The Association of IB High Schools in Costa Rica, ASOBITICO, is one of the organizations that receives support from Demain Foundation. It gives high school students the opportunity to enhance their education through the International Baccalaureate Programme.
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program is a 2-year pre-university course, measured by international standards of the highest quality, in which both students and educators receive a comprehensive education that changes their view of the world, sets new standards and constructively develops skills and abilities that allow them to be more analytical, communicative, open-minded and intercultural.
The IB programme significantly improves the depth of knowledge of our students.
The IB programme helps students in their physical, intellectual, emotional and ethical development.
A 100% of funds raised by ASOBITICO are allocated in scholarships to students and teachers.
70% of the students who participate in the program approve the IB finals and get their IB Diploma.
16 public high schools participating in the IB program, and 4 more that are undergoing the authorization process, are part of ASOBITICO.
Since 2013, the number of students from public schools enrolled in the program and receiving scholarships has increased significantly.
Since 2009, more than 1,500 students have received our financial support, allowing them to improve their education through the IB programme.
Every year, we provide more than 1,000 hours of training in the best international teaching practices to IB teachers.
Steve Aronson, founder of ASOBITICO, received in 2013 the “Regional Directors Award” given by the International Baccalaureate Programme (IB) to leaders that promote access to quality education.
The Ministry of Public Education (MEP) analyzes each applicant school and approves the IB implementation if the school complies with certain conditions that must be met.
ASOBITICO provides training to teachers so they can have the knowledge and tools required to teach IB courses in the selected high schools.
After three years of hard work and training, the school is evaluated and authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization and, then, is ready to start classes to its first IB generation.
ASOBITICO is formed by 16 public high schools enrolled in the IB program and 4 more that are undergoing the authorization process.
We also have 16 private high schools-members (12 authorized and 4 in process).