Why Secondary Education?


In Nicaragua, education is not required beyond sixth grade.

We're working to change that.

Education beyond primary school is critical in the development of lifelong learners.

Secondary school is the forum in which marketable life skills are imparted to young students. It is a time for creativity and independent thought to develop, and for students to form a deeper understanding of the world and their place in it.

Secondary school is where students begin to see the connection between the world of school and the world beyond.

Here they learn that education is not a passive experience but a conduit through which they are empowered to play a commanding role in their future.

The transition from primary to secondary school is a difficult one.

Students are leaving a familiar environment for a larger school with different teachers, larger classes, and less individual attention. So taxing is the experience – and so strong are the pressures on students from outside the classroom – that nearly 60% of Nicaraguan students who finish primary school don’t continue to secondary school.

Amped for Education’s Learning Center initiatives will help ease this transition by providing opportunities for learning outside the traditional classroom.

Our goal is to empower students to take responsibility for their education and learn the skills to succeed both inside and outside the classroom. We supplement our students’ education by emphasizing creativity, independent thought, and a respect for the power of knowledge.