules and regulations, a written promise of future exemplary conduct signed by the student and counter signed by his/her parent/guardian shall be required as a condition for a student to be readmitted to the school.
All students are encouraged to participate in extra-curricular activities approved by the school administration in the field of leadership, sports, arts, history and culture. A set of guidelines regarding the participation of students in extra-curricular activities is issued by the school administration and becomes a part of the school policy.
Standards/Guidelines to be Followed for Extra-Curricular Activities
& Students Representation
· In order to provide quality, holistic, and responsive educational service to our students, it is not enough that we focus on the academic aspect of their lives in school. Instead, importance must also be given to other areas like developing their talents and skills in the field of leadership, sports, arts and culture. More importantly, they are encouraged to join and participate in clubs and organizations existing in the school so as to develop their interpersonal relationship with fellow students.
· Extra-curricular activities inside and outside the school likewise provide students with opportunities to represent Antique National School and to compete with other schools in the provincial, regional and national levels.
· Joining and participating in the activities of the different clubs and organizations recognized by the school further holds these talented and gifted students to stay in school, and consider ANS a better place for learning. This is also one of the interventions adopted by the school in order to reduce the number of Students At Risk of Dropping Out (SARDO).
· In the process of giving our students the chance to develop their skills and potentialities and in accordance with the DepEd order of having these activities, the administration, teachers, parents and students have been confronted with problems regarding the grades and academic performance of the students who are actively involved in extra-curricular activities.
To avoid confusion and inconsistencies the following standards are to be followed:
· Students who need to go out during class hours in order to attend activities recognized by the school must present a note duly approved by the school principal. The teacher in charge of the students should accomplish a letter duly signed by the principal granting permission to the students to join the activities. Likewise, the students should notify their subject teachers about their absence prior to the date of the activity.
· Students who are absent for a day or more to represent the school will be excused from their classes, and given the highest score attained in class in case of exams missed during their absence. But there should be no retention of grades within a grading period. The giving of grades shall be based on the actual performance of the student for every grading period. Once the students have returned from activities wherein they represented the school, they will be given chances to take make-up or special exams provided that they be given time to prepare/study for the exams.
· Students returning from their extra-curricular activities should attend their classes regularly and submit all projects and other requirements assigned by their teachers.
· Regional Order No. 76, S. 2008 which states that athletes with failing grades in more than two (2) core subjects in the second grading period are disqualified from joining sports competitions should be followed.
· On sports, DECS Regional Order No. 3, S. 1996 states that “the grades of athletes and cultural participants who have missed their classes to participate in athletic and cultural meets should not be decreased. They should be given every legitimate opportunity to make up for the schoolwork that they have missed, and should be given the individual help by their parents.”
· Due to the mentioned DECS Order, it has been observed that students no longer attend their classes regularly even after the conduct of the meet and cultural contest. For this reason, the quality of education they receive suffers. In order to achieve academic excellence the following should be observed: “The grades of the athletes and cultural participants who have missed their classes to participate in athletic and cultural contests should not be decreased provided that they return/attend to their classes regularly right after every meet/contest they have participated in. Likewise, they have to submit all academic requirements assigned by the teachers with extra help from the parents and teachers as well. Once the student has incurred ten (10) consecutive absences after the meet/contest without a valid reason he/she forfeits his/her chance to retain his/her grades. Therefore, the grades that the student will get shall be based on his/her actual academic performance. The retention policy is applicable only during the grading period when the students have attended and represented the school.”
· Parents, teachers and other school personnel are encouraged to help and motivate the students who were not able to win any award and refrain from giving unnecessary remarks. Let us all be reminded that it is not the winning that counts, but how well the students have played and represented the school.
· Schedule of practice should be submitted by the respective teacher-adviser to the office of the principal for approval and should be strictly followed to avoid the disruption of classes.
Awards and commendations in a variety of forms are granted to students for their exemplary performance in extra-curricular activities and academic pursuits. Two sets of Valedictorians, Salutatorians and honor students are identified among graduating students. One set belongs to the students under the special science classes (taking up Revised Special Science Curriculum) and another set to students in the regular classes (taking up Revised Basic Education Curriculum). School policy along this line follows D.O. No. 6, S. 2005.
School Discipline Committee
School Discipline Committee
This committee is responsible for investigating students who violated the rules and regulations of the school. It is also tasked in making a report of the investigation to the principal as well as in formulating recommendations regarding disciplinary actions to be imposed on the erring student.
No students or visitors shall be allowed inside the school building and premises after the last class period has ended except for those having a permit.
Campus Security (DepEd Service Manual 2000)
· Only bona fide students of the school shall be allowed inside the school campus.
· No visitors shall be allowed inside the campus during school hours except for valid reasons. They shall be required to sign the logbook of the security service.
· Teachers shall confer with parents/guardians or entertain visitors during their off period.
· No students or visitors shall be allowed inside the school building and premises after the last class period has ended except for those having a permit signed by their teachers and approved by the principal to do overtime school work and those students attending night classes.
Clubs and Organizations in the School
Clubs and Organizations in the School
Student Clubs and Organizations Officially Recognized by the School:
Science Clubs and Organizations:
Book Lovers Club
Kapisanan ng Pagpapalaganap ng Filipino sa ANS (KAPAGFILANS)
Araling Panlipunan Club:
ANS Supreme Student Government (ANSSSG)
Drum and Lyre Corp
Youth for Christ (ANS Chapter)
Junior Red Cross
Night Secondary Student Government
ANS Teachers and Employees Cooperative
Parents, Teachers and Community Association
AHS/ANS Alumni Association Incorporated
General PTA Officers
General PTA Officers
(SY 2016 – 2017)
President - Mr. Medolfo H. Hiponia
Vice President - Dr. Janet Tacaisan
Secretary - Mrs. Merell E. Peria
Treasurer - Mrs. Narline Joan G. Gimeno
Asst. Treasurer - Mrs. Cheryl Lynn S. Quanico
Auditor -Mrs. Mary JaneM. Antolino
1. Dr. Fritz L. Casalan
2. Mrs. Nilda P. Tongan
3. Mrs. Theresa Tabares
4. Mrs. Susie E. Mariano
5. Mr. Maximino M. Magbanua
6. Mr. Joseph Ian S. Juala
7. Mr. Marvine B. Pon_an
8. Mr. Fred John C. Hiponia
9. Mr. Elizardo N. Sareno