What are the requirements to register in Colegio El Camino?
Fill out an application, take the academic and psychometric evaluation, pay admission fee and turn in all necessary documents. For more information contact Veronica Armendariz, Assistant to the General Director. firstname.lastname@example.org
Does Colegio El Camino offer any extra curricular activities?
Colegio El Camino is well renowned for our after school sports programs being the best in all of Cabo San Lucas. Our holistic approach to student health and fitness includes a variety of sports, an on-site nutritionist and a nutritionally balanced menu in the cafeteria. These programs are under the mentor-ship of Moduvated, a professional and well-known fitness and nutritional advocate here in Los Cabos. We offer students after school programs in Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Flag Football and Tae kwon do. Click here to learn more about our monthly sports programs.
What is the Schedule for Colegio El Camino?
- Nursery and Kindergarten 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
- Kinder 2 and Kinder 3 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
- Elementary from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
- Middle and High School 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
There are several academic workshops from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Thursday.
Schedule available at www.elcamino.edu.mx
What happens if my child does not speak English/Spanish?
Colegio El Camino offers the program C.L.A.S.P. (Camino Language Acquisition Program) to help students, in both Spanish and English language acquisition. The teacher is Cristina Muñoz, email@example.com This program has 3 levels offering support:
- Individual or small group instruction during the morning classes (included in tuition)
- Conversation classes during electives from 1:55 to 2:55 p.m. on DAY 4 of the Cycle(included in tuition)
- There are ESL/SSL classes from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. (additional cost)
What programs of study does Colegio El Camino have?
In Nursery, Preschool, Elementary, and 7th and 8th grades we provide a skills based, transdisciplinary, bilingual curriculum with a values program embedded and supported through Sistema Uno which is certified with the official SEP (Secretary Education). In the 9th and 10th grade we offer in conjunction with the official SEP Program a bilingual transdisciplinary curriculum as a preparatory program for our International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in High School. We offer the official DBG program and also the IB Diploma Programme simultaneously in the 11th and 12th grades. Students are given the opportunity to earn a diploma that is based on international standards and provides exciting opportunities for post high school studies.
What is the IB Programme?
The IB is an international organization offering four programmes of international education, with them, the prospect of a continuous international educational experience from early childhood to pre-university age. While the IB now offers a sequence of four programmes – the PYP, the Middle Years Programme (MYP, introduced in 1994) and Diploma Programme (DP, introduced in 1968), and the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC, introduced in 2012) – each programme must continue to be self-contained, since the IB has no requirement for schools to offer more than one programme. Colegio El Camino currently offers the DP Program and is a candidate school for the IB PYP Program.
With the development of a continuum of international education, it is intended that teachers, students and parents will be able to draw confidently on a recognizable common educational framework, a consistent structure of aims and values and an overarching concept of how to develop international-mindedness.
The IB profile will be at the heart of this common framework, as a clear and concise statement of the aims and values of the IB, and an embodiment of what the IB means by “international-mindedness”
What is the benefit for my child receiving an IB education?
At its heart, the IB is a student-centered non-profit working to develop intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills for students that live, learn and work in a rapidly changing world.
Parents of past, current, and potential IB students have a vested interest in the quality of the IB and the benefits an IB education can provide their children. Parents of IB Diploma programme (DP) students are keenly aware of he rigour of the IB, as the intensity of the programme draws the cohort together, creating a strong bond between those students and the IB. In much the same way, parents and siblings of IB Diploma students live that experience vicariously as the students work toward their IB diplomas.
IB World Schools provide parents with detailed information about the schools, teachers and support services available to students. We encourage parents to contact the IB coordinator in their child´s school in order to discuss any concerns or questions you may have.
Parents re invited to join the IB parent community, members of he IB parent community can choose to receive information about the IB in their region, the university recognition efforts of the IB and what other parents are doing to help their students. Visit: http://ibo.org/about-the-ib/
Does Colegio El Camino offer scholarship programs?
Colegio El Camino offers several types of scholarships. To apply for scholarship aid, it is mandatory that the student is enrolled and parents must fill out an application and scholarship recipients must maintain a minimum average of 8.5 or better in academics and conduct. Colegio El Camino has a scholarship committee that meets and reviews scholarship applications annually. In addition all applicants must proceed with a socio economic study through an outsourced social worker.
How may I communicate with other parents?
Colegio El Camino has a parents society, and each grade level group has a representative called a vocal, all the information flows through the representative and the parents. We also have Schoology, a learning management system where parents can communicate.
What happens if my child becomes ill?
Colegio El Camino has its own medical facilities, attended by professional certified staff from Blue Net Hospitals. Every student has a pre-filled medical form authorized by their parents. If there is an emergency we contact parents immediately. Also your child will be provided with medical proof to turn in late any homework or projects that he might have missed due to illness.
Where do I pay tuition?
Colegio El Camino has a teller service in the administration offices where you can pay in cash, check, debit or credit cards. You may also pay through wire transfer or directly in the bank. For more information contact our Administrator Alma Diaz at firstname.lastname@example.org or our Cashier Tere Garnica at email@example.com
Where do I buy school uniforms and books?
Colegio El Camino offers school uniforms as well as books and school items on campus at the beginning of each school year. If your child enrolls later in the year we can provide you with the official lists and providers to buy them outside the school.
May I celebrate my child´s birthday at school?
Yes, as long as the invitation is for all students in his or her group. Please notify the section principal ahead of time.
Is there a cafeteria at Colegio El Camino where my child can buy food and beverages?
Yes, Colegio El Camino offers cafeteria service through ModuVated who is our provider for healthy meals. You can look up the menu every week in our website.
How does Colegio El Camino keep parents informed about the happenings at the school?
Our primary source of information for parents and students is via our website. We also communicate through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, e-mail, and our school newsletter, the Gazette as well as Schoology, our Learning Management System platform.
Is there a bus/transportation system or do I drop-off and pick my child from school?
Colegio El Camino has a very organized system for parents to drop-off and pick-up their child, called “Vialidad” If you are interested in being part of this system it is mandatory that you request your Vehicle ID Card with the Coordinator Assistant Karina Arizpe at firstname.lastname@example.org
Where can I find other information about school rules?
Colegio El Camino provides copies of the rules at the beginning of the year. However, you can find them here in English.