• Costa Rica Real Estate
  • Costa Rica Coffee Guide

More Than Half of Seniors Did Not Graduate

December 24, 2008

Just 43 percent of students who entered their senior year in 2008 received diplomas last weekend, when schools closed their doors for summer vacation.

The rest either dropped out over the past 10 months or failed their courses.

For many high school seniors, the biggest obstacle was the bachillerato, a series of nine exams. Some 36 percent of students who took the bachillerato this year failed one or more exam, up from 33 percent last year.

The hardest tests were math and physics, each failed by more than 20 percent of test takers. The easiest were Spanish, French and civic education, which were failed by just 6 or 7 percent of test takers. Students can retake the tests early next year.

–Gillian Gillers

 

You may be interested

Costa Rica now considers access to water as a constitutional right
Costa Rica
3 views
Costa Rica
3 views

Costa Rica now considers access to water as a constitutional right

AFP and The Tico Times - June 5, 2020

Costa Rica on Friday adopted a constitutional reform that guarantees access to water as a "human, basic and inalienable" right.…

Costa Rica adds 34 coronavirus cases, 8 recoveries
Costa Rica
20341 views
Costa Rica
20341 views

Costa Rica adds 34 coronavirus cases, 8 recoveries

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 5, 2020

Costa Rica confirmed 34 new cases of the coronavirus over the past day, totaling 1,228 cumulative known cases, the Health…

Brazil virus toll surges to third-highest in world
Costa Rica
20229 views
Costa Rica
20229 views

Brazil virus toll surges to third-highest in world

Joshua Berger / AFP - June 5, 2020

Brazil's death toll from the new coronavirus surpassed Italy's to become the third-highest in the world, as Europe emerged from…