1.What exactly is ASOBITICO?
Asobitico is the association of IB schools of Costa Rica. We are conformed by a group of educators, business people, academics and professionals who, in representation of the Costa Rican IB schools, work towards improving our public education system.
2. Who make up ASOBITICO?
We are made up by representatives of the eight Costa Rican IB schools, which we name as follows:
We also have a group of honorary founders made up of recognized educators, academics and entrepreneurs.
3. What is the IB?
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program is a two year educational program offered in one of three languages (English, Spanish or French) for students ranging from ages 16 to 19.
It was founded in Geneva in 1968 by the International Baccalaureate Organization in an effort to facilitate University preparation for students with international mobility.
At present the program is taught in 3,250 schools (more than half of these being public institutions) In over 140 countries serving over 900,000 students worldwide.
Data compiled in may 2011.
4. What is IBO?
The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) is an educational Foundation created in 1968 in Geneva, Switzerland. The IBO is the owner and governing body of the IB Diploma Program worldwide.
5. How can I request sponsorship from Asobitico?
In order to request financing from us you must contact us at email@example.com or by telephone at (506) 2263-4162.
Please note we only accept requests from Public Costa Rican schools.
6. What type of sponsorship does ASOBITICO offer schools?
We offer financing to Public Costa Rican schools that are interested in offering the IB Diploma program and have passed our selection process.
All schools approved to enter our program are provided with technical assistance by ASOBITICO staff throughout both the authorization process of the school as well as during the implementation of the diploma in the school.
Our financial sponsorship includes:
7. I want to be an IB school, what process should I follow?
All schools interested both public and private that want to offer the IB must follow IBO´s authorization process. This is a two year process and the school will only be allowed to offer the diploma until it has meet all requirements according to IBO´s satisfaction standards.
In order to start the process please go to the IBO official website at www.ibo.org
8. What does the authorization process consist of?
The IBO´s authorization process is a two year long activity Turing which the school will have to prepare and meet all IBO´s satisfaction standards and prove it is prepared an international academic program of the quality of the IB.
The process starts with the payment of ¨Form A¨ and ends with an authorization visit to the school by IBO staff.
9. Do students who take the IB in Costa Rican schools also have to take the National Baccalaureate?
No, the IB is recognized by the ministry as an official educational option. Thus students who obtain the IB diploma in any Costa Rican IB school only have to take MEP´s Spanish and social studies exams, once these two exams are approved MEP will provide an equivalent national diploma to the student.
10. How much does it cost to implement the IB in a Public School?
All costs vary from school to schools depending on each schools individual characteristics, their teachers level of preparation as well as the existing library, IT and science laboratory resources present.
However an average cost of US $ 60,000.00 (Sixty thousand) is the estimated cost required to prepare a public school to deliver the diploma program. This amount does not account for investments in infrastructure.
11. How many schools offer the IB in Costa Rica?
There are currently eight IB schools in the country. Five of these are private and 3 are public. There are also five more public schools at diferent stages of the IBO´s authorization process.
12. In which year was the IB introduced into the Costa Rican Public school system?
The IB started in February of 2008 in both the Liceo of Costa Rica and the Experimental Bilingual School of Palmares to a total of 50 Students.
Currently the diploma is offered over 200 students in three schools.
13. I want more information about the IB, where can I go?
In order to obtain information on the academic programs offered by the IBO as well as information on the authorization process you can visit the IBO´s official website www.ibo.org
If you want information on financing for public schools of want general information about the IB in Costa Rica and wish to contact people who are working with the IB you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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