Posted: Monday, February 4, 2019. 12:40 p.m. CST.
By BBN Staff: La Isla Carinosa Academy (LICA) is a private primary school in Caye Caulker and recently it was featured in the University of German newsletter.
LICA is a unique school in that it focuses on the character building of children and on the curriculum. However, the school does not adhere to the traditional practices of education as practiced in Belize.
The school was founded in 2015 by Alberto Luis August, an educator with over 25 years in academic experiences.
August has served in the preschool, primary school, secondary school, and tertiary school systems in Belize.
“My passion is that drive to provide children with a high-quality education. Traveling around the world opened my mind to wonder, Why can’t the children in Belize have high-quality education? I pondered this question for many years,” August stated.
In December of 2018, August published a book explaining the details of the school’s inception.
The book is entitled “From Island Boy to Professor: An Educational Journey.”
August describes the environment at LICA as a conducive environment to learning.
“ It is cool, comfortable, friendly, encourage socialization, equipped with technology, and it has small class size. We aim for 10 students in a classroom, but we maximize that with 15 students. We practice inclusion because no child should feel left out,” he added.
At LICA, teachers practice positive reinforcements with students.
Further, LICA has a program that is working and can work to address Belize’s societal concerns.
August says that LICA provides quality education in a caring environment.
“I am well in-tuned with the current research and the high success rate of students graduating from private schools. Our program makes a difference,” August asserts.
August told us that the students and staff are proud and elated to have been featured in the newsletter.
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