HISTORY and DEVELOPMENT
Benthel Asia School of Technology (BAST) was founded in 2004 holding office at Peninsula Place, Basak, Lapu-lapu City. It formally opened its doors to students in 2006 at its Basak Campus. Benthel Foundation Inc. is the majority stock holder of BAST together with a group of educators who firmly believed that: the industry urgently needs skilled graduates relevant to their line of specialty to address the need for global competitiveness; and to nurture and develop entrepreneurial skills of the students.
BAST Pre-school education utilizes mix traditional and Montessori approach while primary education utilizes traditional curriculum. The primary objective is to give the best education for children to deliver them thru a lifetime of love for knowledge.
In 2008, the secondary education was opened in its 10 has. Campus along M.L.Quezon Hi-way, Cordova, Cebu. BAST high school adopts a technical curriculum focusing on home economics, civil, electrical, and mechanical technology. The pioneer high school students of Benthel Asia School of Technology were full scholars of the Benthel Foundation Inc. Today, the school is continuing its tradition of giving free education to selected underprivileged but deserving incoming high school students from different public schools in Mactan and Cordova, Cebu.
Benthel Asia School of Technology is still growing and preparing its facilities, honing its professional educators in preparation for the opening of its tertiary vocational course in culinary, electrical, mechanical and information technology.
To be the shcoool of preference wherein the child comes first in his development phycally, socially, emotionally, morally, spiritually, and intellectually as he matures to become a productive citizen of his country and a God-fearing Ambassador of Goodwill.
Benthel Asia School (B.A.S) envisions and educational institution that will not only provide education as a simple method of imparting standard knowledge of coeect behavior; but also the provision of good habit, cognizance of his human nature, to furnish him the elements of knowledge to fully discover on ho to adapt himself to his society to become globally competitive with learners of diverse culture and nationality.
BENTHEL ASIA SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY – ACADEMIC POLICIES
The Cumulative grading system is used for High school, and Averaging grading system is for the Elementary Level.
The students are assessed according to their performance in the class. To pass and be promoted to the next level, the student should receive a final cumulative average of 85% for each subject.
- Periodical test = 20%
- Quizzes = 10%
- Project = 25%
- Work Attitude = 5%
- Class Participation = 40%
The students are evaluated for four (4) terms within the school year. The numerical symbol is used. For Pre-Elementary, the highest possible mark is 95 and the lowest is 70, and for the Elementary, the highest possible mark is 98 and the lowest is 70. The Passing rate is 60%.
- Seatwork = 15%
- Assignment = 10%
- Quizzes = 20%
- Recitation = 15%
- Quarterly Test = 40%
Any student failing in any subject at the end of the school year shall be required to take remedial classes during summer.
Each subject teacher gives a rating to the students for conduct using the numerical symbols 70% – 100%. Letter grade is used in giving Conduct grades.
- A = 100
- A- = 95 – 99
- B+ = 90 – 94
- B = 85 – 89
- B- = 80 – 84
- C+ = 76 – 79
- C = 75
- C- = 70 – 74
Extra-Curricular Activities and Clubs
A class or club may embark on an outing as part of its activities to enrich learning activities. Faculty and/or administrative supervision shall be required.
Permit forms are to be secured from the principal/teacher or moderator and are to be accomplished at least three days before the actual date of outing.
The school does not assume responsibility for any untoward incident in any outside activity which is not authorized or approved by the Principal. However, the school may take necessary action on any untoward incident arising from such activities which involve its pupils.
ACADEMIC / SPORTS CLUBS
The official colors of BAST are a combination of independent yellow borders and frills and lucky green background inscribed by the official seal at the center with inscription: “Holistic Education at its Best” below the seal.
The seal of BAST is round bearing the name of Benthel Asia School of Technology on its perimeter. Inscribed at the center is the Earth symbolizing the global competitiveness of its graduates, Laurel leaves symbolizing academic excellence, a book symbolizing diligence in study super imposed by a torch for physical sports activities; all inscribed in a circle to symbolize the institution’s holistic approach to education.