The deadline for submitting applications to open private Senior High Schools is 31 August 2015. (Public High Schools were given provisional permits.) These are the two pertinent Department Orders from the Department of Education (DepEd):
Note that DepEd recommends that private high schools offer primarily the Academic, Sports, or Arts & Design Tracks. 5,553 of the 5,899 public Senior High Schools will offer the Technical-Vocational-Livelihood (TVL or TVET) track, because most of their students want to find jobs immediately after Grade 12.