Sarakhampittayakhom School (Thai: โรงเรียนสารคามพิทยาคม) is a public secondary school in Thailand. It is the main public high school and largest in Maha Sarakham Province, located around the central main town district or Amphoe Muang. The school admits Mathayom levels 1 to 6 (Grades 7-12). It started in 1906 as a school for boys in the Positaram temple, then later was established as a formal co-educational school on July 10, 1913. The school gradually grew larger through the years and has now over 3,000 students. The school has specialized programs for students such as the English Program (EP), with various subjects taught in the English Language by foreign teachers and some Thai subjects, and a Gifted Program, which focuses on Math and Science subjects taught in Thai.
Sarakhampittayakhom School’s English Program was established in 2003 as one of the pioneering English Programs established by the English Language Institute under the Office of the Basic Education Commission, of Thailand’s Ministry of Education.
Sarakhampittayakhom School is the main public high school under the Secondary Education District Office Area 26 in Maha Sarakham Province. The school admits Mathayom level students 1 to 6 (K7-K12). The school has numerous specialized programs for Thai students such as the English Program, the Gifted Program, Sports Program, Multi-Lingual Program. The school follows the 2008 Curriculum of the Ministry of Education’s Office of the Basic Education Commission. Classes start at 08:00H and end at 16:00H from Mondays to Fridays, with special classes on Saturdays.
The English Program of Sarakhampittayakhom School occupies the 4th and 5th floors of Building 6 (English Program Building). There are two sections each for lower Mathayom levels 1-3 and one section each for upper Mathayom levels 4-6. The upper level Mathayom students are divided into two major learning areas that they choose as their field of study, namely the Science and Math program and the Arts and Languages program. The Arts and Languages program offer Chinese or Japanese language classes. All Mathayom levels of the English Program are taught English as a major subject, along with other subjects such as Math, Science, Social Studies, Art, PE, Health, Home Economics, Computer with English as the medium of instruction. Additional supporting and remedial classes are also taught in Thai language. The English Program (EP) is characterized as a “school within a school” as it provides special amenities and facilities for the students and staff of the program. Teaching staff of the EP consist mainly of foreigners from different nationalities. Students admitted into the program must already have basic knowledge and skills in the English language so they can keep up with the lessons being delivered in English.
Yellow and Blue
Motto: (English Program)
Be Thai. Strive for Knowledge and Global Awareness!
The English program as a program of Sarakhampittayakhom School and required by the Ministry Of Education, fully endorses the goals of teaching proper Thai citizenship. The specialized mission of English Program are to :
•Cultivate global understanding, knowledge and mastery of the English Language.
•Competency in other languages ( e.g. Chinese,Japanese )
•Participate ethically in civic and professional life locally and globally.
•Be aware of different cultures and interact with the global community.
•Strive for excellence in everything we do.
To strengthen Thai Culture and be recognized as a center of excellence in preparing students for higher education and professional careers locally and globally, whereby competency in the use of English language can be ranked at an international standard.