Country Day School to Offer Online Classes
The Country Day School in Costa Rica and K12 International Academy are announcing a partnership to offer an accredited online school program to students throughout Costa Rica. The online private school program - a first of its kind in Costa Rica - will be called the CDS K12 International Academy.
Students who enroll in the CDS K12 International Academy will have the opportunity to receive a complete education through an internationally-accredited private school that uses a curriculum developed by K12 Inc., the U.S. leader in online school programs for students in kindergarten through high school. The school combines traditional, research-based curriculum approaches with 21st century innovations, such as interactivity, games, and powerful online learning platforms.
The CDS K12 International Academy offers students a wide variety of courses, including core subjects , Honors, AP®, world languages, and other unique electives. Students living anywhere in Costa Rica - even those located in geographically remote areas - will be able to earn a U.S. diploma through this cost-effective school option.
“We are excited about our partnership with K12,” said Steve Katz, Director of Educational Technology of The Country Day School in Costa Rica. “The future of technology at CDS focuses on promoting independent learning, differentiated instruction, and broadening students’ academic endeavors. K12 is an integral part of this plan.”
The Country Day School in Costa Rica is an American school serving an international population. Established in 1963, the school has accreditations from Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools in the United States and Costa Rican Ministry of Education. Each year, 100 percent of graduates are admitted to select universities and colleges, with about 90% going on to U.S. and Canadian universities and colleges, and 10% to Europe or elsewhere. Students who attend receive an American high school diploma, and the curriculum also prepares students for the Costa Rican Bachillerato examinations.
“This comprehensive online school program encompasses a rich curriculum that will meet the diverse needs of the international community here in Costa Rica,” said Gloria Doll, Country Day School Director. “Students will be able to access a myriad of courses they may not be able to otherwise which will extend and enrich their learning experiences.”
The K12 International Academy is a U.S.-based private school that serves students in more than 35 countries worldwide. The school is operated by K12 Inc., the U.S. leader in proprietary curriculum and online school programs for students in grades kindergarten through high school. The school provides extensive, personalized support focused on each student’s individual needs using technology and experienced teachers who provide instruction, support and guidance. The school is accredited by the Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation (CITA).
“K12’s mission is to provide an exceptional education to any child in the world, regardless of their geographic or demographic circumstance,” said Ron Packard, Founder and CEO of K12 Inc. “We’re pleased to partner with Country Day School in Costa Rica and excited about the opportunity to provide more families and children with an education program that work for them.”