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Cra 2 Este No.70-20 Bogotá, Colombia -

CEEB/ACT Code 925440

School Profile 2013-2014 Director: Dr. Eric H. Habegger High School Principal: ms. Shaysann Kaun High School College CounselorS Mrs. Theresa Finnin (A-H) - Mr. Alex Becker (I-P) - Ms. María Lucía Puerta (Q-Z) E-mail: - E-mail: - E-mail: School Telephone: 571-212-3511 | FAX: 571-211-3720

General Characteristics

Colegio Nueva Granada is a private, co-educational day school founded in 1938 to provide students (K4-12) with a U.S.-oriented, college preparatory education. CNG is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Colombian Ministry of Education. The enrollment as of August 2013 is 1831. The student body is international consisting of 55% Colombian, 11% U.S., 21% dual (U.S. - Colombian) and 13% from other countries. All classes are taught in English except Colombian social studies and Spanish. The average class size in High School is 13, and the maximum class size is 21 by policy. CNG does not provide class rank. The school year begins in August and ends in June.


High School student body


Currently, there are 571 students enrolled in the high school, grades 9-12. The Senior class numbers 158, the Junior class 131, the Sophomore class 148, and the Freshman class 134. Both the U.S. High School and the Colombian Bachillerato programs of study are offered. 33 14 7 All students graduate with the U.S. High School diploma. Additionally, ninety percent (90%) of the Class of 2013 received a Colombian Bachillerato diploma as well. Ninetynine percent (99%) of graduates go on to university studies.

All courses are college preparatory. CNG consistently places in the highest category, muy superior, in the ICFES SABER 11 exam, the Colombian national exit examination. Formal Advanced Placement courses are offered in 23 subjects with PreAP (Honors) courses offered in 14 subjects. The number of AP courses each student can take depends on the schedule and previous acceptance by the AP teacher. AP subjects include Biology, Chemistry, Physics C, Environmental Science, Computer Science, Calculus AB, Statistics, Macro Economics, Micro Economics, English Language & Composition, English Literature, Spanish Literature, French Language, U.S. History, U.S. Government, World History, Human Geography, Psychology, Studio Art 2D, Studio Art 3D, Studio Art Drawing, Art History, and Music Theory. During the 2012-13 school year, CNG students took 552 AP Exams, with 66% of the total exams having a score of 3 or higher. Of the AP courses offered at CNG, students performance results show that 80% were at or above the international mean. In addition, we are proud to announce that 68 CNG students will receive AP Scholar Awards, of whom 24 will receive the AP Scholar with Distinction Award from College Board.





Study in Colombia Study in USA


Study in other countries University of choice not yet defined

Of the class of 2013, 10% chose to defer their college entrance either for a semester or a year. CNG is one of the two international schools in the Americas that has achieved five or more Highly Functional ratings under the seven-standard protocols. As a result, CNG was invited to become a Schools of Excellence candidate, the newest and most rigorous SACS/AdvancED protocols.

Ministerio de Educación Nacional República de Colombia


50% 45% 40% 35%

34% 53 Students

31% 48 Students

30% 25% 20%

22% 28 35 Students


15% 10%

13% 21 Students



0.00 0.80 F

0.81 1.59

1.60 2.39

0.00 - 2.39





10 5





2.40 2.53

2.54 2.66

2.67 2.79

2.40 - 2.79


2.80 2.93

2.94 3.06

3.07 3.19

2.80 - 3.19


3.20 3.33 B

3.34 3.46

3.47 3.59

3.60 3.77

3.20 - 3.59

3.78 3.93

2 3.94 4.10

3.60 - 4.10


Mid 50% SAT Scores For The Classes of 2011, 2012, 2013

GRADING SCALE 4.0 - Advanced - Able to demonstrate advanced knowledge and/or skills that were taught


3.0 - Proficient - Able to demonstrate proficient knowledge and/or skills that were taught







490 - 620

480 - 630

510 - 630

2.0 - Basic - Able to demonstrate basic knowledge and/or skills that were taught



480 - 620

480 - 650

460 - 610

1.0 - Below Basic - Unable to demonstrate basic knowledge and/or skills that were taught.



500 - 610

520 - 650

490 - 600

* 0.3 weighting is added to the final semester PreAP and AP course grade. + In addition to the academic grade, students receive a Life Skills (LS) grade which indicates the student’s consistency in demonstrating integrity, respect, high expectations, and community welfare.

* 80% of our students are non-native English speakers.


Grade 9

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

English Language Arts

English 9 PreAP English 9

English 10 PreAP English 10

HS English AP English

Spanish Language Arts

Spanish as a New Language Español 9 PreAP Literatura 9

Spanish as a New Language Español 10 PreAP Literatura 10

Spanish as a New Language Español 11 PreAP Literatura 11

Spanish as a New Language Español 12 AP Literatura

Algebra 9 Algebra 99 Geometry Geometry 9 9 PreAP Geometry PreAP Geometry 9

Geometry 10 IIGeometry Algebra 1010 II Algebra 10 10 PreAP II Algebra PreAP II Algebra 10

Algebra II 11 Pre-Calculus 11 PreAP Pre-Calculus 11

Pre-Calculus 12 Calculus 12 Probability & Statistics 12

Integrated IntegratedScience Science9,9 PreAP PreAPIntegrated IntegratedSci.9 Sci.9

Biology 10; Biology 10 Pre AP Biology 10 PreAP Biology 10

Chemistry 11 PreAP Chemistry 11 PreAP Physics 11

Math ath

S Science cience

HS English AP English AP English

AP Math Electives Physics 12 PreAP Physics 12

AP Science Electives

Social Studies Sociales for Bachillerato students

Global Studies 9 PreAP Global. Studies 9

US History

SS Elective AP SS Electives

SS Elective

Sociales 9

Sociales 10 PreAP Sociales 10

Sociales 11 PreAP Sociales 11

Sociales 12 PreAP Sociales 12

Fine & Perform. Arts Physical Education Technology

2.0 credits from among Fine & Performing Arts electives PE & Health 9 Computers & Careers 9

PE & Health 10

1.0 credit from among PE electives 0.5 credit from among electives

Character Education

1.0 credit from among Character Education electives


3.5 to 4.0 credits from among electives in any department

- Boxes shaded in gray are taught in Spanish *Sequence modifed when student learning needs warrant it - CNG uses the PreAP designation to indicate Honors-level classes.




As part of the requirements for graduation, students must complete at least 100 hours of social service during their high school years. In August of 2013, 27% of the class of 2014 had already completed more than the required hours. A fundamental part of CNG’s vision is to develop character for leadership and service. In order to achieve this goal, students can choose to volunteer for various school-sponsored social projects that provide opportunities to develop social responsibility, increase respect for the needs of others, and build empathy and sensitivity. Some of these include working with Hogar Nueva Granada, our sister school for children of low economic resources in the neighborhoods surrounding CNG; building houses with Un Techo para mi País; teaching English and basic literacy skills to adults and children; and helping in Fundación Santa Rita, a home for handicapped children.

Each year, all CNG students and teachers step outside the classroom walls for week-long experiential learning focused on the CNG mission of “educating the mind, strengthening the body, and developing character for leadership and service in the world of today and tomorrow”. In addition to meeting physical challenges and participating in a service-learning component, all participating students are expected to apply what they have been learning in the classroom to a real-world, interdisciplinary context.

eXTrAcurriculAr AcTiViTieS Colegio Nueva Granada offers numerous opportunities for students to participate in athletics, visual and performing arts, community service options, and academic clubs. Among the most popular activities are the Model United Nations, the Leadership Program, National Honor Society, our six varsity teams, Spanish and English theater productions, the yearly Uncoli Art Festival, Com(m)unicate and IDEAS magazines, Guys/Girls Space, the Ambassadors group, and the Global Issues Network (GIN). CNG participates in both national and regional Math and Physics Olympiad competitions every year. These competitions involve approximately 160 schools around the country. CNG usually ranks in the top 5 at all three school levels.

ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES Colegio Nueva Granada is committed to meeting the needs of all students. Identified students receive psycho-educational testing and an IEP. In High School, the Student Support Program (SSP) assists students with learning disabilities or difficulties using a tiered approach. According to the IEP, students may take SSP as an elective course for credit. The focus of this class is an emphasis on study skills, supervised study, and development of strategies for students to cope with their own specific learning disability. There is also an inclusion program where a co-teacher attends specific classes with a student who has an identified need. The inclusion teacher helps him/her understand and navigate the classroom environment and receive assistance in better understanding content. Additionally, students may have a modified curriculum in specific classes in order to have his/her needs met. By policy, Colegio Nueva Granada discloses suspensions and serious or grave discipline issues during high school when asked by colleges on their application forms.



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English Language Arts Spanish Language Arts Spanish Language Arts

4.0 4.0 4.0

Mathematics Science Social Studies & Colombian Social Studies Fine & Performing Arts Physical Education & Health Technology Education Affective Education Capstone Concentration Course Senior Independent Study Electives Total Credits Social Service Hours

4.0 4.5 4.5 2.0 3.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 3.0 33.0 100

Students take 4.0 credits per semestrer, 8.0 credits per year. Classes are 85 minutes, four per day.

English Language Arts Spanish Language Arts (preferred)

4.0 4.0

Mathematics Science Social Studies Fine & Performing Arts Physical Education & Health Technology Education Affective Education Concentration Capstone Course Senior Independent Study Electives Total Credits Social Service Hours

4.0 4.0 4.0 2.0 3.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 4.0 33.0 100

If not possible, another World Language may substitute.

colleGeS & uniVerSiTieS ATTended By clASS of 2011, 2012, 2013 COLOMBIA

Universidad de Los Andes (85) CESA (21) Universidad Javeriana (21) Universidad del Rosario (15) Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano (8) Universidad de La Sabana (6) Universidad Externado de Colombia Politecnico Grancolombiano La Salle College Universidad Piloto de Colombia United STATES OF AMERICA

The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (2) American University Babson College (5) Beacon College Bentley University Berklee College of Music (2) Boston College Boston University (4) Bowdoin College Bryant University University of California at Berkeley University of California at Los Angeles University of Central Florida College of Charleston University of Chicago Clark University (2) University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Colorado College Columbia University Connecticut College Drew University Drexel University Emory University (2) Fairfield University Florida International University Fordham University Full Sail University The George Washington University (7) Georgetown University (2) Georgia Institute of Technology (2) Hampshire College Johns Hopkins University University of Kentucky Lehigh University Loyola Marymount University Loyola University Chicago University of Maryland, College Park

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2) University of Miami (5) Michigan State University University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2) Middlebury College New York University (2) Northeastern University (6) Parsons The New School for Design (3) Pennsylvania State University University Park (4) University of Pennsylvania Pratt Institute (2) Princeton University Purdue University Rochester Institute of Technology Rutgers University at New Brunswick Sam Houston State University Santa Fe Community College Savannah College of Art and Design (3) School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2) University of Southern California (3) Suffolk University (4) Texas State University-San Marcos Texas Tech University The University of Texas, San Antonio Tufts University (4) Tulane University Villanova University Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Worcester Polytechnic Institute OTHER COUNTRIES

Asia Waseda University, Japan New York University Shangai, China University of Shangai, China Dankook University, Korea Kookmin University, Korea Yonsei University, Korea Canada University of British Columbia University of Calgary Concordia University Emily Carr University of Art + Design McGill University (2) Vancouver Island University University of Waterloo The University of Western Ontario York University

Europe European University Munich, Germany Universidad de Navarra, Spain (2) Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne, Switzerland Les Roches, School of Hotel Management, Switzerland Latin America Universidad Argentina de la Empresa, UADE, Argentina Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico United Kingdom Hult International Business School, The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance,(2) University of St Andrews, * Number in parenthesis indicates more than 1 student attending

CNG 2013 CLASS FACTS • $ 2,252,946 USD in scholarships and grants to U.S. colleges and universities • $ 67,104 USD in scholarships to Colombian universities • 1 Confucius Institute full-ride scholarship to study in China during the 2013-2014 school year • 1 NCAA student athlete • 1 Commended Merit Scholar • Over 12,500 hours of community service completed

CNG School Profile 2013-2014  

CNG School Profile 2013-2014

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