September 2019 update - noticias de septiembre 2019
The Nosara Scholarship Association is thrilled to announce that our two senior scholarship students Alanis and Freddy graduated with the Bilingual International Baccalaureate in July of 2019. Del Mar Academy is happy to report that their senior class of 8 students performed extremely well: ABOVE the international school world norm passing rates of 70% , while 88% of our DMA students obtained the IB Diploma. And slightly ABOVE the average world score of 28, as DMA students averaged 29, and among passing students, 31. In addition, in a testament to the effectiveness of our BILINGUAL program, while the world Bilingual Diploma rate is only 21%, 63% of our DMA students secured the IB Bilingual Diploma. Furthermore, 100% of our DMA students achieved the scores required for the Ministry of Education of Costa Rica high school diploma, necessary to apply for national universities in Costa Rica. And finally, it is important to note is that this cohort is the first DMA cohort to obtain BOTH national (MEP-Costa Rica) and international (IB-Diploma) degrees.
Thanks to very generous donors, we have now reached and surpassed our short term goal to have 10 % of DMA students be scholarship recipients. As of today we are very happy and grateful to announce that there are 29 students from Nosara, ranging from 3rd to 11th grade, receiving full or partial scholarships to attend DMA.
We wish them success !
La Asociacion para las Becas esta muy emocionada de anunciar que al principio de este nuevo ano escolar, tenemos a 29 ninos locales destacados y talentosos de bajos recursos para estudiar en Del Mar Academy. Esto representa mas del 10% de la poblacion de estudiantes de DMA. Ellos estan en grados que van desdel el tercero hasta el onceavo grado. Ademas estamos muy orgullosos de aununciar que dos de nuestros alumnos becados se han graduado en julio con el bachillerato internacional bilingue. Felicitamos a Alanis y Freddy !
Les deseamos muchos exitos !