Diploma Programme

After completing the Middle Years Programme (MYP) students enter High School, where they can pursue all or various combinations of three certifications: the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP); the U.S. High School Diploma (HS); and the Bachillerato en Educación Media Diploma from the Costa Rican Ministerio de Educación Pública (MEP). Through a broad offering, we provide the preparation and opportunities to develop abilities and attitudes that will support students to become responsible citizens who find creative solutions to life’s challenges. Theory is combined with practice through research skills, state-of-the-art technology, reflection, critical reading and thinking skills, and oral and written communication – essential to students’ future success in academic, professional, and personal spheres.

Diploma Programme students start the day with our unique Fitness Program, in which students choose the activity that best suits their interests and needs. A pillar of our program is Service Learning, where we emphasize the value of direct involvement in developing social awareness through hands-on experiences, giving time, effort, and passion to improve the lives of others who are less fortunate.

Our student life is varied and encourages student input in the school’s decision-making processes. We encourage involvement in the Student Government and National Honor Society; both organizations carry out activities that encourage service, leadership, and school spirit, and contribute to integration within generations.

Today’s world requires international-mindedness to understand other societies and cultures. This is accomplished through the ongoing development of the IB Learner Profile as well as through specific activities such as summer programs with reputable colleges, Model United Nations, and the opportunities available through the Association of American Schools of Central America (AASCA) and other international organizations.

For more information about our curriculum, course requirements, and policies, please write to info@panam.ed.cr.