Monday, July 11, 2011
Commencement Day, 2011
Here in Belize, mandatory education starts at about age 5 with Infant I. The students then progress to Infant II, then Standard 1 through 6. At about age 13 graduates from Standard 6 then can continue on to college, what is called high school in the USA; get a job; or go to the Center for Education Training which teaches trades like auto mechanics, tour guiding, hospitality, carpentry, etc.
Hector Morales, one of our neighbors, graduated this year with the highest marks in Mathematics. Two of our other neighbors, Wilton and Daisy Ixtecoc also graduated, Wilton taking first in Science. Next year all three will be starting First Form at Eden College in Santa Elena.