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Graduates of RP’s Premier* High School Arrogant? » Crimson Crux

Graduates of RP’s Premier* High School Arrogant?

Pisay PSHS Logo

That is the question that a recent Newsbreak report poses and dissects. One salient line:

[Philippine Science High School] graduates in UP are sometimes accused of overconfidence and academic delinquency in the latter part of their courses.

As a Pisay graduate myself, I’m able to refute and support several of the article’s points. True, some PSHS grads in UP end up fighting for academic survival, but take note of the word some (even the quotation above says “sometimes”). Many Pisay alumni graduate with stellar academic records, along with extra-curricular and student leadership feats.

In my opinion, it’s just a matter of population and, sadly, preconception. Most PSHS graduates enroll in UP campuses (usually Diliman, Manila, and Los Baños), and most UP students enrolled in science- and technology-related colleges seem to know a cadre of Pisay grads. Chances are any news (or gossip) about PSHS alumni and their ‘behavior’ will get around pretty fast.

And hey — just how many students are there in UP (Diliman, at least)? Twenty thousand? And how many are academically delinquent? Hundreds upon hundreds, I tell you (including me, at one point in my acad life). Pisay alumni in UP are not exempt from that statistic. I agree with this one:

“We would like to think that we are no different [from our classmates in UP],” Albert said. “We are magnified because there are a lot of us in UP,” said Ivy.

Pisay PSHS Oval courtesy of Ia Lucero

But then, I’m not going to wholly vindicate our lot of PSHS grads here. True, we have that (mean?) streak of confidence and pride. These are traits that Pisay people have developed in their tortuous stay in the highly-competitive institution. We earn those not through the elitist and privileged upbringing that other people claim we benefit from. Rather, we earn those traits through four years of incessant barrage of advanced subjects, an unrelenting schedule, and yes, even a few failures along the way.

“When we fail our exams, we are not usually as concerned as our classmates who probably failed for the first time, and they misinterpret us to be arrogant,” Moneva said.  “But we are used to failing in PSHS. We know that there’s another chance to make up for it.”

Unfortunately, the pride and confidence sometimes grow into outright arrogance and preposterousness. For that, PSHS students can offer no excuse. If a Pisay alumni becomes a swell-headed git, what was then the use of the message boards dotting PSHS walls, saying pleading, “Ialay ang Talino sa Bayan”? Feeling high and almighty because of one’s prestigious school doesn’t constitute service to the nation, nor is it the proper way for an Iskolar ng Bayan to act.

For the uninformed: The Philippine Science High School, or PSHS, is a special state-run high school educating the country’s best young minds (supposedly the Top 10 percent of elementary school graduates) in science and technology. PSHS students are government scholars, meaning they enjoy free education, as well as monthly stipends.

*’Pisay’, as PSHS is fondly called, is touted to be the Philippines’ premier secondary school, having an advanced curriculum, great educational material (at least, in the form of hardcover college-level books), and a large 7.5 hectare main campus at Diliman. Of course, this premier status is highly debatable, what with the presence of excellent private schools and other science high schools, such as Manila Science and Quezon City Science that prepare its graduates well for college, be it for science courses, medicine, humanities, or a masters degree in special education.

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58 Responses to “Graduates of RP’s Premier* High School Arrogant?”

  1. ia Says:

    ah. the pitfall of generalizing. and taking too sourly the bad things they learn about pshs. the recent incident doesn’t help, either.

    pisay is pisay. there are things to love and hate. i’ll cherish it still.

  2. Drakulita Says:

    [Philippine Science High School] graduates in UP are sometimes accused of (1) overconfidence and (2) academic delinquency in the latter part of their courses.

    Hahahaha. Natawa naman ako sa first part. Hindi naman lahat, meron lang talagang iba na ummmm nags-stand out.

    As for academic delinquency, kahit anong highschool meron naman kanya-kanyang representative of delinquents sa UP! LOL.

  3. Hansen Dy Says:


  4. jangelo Says:

    … sometimes accused of overconfidence and academic delinquency …

    I can attest to this, at least with some of my classmates back in my undergrad days.

    I’m from one other HS touted to be the among the country’s premier high schools, but I’d rather not talk about that right now. I prefer to be unaffiliated. :P

  5. erisac Says:

    Speaking of graduaes of premier schools, I once had the opportunity to work as a technical legal assistant in New York’s most prestigious intellectual property law firm. Invariably, most of its attorneys were picked from the top ten graduates of Yale, Harvard and NYU law schools.

    I must admit that I had never been in the company of such humble yet incredibly intelligent group of people. I guess, there seems to be much humility amongst highly-evolved minds and spirit.

    I miss working with them but keep in touch with some til now.

  6. Corsarius Says:

    Ia, what incident? The poisoning? Yeah, it did leave a bitter taste on the tongues of Pisay alumni. But still, cheers to the high school memories!

    Quel, unfortunately, I must concur with you :P

    Hansen, did you mean ‘pisay ako’? If so, what batch are you from?

    Angelo, I think you mentioned to me your HS in a Gmail chat a few days ago, hehe…

    Señor Enrique, even from your brief description I can already grasp what an experience that must’ve been. What makes the most impression on me is how that highly talented group of people remained humble, and managed to keep their egos in check. It must’ve made your stay with them doubly more relished.

  7. jangelo Says:

    Oh, crap! Now I’d have to kill you! :P

    Hey, would you like to go out for coffee tomorrow? I know an upscale cafe conveniently located beside a dark alley (and it’s near my alma mater).

  8. ia Says:

    @quel: stand out? tulad ni *****s? peace! ^_^v

    i think the arrogance also comes from “we earned it. we’ve slaved our butts off to pass pshs, even by a sliver (like the hari ng pisay, haha).” why, don’t college graduates from the premier schools get a little more proud than usual, too?

  9. Corsarius Says:

    Angelo, nooooo! Hehe. Would love to, but work’s piling up again. Next week would be great, though.

    Ia, I can only concur. :D

  10. Aaron Says:

    I think mas mataas lang ang expectations ng mga tao sa mga pisay grads. Medyo nakakainis lang kasi, ginastusan sila ng pera ng gobyerno dahil sila daw yun magagaling (or aware na may pisay), tapos ‘engot’ naman pala.

  11. Corsarius Says:

    Yes, you’re correct about that — expectations run high, and if these aren’t met, tensions do, too. Unfortunately, I can say from first-hand experience that many Pisay students don’t meet those expectations…or should we say, extreme pressure?

  12. zos Says:

    I think it’s not the pressure that drives us Pisay grads to overconfidence and delinquency. How about this… we also want to enjoy a ‘normal studen life’ (it’s basic human psychology). Ordinary high school students live it during their high school years. Unluckily, Pisay studes don’t have that privelege during high school. So we do it during college. hahahahha

  13. Corsarius Says:

    Zos, I think you have a great point there. Though I can’t say the same applies to me, as I was some sort of slacker (not to mention notorious absentee — with valid excuse slips, I might add hehe) in Pisay ;)

  14. nylechor Says:

    ay bahala kayo basta ako…i enjoyed college a lot despite my low grades in pisay…i never encountered the word “enjoy” sa pisay hahaha

  15. Corsarius Says:

    I think I didn’t, too, what with all the flunked exams and heartbreaks… er, I’ll not go into there anymore, hehe.

  16. thannia Says:

    “overconfidence and academic delinquency”

    huhooms.. true. the question is, yung graduates ba from other high schools ndi delinquent at overconfident?

    malaki lng tlaga expectations saten, plus the fact na marami nkakapasok sa prestigious schools kaya na ma-magnify kung me ndi name-meet na standard.

    zos, i agree with you. laki ng pressure sa pisay na mag-maintain ng grades (who want to be baptized as “kick-out”?). kaya nangyayari, sa college tau nagrerelax ;) mahaba-haba nman ang maximum residency dba? hehe :P

  17. Corsarius Says:

    Thannia, good points there, esp. with that question. I would mention other high schools that come to my mind but that would just incite hostile reactions from some people :P

  18. raquel Says:

    good day to all iskolar ng bayan!

    im a mother of a graduating elem student. my daughter will take

    the 2nd screening test this coming sat. dec 9. i really want her to

    study in pisay. i just want to ask ur opinion if it is advisable to study

    in pisay.

    as i read your forum, i think that you didn’t enjoy high school life

    (correct me if im wrong). although i knew that studying in pisay will

    do good on the future of my daughter, i dont want her also to

    suffer and to hate me for forcing her to study in pisay. you’ve been

    there… i think you’re the right person to ask.

    btw, this is my e-mail address

    hoping to hear from you soon!

    thank you!

  19. Corsarius Says:

    Hi racquel. I’m sorry if i made it sound as though Pisay gave me a less than satisfying experience. It was my personal problems (er, love life etc :P) that gave me a difficult time in HS.

    I’ve sent a reply to your Yahoo mail. Hope I could be of help. Thanks!

  20. ia Says:

    Hey, I loved Pisay life! I wouldn’t have traded it for anything else. I think problems make the journey all the more enjoyable in the end. Not that it was all suffering. One thing I learned was to look for the silver lining everytime. Good thing there was a fair amount of extracurricular things I liked. ;)

  21. m. bacarra Says:

    parents would do anything to give the best education to their kids. but of course, sometimes, parents have to know what their kids want in the first place. forgive me if i sound harsh, but sometimes parents think that their kids should “go study in this-and-that school, because that’s the best school in the country” without thinking for a heartbeat what their kids feel about it, because there’s this sense of pride that comes whenever the kids graduate from a prestigious school.

    raquel should consider having what people refer to as a “heart to heart” talk with her daughter first. it is best that she should let her know your stand about letting her take the exam, and hear what she has to say about studying there and what she feels about it.

    not that this comment is too late, but i think she still has time to do such. after all, graduation would be at least in three months time.

    i didn’t come from pisay (rather from another science high school), but i also took, or should i say, my mom let me take the entrance exam in pisay and from my alumni school. anyway, it’s a long story, and this is not my blog.

  22. Corsarius Says:

    Ia, I agree with you, but if I didn’t get to win that journalism contest towards the end of my Pisay life (saving the best for the last), I probably would’ve felt bad for the whole 4 years, hehe. There’s a thin line between love and hate, as they say.

    M. Bacarra, thank you very much for the input. If you don’t mind, I will forward your advice to Ms. Raquel’s email address. Thanks again :)

  23. m. bacarra Says:

    sure, no problem

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  25. zz Says:

    just wanted to comment for ms. raquel. pisay life was hard. but those years–even experiencing my first failing card grade, crying over exams, and spending some lunchtimes just screaming because the schoolwork was hard–were the best years in my life. i learned a lot, not just academically, but also about life. there were days when we lacked sleep, we wanted to burn all our books, but i can still say that the benefits outweighed all the hardships. the good times are all that stick out in my mind now. it really depends on your daughter, but if she’s interested in the sci/tech fields, pisay is really a good place to start. we like to complain a lot, even now. but it’s really just because those hardships are our common ground. and it’s always fun to complain. but i can say for myself that i love pisay and owe a lot to both the school and my teachers there

  26. Homer Says:

    anyways, was looking for some materials across the net and i just happened to browse on this one :)

    you guys come from differenct campuses right? have you heard of travel ban for pisay grads? pending clearance from your campus? or is it just the SMC campus that has done this?

    i appreciate emails. should anyone of you come accross this information. as it is, all grads from SMC have travel ban. and a lot has already cried foul and we are still watching the other developments from the alumni

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  28. Defiance Says:

    I only spent a couple of years at Pisay (I immigrated to US after my 2nd yr), but i can say with total conviction that those were the two most interesting and rewarding years of my life, bar none. I guess you learn a lot about yourself when you dont have love ones nearby you to depend on. Pisay students slacking off in UP certainly comes as a surprise to me but im not shocked either. Even i slacked off a lot when i continued my high school here in NY. However, the stigma of being a Pisay student follows you everywhere you go to all corners of the globe. Even now, I’m amazed that people think I’m this genius they never knew about just because i came from Pisay. I laugh and shrug it off and just say nothing could be further from the truth…

  29. set Says:

    haha. this post is almost a year ago but nonetheless, i will still reply.

    pisay is a memorable experience. but i dont regret studying there. haha.

    03 ako! kaw, anong batch ka? :)

  30. set Says:

    ay 02 ka. your name is familiar. as well as your pic. haha. :)

  31. Corsarius Says:

    ZZ & Defiance, thanks a lot for the insights and experiences. I am sure Ms. Raquel will appreciate and find your comments helpful, if she would be dropping by again. :)

    Homer, yep, I’ve heard about the travel ban, though I think a statement has already been issued by my campus (Diliman) that our batch isn’t covered by the ban. I wish you luck in your case! :D

    Set, you got it right. Batch 2002, Topaz-Sampa-Magnesium-Muon ;) Hmm, kilala kaya kita? Hehe.

  32. Nil Says:

    Boredom from making my math 101 report made me search stuff about pisay which is why I’m here.
    My life in pisay (by the way I came from SMC) comprised of the best and worst days of my life. For me life in pisay was a typical high school life, the only difference is that we get to be bombarded every single day by stuff normal HS students don’t even hear of. Pisay students slacking off in UP is certainly not a surprise for me. Our teachers in Pisay already warned us about this before we graduated, calling it the “Pisay Syndrome”. I think this is because most Pisay students felt like they were deprived of the “real life” while they were in Pisay and are trying to live freely in UP, given the university’s very liberal culture. Also you can’t blame them if sometimes they feel arrogant or overconfident because not all people in their HS lives got to be labeled as the cream of the crop or the brightest students of the country.
    However, I do think these types of Pisay alumni should get their attitudes straight, sayang talaga kapag di sila makagraduate because of this. I know I’m trying to keep myself as far as possible from becoming a balloon-headed person.

  33. glenn Says:

    the yearlong exchange proves the passionate character of pisay/science grads. since the 70’s, dilemna na ng mga taga science ang how to go about after pshs. excellence is engrained as a way of life during the 4 years in that school. thus, slacking or just plain devil may care attitude in college is a way of finding out how the opposite is. guess it’s all part of growing up into mature and resposible scholars, going thru the yin/yang phases

  34. Meili Says:

    It’s simple. I slacked off and was delinquent because the classes were boring and too easy. Math 17? Been there, done that! Only the third and fourth years of college are really good because that is when we study our major subjects. General subjects aren’t really that interesting.

  35. Maan Says:

    Hi. Like Ms. Racquel, ‘am the mother of a graduating elem. student but unlike Ms. Racquel, my daughter is still set to take the first screening test for Pisay. My dilemma is this - do I need to send my daughter to a Review Center or should I just rely on her stock knowledge gained from the school she is in right now? I would really want her to go to Pisay sana.
    Hope you can guide me as am running out of time if I eventually decide to enroll her (most of the Review Centers’ classes have started & she’ll have to take make-up classes as it is). Thank you.

  36. Corsarius Says:

    Miss Maan, from experience, me and some of my PSHS close friends didn’t take Review classes, and only relied on our stock knowledge. I did some self-studying in the month prior to the 1st screening, though.

    I remember using a Science High School Entrance Exam Review Book, or something like that, which consisted purely of multiple-choice questions and the answers at the back. I bought it from National Bookstore, and it was published by the MSA Review Center (the cover was orange, I think).

    Still, if you have the money to spare, enrolling your child in a Review Center will surely help. Combined with self-review at home, that might do wonders for her exam.

    I hope this helps you and your daughter. Good luck to both of you!

  37. Tivo Says:

    Pisay is the best high school in the Philippines. It is the perfect training ground for those who think that they’re meant to do great things. Other people speak ill of Pisay because they weren’t able to be part of it, and perhaps they will never be. Does the word “sour-graping” ring a bell?

  38. ivan Says:

    ..amazing how this blog entry evoked a more-than-a-year-long string of responses and comments.

    I just graduated from Pisay (batch ‘07), so medyo useful sa akin yung comments ng mga tao. I find college (right now) boring.. I reckon it’s because back in Pisay, there was a constant push coming from all the coursework given us. Laging may thrill at excitement at challenge yung mga ginagawa namin. Laging bago yung mga natututunan namin kasi advanced nga ang mga subjects namin sa Pisay eh..

    At, obviously, walang ganun sa college (first and second year at the least).. wala yung constant push…

    Notice that this constant push is external. I’m led to believe then that we Pisay people were actually trained to respond to external stimuli, while the more important thing is to motivate oneself from within.

    Yes, back in Pisay we can say we have motivated ourselves. But then, this motivation is more likely than not dependent on external factors. Pagdating sa 1st year college, nawawala yung external factors na yun kasi dumadali na yung subjects para sa amin. Nawawala na yung “challenge” that motivated us for four years in Pisay.

    I guess, the bottom line is this: we should learn how to challenge and motivate ourselves when there seems to be no apparent challenge or source of motivation.

  39. Uly Says:

    Agree ako kay Ivan! Amat ka erp! 1st year ko sa UPDil was sooooooo boring- walang external challenge (I was inconsistent- - -1.0 sa Chem 16, pero 2.0++ sa isamg Math subject !)…kaya I had to really dig deep inside to challenge myself. On my 3rd year sa UPDil, was finally able to be “back on track” (well, slightly), and so was able to graduate w/o losing my DOST scholarship, unlike some of my PSHS batchmates na nasa UP din noon.

  40. jhetro cledera Says:

    I am currently a member of the Pisay family. Accusing Pisay graduates as “easy-easy” college students is unethical. sa lahat ng mga nagsasabi niyan, please stop it, doing so won’t do good. there may be some who possess that attitude maybe because they already know the topics discussed in classes, kasi may advanced lessons sa Pisay, but still those people strive hard to pursue their studies.duhh, kaya nga nagscholar para makatapos ng high school sa magandang school. stop the issue!

  41. reginald Says:

    to ms. maan… i think it is better to use stock knowledge. base on my experience, i passed the first screening as well as the second as a principal passer without any review. gud luk

  42. stud from PSHS-BRC Says:

    i, sort of agree with some points you had in your blog. The part i was really bothered is the delinquency thing. In my part, Pisay graduates tend to be academically delinquent because in their high school life, their efforts of “rebelling” against the laws of the school were of no use.(high school students will “psychologically” find a way in order to be free from rules that they consider as rules that bind them from what they want). Whereas, if they will be DepEd students, they will experience having the pleasure of feeling that their efforts were felt by the administration.

    pisay alumni tend to be delinquent on the time they are in college because they were not given the chance to be when they were in PISAY. i think, having such
    attitude in college is just a 100% tendency of a high school student who did not really enjoy his high school life mentally, emotionally and spiritually

  43. Sparkplug Says:

    Delinquent Pisay students are common. As for being not able to really enjoy high school life (100%), I do not think this is a correct generalization. Before I graduated, I feared I would become “delinquent” as I was not happy with things back then (I always compare myself to my cousins who went to parties and clubs during our high school years while I slave away doing homeworks, projects, and stuff). True enough, the lack of “partying” and “gimmicks” made me a delinquent (finishing college after 5 years). However, this delinquency opened doors for me to experience new things and learn from the mistakes who encounter. These learnings plus the way we were handled in Pisay (the constant push, strive for excellence, scholar ng bayan, etc), made me a stronger person who withstand pressure. No matter what life brings, there is that “game-on” attitude and one will try their damnedest to “win”.

    Looking back, it seems that my definition of happiness was incorrect. As one comment mentioned, it is more of a complaint rather not being happy. I was happy. One can never be content and happy and studying in Pisay makes you aware of many things to complain about.

    For Ms. Maan, review centers provide generic information and sometimes not useful during entrance examinations. I suggest that you let your child study at home and just buy review materials. The best trick in entrance examinations is to practice answering actual questions with the time pressure.

    Sidenote: In Pisay (during my stay), students get to do this very often. Guidance gives several exams that tests your IQ, Aptitude, etc. It sorts of prepares us for actual entrance examinations thus high passing rate in college entrance examinations.

  44. franz Says:

    thanks for defending our alma mater..:D

  45. 123 Says:

    i graduated from Pisay too. I am from batch 2007 and i am currently taking up a course in UP.

    Anyway, Pisay experience was really great. I wouldn’t trade anything for it. I am really proud to be one because we have this unique experince that no other school had. Though really proud, i do not brag it all out. I keep it low profile always. When my batchmates and I talk, we always say that we feel uneasy introducing ourselves as graduates from pisay because some people tend to magnify it a lot. They say stuff like “Asus pisay ka, imposible namang ambaba mo sa Math 17.” Err, it can be quite irritating sometimes cause they have high expectations of us. But we have to deal with it and just make the comment pass. And yes, though I have feel bad about my scores sometimes, i don’t see the point anymore to ruin my day just for that failing grade. People seem to judge us as deliquents and pa easy-easy lang maybe because Pisay life taught as that grades aren’t everything. I graduated hs without any honors at all and I pretty much believe that I have the same great life as those who were in the Director’s List back then. Other non-Pisay students in UP graduated their hs with honors so they just end up being too grade conscious. They don’t see grades the way we do already.

    And i just wanna point out that i am glad Pisay people are goody to shoes. HAHA. Seriously, though some starts drinking and smoking as early as first year college, still Pisay graduates know their limitations. We know when to stop and we know when we had too much. Plus all the other batchmates are always there to slap you if you don’t realize what stupid thing you’re doing. Pisay is a family and i am really happy to be part of it.

  46. cleve Says:

    MASCI pa ren aq.
    MANILA SCIENCE HIGH SCHOOL, is the premier high school accdg. to the recorded results of NCAE.. haha

    peace, isang test lang iyon!

  47. kyla Says:

    Ahoy! Hehe. I’m from Pisay, Batch 2008(graduating batch). Hehe. Sabi nga ng mga kilala ko sa UP na antaas ng expectations nila. At agree ako sa sinabi ni Kuya Ivan :)

  48. ako.po Says:

    wow! may ganun pa lang issue.
    mababait naman yung mga pisay pipol eh. though ako man may pagkainis (sometimes lang naman) sa kanila before, ive learned in time na mababait naman pala talaga sila. naeexperience ko rin yung mga naeexperience nila. haha. feeler ko naman. pero true, mahirap talaga pag science high school graduate ka. ung expectations ng tao ay sobrnag taas. ano ba akala nila sa amin, mga computers na ang data ay ini.input na lng? besides, nagkakaerror nga ung computer eh. haha! wag naman po sana nating lahatin ung mga tao na from pisay. i had an instructor sa math17 na pisay instructor. at first ayaw ko sa kanya pero eventually nalaman ko na he’s pretty nice naman pala. see, first impressions are really not suppose to last.
    eto lang po sana, i hope wala ng competitive comparison na gawin ang mga tao between the science high schools. alam niyo kasi, nakakapressure. haha. tsaka what happens in the end is that instead of creating a wonderful friendship, nagkakaroon ng pag-iilangan. i hope science-high-school wars would end na *wait, meron nga b o ako lang yung nakakafeel nun? haha! oh well).
    ok, in short. mababait ang mga taga pisay (pero baka hindi rin lahat, let’s not generalize na lang, haha!)

  49. Jepoi Says:

    pisay alum din ako. At kahit anong sabihin ng ibang tao, hindi kasalanan ng Pisay kung bakit may nag-slack off pag dating ng college. You can’t blame it on the system. The reason why people badmouth our school is because they have nothing better to do, ganun lang. Kasama na siguro yun talaga kasi sometimes people feel bad when they see us fail. Dahil utang natin sa bayan ang pag-aaral dito. Sabi nga di ba Ialay ang Talino sa Bayan.

    Basta alam ko enjoy ako sa Pisay even if it took away my childhood :P ang pinakamagandang naibahagi sa akin ng Pisay eh hindi yung kaalaman, kung hindi ang pagtayo sa sariling paa at pagiging malaya ang isipan.

    I wouldn’t have imagined studying anywhere else. Basta at the end of the day, as long as you didn’t do anything wrong with the education provided to you by the state. Your conscience should be clear.

  50. Says:

    hndi naman (ata) nagtatake ng NCAE ang pisay students eh. ano ba un?? acheivement test?? acheivement test ng pisay ngayon para sa pisay campuses lang.

    pisay life - sobrang saya, hndi ko maisip ang situation ko kung sa ibang school ako nagaaral. haha
    hindi naman kelangan magaral…ata. parang mas important ung projects and other requirements eh. magcram nalang!!

    go 2010!

  51. Says:

    may thing nga pala about sa sectioning ng students. hindi ko lang alam kung tama ung naisip ko. hahaha

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  54. little light Says:

    sometimes arrogance is in the eye of the beholder. when you come from a reputable school, people give meaning to little things you say and do that could have been brushed off had they not known where you come from.

    matuwa ka lang sa achievement mo, kahit di mo naman ikinalat, sasabihin nang mayabang. eh sila naman if they achieve something, you don’t brand them as mayabang immediately di ba?

    nasa perception na lang ng tao. or minsan, yung mga nagba-brand is insecure lang talaga.

  55. Aiko Says:

    there are other worthy matters to worry about. pisay is pisay. there are things to love and hate about the school.

  56. Bianca Says:

    Well,I’m not really in PISAY but one of the students in a Science High School.I’m a freshman,and yeah,it is so hard to enter the school and you can easily be pass out.And people are having high expectations to us,students.Being in a science high school is so hard.You have to learn how to sacrifice the things that you normally do before just to spend so much time in your studies,you should know how to interact with people with great minds,knows how to explain everything logically and systematically.But still I’m enjoying my stay there.

  57. Maxx Says:

    Hi i’m a pisay sophomore..!!!
    Yup, i heard many things about pisay sudents’ “attitude”..but anyway, we are all different…may ibang nagiging delinquent pero namang ibang hindi..

    Pisay life? Nung first year masaya man..Ok man lang yung least wala pa akong bagsak na quiz/exams etc nun..pero second year mahirap..unang quiz pa lang sa Math 3 bagsak na..2/24..wat?? grabeh naman kahit points for the effort, di ako binigyan…pero ok’s not the end of the world..nakabawi naman..ngayun, patuloy pa rin yung hirap sa skul..kahit lunch, nagsastudy para quiz sa next subject ..

  58. macmac Says:

    batch 05 ako ngrad sa pisay wv at tgaup din ako batch 06. hanggang ngayon delinquent pa rin ang grades ko pero d ito dahil sa katangahan. marami kming galing sa pisaywv na nasa upv na ang kinahihiligan ay ibang bagay gaya ng sports kung saan kmi rin ang nangunguna. mayabang talaga ang halos lahat sa amin pero napakarami pa rin na man ng aming kaibigan at wala kaming kaaway kahit matalas ang aming dila. ^__^

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