Immersion Program, Tracer Profile, Senior High School
Acar, Dr. Bryant C.
This action research assessed the Implementation of the Immersion Program for Academic Track in Science and Technology Education Center Senior High School and the Higher Education Tracer Profile of its First Batch Graduates. The findings of the study were the bases for the Dissemination and Advocacy Plans. This study utilized the descriptive-evaluative type of research in gathering the responses employing the quantitative and qualitative approaches. There are 143 students who are included in the study.
Findings revealed that STEC SHS is compliant with the requirements for the Immersion Program. The strengths of the implementation are: Curriculum Guide; Students’ orientation; parental consent and insurance; and Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) are notarized. The major weak points are: desired competencies to be evaluated; budget and materials for the Immersion and lack of information on process and required forms. The partner Industry input should be taken into considerations: increasing the 80 Hours time for Academic Strand Immersion; Required Prior skills should be taught in the school; The Expected Learned Competencies should be clear and specified.
As to Tracer Profile, majority of the students are taking courses which are aligned to their chosen strands. It is noteworthy that there are students who gained scholarship grant and are studying in prestigious universities in Cebu, Luzon and abroad. The STEC SHS is effective and successful in its constant prodding and guidance to make students be prepared in College.