Senior High School

Senior High School (SHS) is two years of specialized upper secondary education where students can choose a specialization based on aptitude, interests, and school capacity. The choice of career track will define the content of the subjects a student will take in Grades 11 and 12.

There are 15 core subjects that all SHS students will take, categorized into seven learning areas. These are Languages, Communication, Mathematics, Philosophy, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences, along with PE and Health subjects.


These are 7 applied subjects that develop the same competencies using different content based on your chosen track or strand. The subject includes English for Academic and Professional Purposes, Practical Research 1 & 2, Filipino sa Piling Larangan, Empowerment Technologies, Entrepreneurship and Inquiries, Investigations and Immersion


These are sets of 8 specialized  subjects based on specific areas of study that will give the students the content, competencies and advanced skills required in college.

📖 Objectives of the SHS program

In line with the vision-mission and consistent with the philosophy of education of DBTC, the Senior High School (SHS) Program commits itself to the goal of forming and educating competent students who:

  • Live the spirit of servant leadership in the community as lifelong learners and mature Christians who assert authentic Filipino values and manifesting the Salesian spirit in their everyday affairs
  • Continuously strive to be qualified and competent in their chosen career track that would enable them to be ready for higher education or for employment.
  • Develop life and career skills, specifically on information, media and technology, learning and innovation, and effective communication
  • Grow in collaboration and solidarity with their fellowmen and with the environment for the common good, manifested in a shared social responsibility

🔬💻📐 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

The STEM Strand equips the student with the necessary knowledge, skills and attitude for science-oriented courses in College by providing a solid foundation in Math with Calculus and Science with Physics, Biology and Chemistry. Students who finish STEM can follow a career path in Engineering, Architecture, Medicine, Aviation and many more.

The STEM curriculum is enhanced by a technical subject in Robotics, which further develops the skills acquired in Industrial Electricity, Electronics and Computer Technology.

➗🤝👨🏻‍💼 Accountancy, Business, and Management (ABM)

The ABM strand prepares the Senior High School students for business-related courses in college with subjects in Accountancy, Business Math and Finance, Economics, Marketing and Enterprise. The students are also introduced to use of Systems, Applications and Products (SAP), a computer software used in many business establishments today

🎥🎬📼 Digital Media Technology (DMT)

Digital Media Technology (DMT) strand enables the learners to explore a range of innovative skills applied in multimedia industries today. Both principles and skill-based learning aim to provide the students the opportunity to develop and enhance their competencies and skills in animation, photography, game development, print, web design, audio and video design from pre-production to post-production. Practical experiences, using software and equipment that are used in media industry, prepare the students to be responsible and enterprising media practitioner, equipped with the 21st Century skills.

📚🍎⚡ General Academic Strand (GAS)

The GAS Strand provides the students general areas of study with specialized subjects taken from other strands: Disaster Readiness and Risk Reduction from STEM; Applied Economics and Organization & Management from ABM; Disciplines and Ideas in the Social Sciences and Philippine Politics and Governance from HUMMS.

DBTC is offering Benchwork as a preparatory subject for Mechanical Technology, Drafting, Robotics 1 and Robotics 2, which incorporates Electrical, Electronics and Computer Technology.

Students may take college courses in Accountancy and Business Management, Humanities, Engineering and other science-related courses.