Even while shooting the afternoon drama Bagito last year, Alexa Ilacad shared that she never stopped schooling.
The young actress is going to be an incoming fourth year high school student at the Christian Legacy home school program this coming semester.
“Super excited and natatakot na kinakabahan na ako sa mga parating na math questions na mahirap (laughs). Advanced ako kasi hindi ako nag-stop. Since last summer hindi ako nag-summer vacation actually and itong summer hindi rin ako nag-stop. Tinuloy tuloy ko siya para pag one day na may dumating na project na everyday ang taping hindi ako mahuli,” she said during her launch as the newest teen ambassador for BUM Equipment and their Black 2 School campaign held last May 28.
The 15-year-old actress joins Nash Aguas, Jane Oineza, and Ella Cruz in the clothing line family. “I'm very happy and very excited. I feel so blessed,” she said.
During the press conference, Alexa shared just how important being a good student was to her.
“Very important ang education at yun ang una kong priority before anything. I plan to take a business course or Accounting. Since gusto ko maging businesswoman, sakto yung Business and Accounting para hindi ako maloko sa pera at sa taxes. Goal ko na gusto ko lang talaga maging magaling sa pag-aartista ko and makatapos ng may mataas na grades and hindi ako bumagsak. Kasi siyempre ang pag-aartista hindi siya pang-habang buhay pero yung may laman ka sa utak madadala mo yun forever,” she explained.
Being in a home school program like other celebrities, Alexa related she also wants to go to a regular school set-up which is what she looks forward to in college.
“Yes siyempre. Well yung home school ko naman nag-pa-prom sila, yun kasi yung dream ko talaga magka-prom. Kaso hindi rin ako nakapunta sa prom na yun so sabi ko next time na lang. And yung mga field trips nila hindi rin ako nakakapunta. Since I go to school every Friday, may mga classmates din ako. And then excited din ako kasi malapit na ako mag-college, excited na ako sa kukunin kong course and to meet new classmates. Kasi sa college walang home school so excited na ako bumalik.”
The Kapamilya teen actress also weighed in on the Department of Education's proposed K to 12 Basic Education Program which they want to implement starting next year. “50-50 yung opinion ko dun eh. First, ayoko dahil nadagdagan yung pasok lalo na yung iba wala ng budget, ang dami pang mga year 11 and 12. Pero the other half is maganda siya kasi after daw ng Grade 12, puwede ka na mag-work so parang may advantage at disadvantages din. So wala talaga akong definite na opinion,” she said.