SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY
Country Day School, founded in 1963, is a private, college-preparatory school enrolling 850 students in Preschool through Grade 12. There are approximately 200 students in the high school. Thirty percent of the students at Country Day School are United States citizens, thirty percent Costa Rican citizens, and forty percent citizens from all parts of the globe. Country Day School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the Costa Rican Ministry of Education. Both the U.S. High School and the Costa Rican Baccalaureate programs are offered and diplomas are awarded for each. Students in the high school pursue a U.S. - based curriculum. The language of instruction is English, and the average class size is 20.
ACADEMIC PROGRAM AND PROFILE
93-100=4.00 90-92=3.67 87-89=3.33 83-86=3.00 80-82=2.67 77-79=2.33 73-76=2.00 70-72=1.67 67-69=1.33 63-66=1.00 60-62=0.67 <60=0.00
An additional point (1.0) is computed for AP courses and 0 .5 for honors courses.
GPA AND RANK
GPA is calculated over a three-year period of grades 10-12. Only approved courses taken at Country Day School are calculated into the GPA. All online courses attached to the transcripts are from fully accredited providers. Due to the small number of students in the class and the multicultural and varied scholastic backgrounds of our population, we do not rank our students.
AP AND HONORS COURSES
Country Day School offers the following AP courses: Art, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Comparative Government, English Language, English Literature, Human Geography, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Psychology, Physics Part I, Statistics, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, U.S. History and World History. In addition, Country Day School offers the following honors courses: Integrated Math III, Pre-Calculus, English 10, Physics, and Chemistry.
COSTA RICAN BACCALAUREATE PROGRAM
The Costa Rican Baccalaureate program (grade 12) is the Costa Rican Ministry of Education’s secondary school credential. This program and diploma enables students to study at universities in Costa Rica.
Country Day School offers extracurricular activities such as band, choir, community service, Model UN, Student Council, digital photography, broadcast journalism and yearbook. Sports include soccer, volleyball, basketball, cross country, and swimming.
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
Students with a minimum average of 90 % in all courses over the three previous quarters are candidates for the National Honor Society. Students demonstrating scholarship, leadership, character and service are candidates for membership selection.
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS - COURSES OFFERED
|English||4 credits||English 9, English 10, Honors English 10, U.S. Literature, British Literature, AP English Language , AP English Literature|
|Social Studies||3 credits||World History I-II, Costa Rica Social Studies, U.S. History, Economics, AP Economics, AP World History, AP Comparative Government, Baccalaureate Social Studies 12, AP Human Geography, AP Psychology|
|Mathematics||4 credits||Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, Integrated Math III, Honors Integrated Math III, Honors Pre-Calculus, Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics|
|Science||3 credits||Biology, Physics, Honors Physics, Chemistry, Honors Chemistry, Environmental Science, AP Biology, AP Physics Part I, AP Chemistry , Baccalaureate Biology|
|Languages||3 credits||Spanish 1, Spanish 2, Spanish 3, Spanish 4, Spanish 5,Spanish 9, Spanish 10, Spanish 11, Baccalaureate Spanish 12, AP Spanish Language, AP Spanish Literature|
|Fine Arts||2 credits||Pre-AP Studio Art, AP Studio Art, High School Art, PE 9, Music 9, Choir, Wind Ensemble|
|Core Electives||3 credits||Three additional credits required|
|Total Credits||22 credits|
GRADUATING CLASS & SAT SCORES
|CLASS OF 2014||CLASS OF 2015|
|40 Graduates||44 Graduates|
|Costa Rican Bach: 22||Costa Rican Bach: 24|
|# Students SAT: 36||# Students SAT: 35|
|Average SAT Scores:||Average SAT Scores:|
|- Critical Reading - 569||- Critical Reading - 577|
|- Math - 554||- Math - 570|
|MAY 2015||MAY 2016|
|Score of 5 - 30%||Score of 5 - 32%|
|Score of 4 - 29%||Score of 4 - 28%|
|Score of 3 - 26%||Score of 3 - 23%|
|Score of 2 - 11%||Score of 2 - 9%|
|Score of 1 - 3%||Score of 1 - 8%|
|Total # Exams - 255||Total # Exams - 232|