School Year Cycle in Guatemala

Centenaria Escuela Oficial Rural Mixta Francisco Marroquín by Rudy Giron

As I have mentioned before, Guatemala’s school year begins in January and end in October. So even though in many places of the world right now is summer vacation, in Guatemala we’re about 70% into the school year. Yesterday there was a break in Antigua Guatemala because on 25th of July, antigüeños celebrate their patron’s saint day, Día de Santiago, Saint James Day.

Another interesting fact about Guatemala’s educational system is the fact that after 12 years of schooling, 14 if you include pre-school, graduates receive a vocational or junior career diploma such as primary school teacher, junior accountant, et cetera.

What other junior career diplomas are given after 12 years of education?

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