You already know about Intelligence Quotient (IQ) and Emotional Quotient (EQ). But what about Spiritual Quotient (SQ)?
Education is an ever-changing institution. There’s no doubt learning ten years ago is not the same as learning today. (Read: Ask your parents if you have questions.) Students change and so does the way they learn and adapt. You should know, right?
Academic excellence nowadays is no longer just about having perfect grades. Or balancing a gazillion extracurricular activities. Learning today emphasizes a third factor: character development. That’s where SQ comes in!
What’s SQ, anyway?
While SQ isn’t really a new term to begin with, the challenges students deal with every day—from dealing with bullies to coping with failure to worrying about climate change—call for education that goes beyond homeworks and quizzes. Though commonly overlooked, SQ is actually at the core of this transformative learning.
Where IQ explores cognitive skills and EQ refers to emotional skills, SQ challenges students to think about fundamental questions about life’s meaning, purpose, and values. But is there a class for that?
How do I develop my SQ?
Pope Francis puts it best, “Education cannot be neutral. It is either positive or negative; either it enriches or it impoverishes; either it enables a person to grow or it lessens, even corrupts him. The mission of schools is to develop a sense of truth, of what is good and beautiful.”
And that pretty much summarizes what Assumption College of Davao (ACD) is trying to achieve. In their own words, “education with a social conscience.”
Since its establishment in 1958, ACD aims to raise the next generation of leaders who aren’t just academically excellent but also passionate for social change. (If you fit this description, ACD may be your best option!)
Aside from its curricular offerings, ACD also prides itself in various socio-civic activities their students can get involved with. Think advocacies like putting up extension school for Lumad children, raising awareness about gender sensitivity and ecological integrity! Any advocacy you feel strongly about? ACD can give you the right platform to push it forward!
Simply put, character development isn’t just another class at ACD. It’s a lifestyle you build through your time in school. Regardless of the college course you choose. Faith, solidarity, hope, and compassion embody every ACD graduate. The question now is, which career path are you bringing those in?
What course can I take at ACD?
Whether you’re planning to take a K-12 basic education program, a bachelor’s degree or a technical-vocational course, there’s a place for you at ACD! Check out which of the following fits you best:
If you’re an incoming SHS student:
- Accountancy, Business and Management
- Humanities and Social Sciences
- Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
- Home Economics
- General Academic Strand
- Information and Communications Technology
If you’re an incoming college student:
- Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
- Bachelor of Secondary Education
- Major in English
- Major in Mathematics
- Major in Human Resource Development Management
- Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management
- Bachelor of Elementary Education
- Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
- Major in Marketing Management
- Major in Financial Management
- Major in Human Resource Development Management)
- Bachelor of Science in Social Work
If you’re planning to take a certificate program:
- Information and Communication Technology
- Computer Hardware Servicing (NC II)
- Computer Programming
- Home Economics
- Bread and Pastry Production (NC II)
- Food and Beverage (NC II)
- Front Office Services
- Agri Fishery Arts
- Fish Nursery Operation (NC II)
Want to study BS IT or BS HRM but can’t attend on a regular basis? Don’t worry. ACD got you covered! You can opt to enroll in their night and Sunday classes. Now you can still take your dream course.
Great! How do I apply at ACD?
Here’s a fact: private schools can scare students away. Specifically, the parents imagining the tuition they have to pay! But don’t worry. ACD may be a private school but it’s committed to make education accessible to everyone— regardless of how much money you have in the bank.
Check out the fees and admission process here.
Is ACD the right school for me?
There are over 50 colleges and universities in Davao to choose from. That’s a lot. So the answer really depends on you. What are you looking for in a school?
As for ACD, it’s committed to improve Filipino lives by raising students who are faith-motivated, academically excellent, and socially responsible. If this goal excites you, the answer might as well be a resounding yes.