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CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2020 IB DIPLOMA STUDENTS

Congratulations to the Class of 2020 IB Diploma students who achieved great results in an unprecedented year. The 2020 cohort held the largest number of registered candidates (91) in Nido history. This was a unique year, as the IB exam session was not held, and our students did not have the opportunity to display their subject knowledge through exams in each of the two-year courses. Not taking tests was disappointing for this group of scholars as they had been building up for these exams. Instead of exams, IB students were assessed on a combination of their non-exam coursework, their predicted grades, and the historical data for each course. Nido's traditionally strong performance in the IB Diploma Program played a positive role in the results for this year's students. Impressively, Nido students continue to significantly outperform their worldwide counterparts based on global averages of course grades, the IB core (EE, TOK and CAS) and their overall diploma score.

The following table shows the current results summary for the IB Diploma Program students who completed the 2018-2020 two-year college preparatory program (data will change slightly as some students have requested that their work be re-assessed). These statistics are right on par or slightly better than previous Nido performances.


May 2020 School Statistics

Nido 2020

World Avg.

Number of candidates registered in the session

91

-

Number of diploma candidates registered in the session

67

-

Percentage of candidates who earned their diploma

99%

54%

Average points earned by candidates who passed the diploma

34.0

29.9

Average grade earned by candidates who passed the diploma

5.41

4.80

Percentage of students who earned Bi-Lingual IB Diploma (Language A in both Spanish and English)

69%

25%

Average bonus points earned from TOK & Extended Essay

1.46

1.28


Again, we extend a hearty congratulations to the Class of 2020 for these results and for upholding the Nido tradition of excelling in the IB Diploma Program. We wish them further success in their next academic and life challenges. The Class of 2020 will be uniquely well-prepared for an ever-changing world with their adaptability and resilience in a challenging Senior year.


Exciting News & Updates from the Media Center

Even though campus has been closed to our students, the Media Center team has been staying busy updating our Media Center's resources and renovating the physical space. Whether that has been spearheading the remote borrowing service or rearranging shelving, our Media Center is more active than ever.

CONGRATULATIONS to all teams for a great job on their team Instagram videos! Lots of spirit and creativity were shown in each, and the videos received a total of 1895 "likes", WOW!

We invite you to enjoy the best moments of the second round of the League Of Champions!


League of Champions Week 1 Highlights

Week one of the League of Champions kicked off before the September holiday break and propelled our student-athletes back into the spotlight. We invite you to see the most exciting moments of our first match!

SCHOOLWIDE CUECA COMPETITION

September begins the most fun and treasured time of the year in Chile—Fiestas Patrias! September in Chile may look a little different this year, but as a Nido community we are committed to celebrating together even if it will be done virtually.

In anticipation of our celebrations, we are announcing a schoolwide virtual Cueca Competition!

Nido's Learning Coaches Program

Our Learning Coaches balance the roles of coaching and curriculum facilitation in a student-centered coaching model. They engage in curriculum coaching: creating learning experiences for faculty and course-alike teams to design curriculum and student-centered coaching cycles, partnering with teachers in the classroom, focused on student learning and evidence-based practices.

ALUMNI CONNECT WITH STUDENTS IN DISTANCE LEARNING
This semester in distance learning the Grade 8 Humanities classes worked on a design thinking project that explored 'How should we remember the past in order to impact the present and influence the future?' They were fortunate to have the expertise and feedback of several Nido alumni who are professional architects in the portion of their project that called for designing a memorial.
Choose Your Own Adventure in ES Distance Learning

In Grade 2 Distance Learning Mr. Chad Mills led his students though a creative writing process to engage his students in the collaborative and fun process of writing a "Choose Your Own Adventure" book.

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