There are times when you may feel like you’ve reached the endgame, only to be confronted with yet another challenge to overcome. This might be the case for Manila Science High School (MaSci) applicants who pass the entrance exam.
Thing is, it’s not quite the end of the road yet, nor is it the time to throw in the towel. As a MaSci hopeful, you’re almost at the end of the application process—almost, but not quite. Read on to find out why this is the case and what you need to do about it.
Upcoming Exam Results
MaSci officials have stated that the results of the most recent entrance exam should be out by Friday, March 19, 2010. There are currently no plans to post the results online, so students will need to drop by the school grounds to check if their names are on the list of passing applicants. The results will be posted on the bulletin boards near the school gate.
But wait…there’s more: Passing the MaSci entrance exam earns you the right to move on to the next two steps in the application process. Student hopefuls will first need to submit to a two-phase medical exam, and then go for a face-to-face interview after that.
The Next Two Steps
This one is really more of a check-up to see if the applicant can handle the demands of a science high school. This will be conducted in two places: the first phase will take place at the City Health Division Office; the second will take place at the MaSci clinic itself (The second phase will act more as a double checking measure.). Both exams will involve such routine analyses as chest x-rays, urinalyses, a general physical exam, etc.
The next—and last—step is the face-to-face interview. Think of it as a personality and attitude assessment and hot seat/stress test all mixed into one. In other words, if you can show the interviewer that you can speak fluently, express yourself clearly and maintain your composure under stressful circumstances, then chances are you’ll do just fine.
Please note that the schedule for the interview tends to vary depending on the availability of the interviewers, yet rest assured that the school will work out a schedule arrangement with you. School officials have noted that most interviews usually take place during the months of April or May.
Pass these last two steps and you can breathe a sigh of relief for the meantime—it’s on to official registration afterward.
Where to Direct Queries
MaSci’s official website isn’t really updated at the moment, so the best thing to do would be to contact the school officials directly. Dial 525-6197 and ask to speak with either Ms. Reyes or Ms. Santos. They’ll answer your questions and fill you in on any details you’re missing.
If you wish, you may also visit the MaSci Admissions Office. It’s located along Taft Avenue, corner Padre Faura Street, Ermita Manila.
Ms Reyes of Manila Science High School