All graduates receive a U.S. high school diploma of international recognition. ECA’s curriculum is designed to ensure that students from Pre-K to 12th receive classes in the nine fundamental areas required by Colombian law.
The ECA curriculum is taught primarily in English, while Spanish language and literature classes and some social studies classes are taught in Spanish. The school is divided into three levels:
The elementary program goes from Pre-K to 4th grade. Pre-K students begin at age four. By the end of elementary, students are expected to be reading and writing fluently in both English and Spanish, and be proficient in basic math computation skills. The six core subjects are Bible, English, math, science, social studies, and Spanish.
The middle school program goes from 5th to 8th grade. Students have eight 45-minute class periods each day except Friday, which has an adjusted schedule. All classes are taught in English except for Spanish class.
The high school program goes from 9th to 12th grade and assumes that all students are preparing for further studies. All classes are taught in accordance with U.S. high school standards and in preparation for U.S. College Board exams such as the PSAT and SAT.
All Colombian students and those international students who choose to be in the Colombian diploma program take classes to meet Colombian graduation requirements, and are prepared for the SABER standardized test.