XS San Juan HSPO: X-Elect (Work Electives) Courses for 2nd Semester










07 November 2013

Dear H2 EFGH, H3 EGH Parents and Students,

True to the school’s goal of designing learning experiences that facilitate the development of skills, competencies and attitudes of students, we are offering a semester-long work electives program to the sophomores and juniors.  X-ELECT (Xavier Electives) allows students to choose a career-preparatory course that will expose them to the demands and standards of particular professions.  The courses are handled by practitioners in the field and as such, provide real world scenarios and training.

For this Second Semester, High 2 EFGH and H3 EGH will be required to take X-Elect beginning Tuesday, 12 November for High 2 EFGH and Thursday, 14 November for H3 EGH.

Enrollment in the courses will be done ON-LINE beginning tomorrow, FRIDAY, 08 November 2013 until MONDAY, 11 November during Homeroom Period, recess, lunch and dismissal time.

The following are the XELECT: WORK ELECTIVES COURSES for Second Semester, SY 13-14



Students in this course are introduced to the different fields of mass communication: journalism, film, broadcast communication and communication research, advertising and public relations,  that will enable them to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of the media culture. Furthermore, students will learn some of the basic techniques in communicating in various forms and will be given the chance to apply them in different real-world situations. This course will also enable the students to be more critical receivers of media.


In this course, the students will be given the opportunity to learn more about the basic areas in the field of business and management i.e, human resource, production, marketing, finance and business environment (local and international). Furthermore, this course will cover important aspects of managing a business such as business ethics and leadership and business tactics and strategies. Students will also be exposed to the other business and management concepts like  advertising, market research, product development and information technology.

GRAPHIC DESIGN (Instructor: Mr. Buccino de Ocampo)

This course is an introductory to graphic design. It aims for students to learn and understand some of the simple and basic fundamental practices and processes of design. The intent is to show what graphic design is and what graphic design is used for in the commercial and cultural context through short lectures on history, art and visual principles, various examples of contemporary design, trends and movement. It also aims for students to learn some basic technical software skills that would aid in their creativity. There will be in-class projects and short assignments for students to evaluate, develop and explore their own interests in design. Student are also encouraged to participate by inviting and providing constructive criticism to other classmates, which not only helps build their intuition on art, but develop their critical thinking, as well as presentation skills.



The course is an introduction to psychology – the scientific study of behavior and mental processes.  This course will provide an overview of the concepts, researches, schools of thought, and the key personalities in psychology.  The content of the course is broad for the students to get a good glance of the many areas of the subject.

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING (Instructor: Mr. Wilhansen Li)

This course will equip the students with some of the basic skills of computer programming and provide them with a more technical know-how of computer processes. Furthermore, students in this course will have a more thorough understanding of what happens when software and applications do not work properly. Apart from the critical thinking skills that this course reinforces, it also becomes as a vehicle for the students to develop their creativity, most especially in trying out and eventually producing new technology.


INTRODUCTION TO FILM (Instructor: Mr. Luigi Gonzales)

“Show, don’t tell.” This course introduces students to the basic techniques and methods used in the art of visual storytelling. Students will learn what goes into conveying emotion with complex characters and layered storytelling through class discussions, take-home activities, and guest lectures from industry professionals. This course will be helpful for students who wish to pursue a career in filmmaking, film critiquing, and advertising.

HOTEL AND RESTAURANT ADMINISTRATION 101 (Instructor: Mr. Paolo Suapengco)

The course gives an overview of what Hotel and Restaurant Administration, as a course in college, offers. Those who wish to pursue a career in the service and food industry would certainly benefit from the technical and practical knowhow that the course provides. Students will be trained to handle industry-related situations through case studies and business modules.

Be acquainted with the ins and outs of what it means to work for the hotel and/or restaurant industry, and what alternative careers and opportunities await those who wish to enter this dynamic field.

MUSICAL THEATER (Instructor: Mr. Marvin Ong)

With the interest in live performance emerging in the country, the course hopes to equip students with the basic tools needed to be a successful performing arts professional. Through techniques in acting, movement and music, the course seeks to empower the students in tackling the requirements of a competitive audition process, and instill the confidence to be able to perform on a final showcase.

The course hopes to create a new breed of young artists who value and respect theater as an art form, and also see it as a viable occupation whether onstage or backstage.


1.      Type IP address:

2.      Enter ‘username: STUDENT NUMBER’ e.g. 1996-A396

3.      Enter ‘password: LAST 4 CHARACTERS of your STUDENT NUMBER e.g. A396

4.      Click the button of the course of your choice then click ‘select’.  Rank your choice 1–2–3.  (Optional: You may also enter your 4th and 5th choice.)

5.     Click “SUBMIT”.

6.      A message will appear that ‘you are enrolled in __________’ to confirm you have successfully registered.

REMINDER: FOR HIGH 3 Students:  Please do NOT register in the same course that you had last school year.  Those who will do so will be randomly assigned to another course.




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