Colegio El Camino is the only preparatory school in Los Cabos that can offer graduates automatic entrance in prestigious universities such as UAG (Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara), ITESO (Instituto Tecnologico de Estudios West) and UDLAP (Universidad de Las Americas Puebla).

Recognizing the quality of studies offered at El Camino College, institutions of higher education proposed the following guidelines which helps our graduates matriculate:

UAG: Average minimum of a score of 8 (eight) while in High School for automatic admission to any of their career track studies without taking the entrance examination. The applicant is only responsible for the cost of application.

ITESO: Average score of 8.5 in the 1st through 5th semesters during High School to any of their career track studies without taking the entrance examination.

UDLAP: Automatic entrance for all High School graduate who have a minimum 8.0 from Colegio El Camino. In addition, they extend the following benefits:

  • The entrance examination fee is credited as a scholarship/grant for graduates with a minimum cumulative of 8.5.
  • Graduates with a minimum GPA of 8.0 entering UDLA, Puebla are exempt from paying the admission fee.
  • Access to "Excellence Jenkins", "Jenkins", "Fraternité" and "Departamental de Excelencia" scholarships as a result of their scores on the Scholastic Aptitude Test and previous socio-economic studies.

International Baccalaureate and Cognia

Colegio El Camino is a fully certified school with the Secretaría de Educación Pública and just recently was authorized as an IB World School in April of 2014 for the IBDP program and in April of 2017 for the Primary Years Program. Our School is the only IB World School in Baja California and only one of 120 in México to reach this lofty status. The International Baccalaureate (IB) is an internationally recognized educational program which emphasizes the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to create leaders in the globalized society of the future. More than one million students in 150 countries participate in this comprehensive trans-disciplinary program (

Colegio El Camino has also received accreditation with COGNIA, a non-profit independent organization that conducts rigorous, on site reviews of schools to ensure that a quality curriculum is established and maintained, and that all learners realize their full potential ( This accreditation also signifies that we are recognized as a quality school in the US in addition to México.

These accreditations measure the educational services provided by Colegio El Camino against international standards. As a result our students will have the foundation to excel in their studies at our school and in the best universities around México and of the world.  Our fully bilingual curriculum supports their success and broadens their possibilities for future studies and life beyond.

Sister Schools Program

Southwest Minnesota State University

Colegio El Camino and Southwest Minnesota State University have formalized a student teaching practicum program that was born in 2013. Initially SMSU visited our school and proposed the idea. The first year saw 20 University Students studying their education degrees come for a week-long practicum mixed with a vacation from the cold and snowy Minnesota winter. Each school year one or two SMSU students complete a twelve week practicum in Colegio El Camino.  Every year volunteer Camino families host the teachers in their homes and each and every experience has been excellent for both the teachers and the families. For more information about SMSU please consult the following information.

Southwest Minnesota State University is a four-year public university offering a high quality education in the liberal arts and professions to prepare you for a life that is successful both personally and professionally. SMSU has grown into a university of choice with high national rankings, producing scholars who become the leaders, thinkers, and entrepreneurs of the future. Students and faculty alike come here to engage in the rich “Southwest Experience,” which starts with strong academics, fulfilling social opportunities and support from fellow Mustangs. We invite you to visit SMSU and to experience for yourself all that it has to offer.

With over 45 Undergraduate degrees and 3 Masters degrees, there’s a major specifically for you! Choices like these show why SMSU is “Where you Belong!”
Specific to our School of Education,

SMSU Education Department Mission and Vision

Mission: The mission of the Professional Education program at Southwest Minnesota State University is to create inclusive communities of practice where each learner is an active participant in the investigation of learning, teaching, and leadership processes. Teachers and learners will engage in educational theory, research, inquiry, critical reflection, and application in pursuit of excellence in a culturally responsive education.

Vision: Inclusive communities of practice investigating learning and teaching.