Dear Parents, Students and HS Community,

As your High School Principal for the 2020-2021 academic year, it is my pleasure to welcome returning and new students for another great year at LIA.  We are living under different and challenging times due to COVID-19 but rest assured that we will get through this together. The High School faculty and staff aims to guide, assist and challenge our students to continually grow in the spiritual and moral values that define our Catholic faith while providing a demanding academic curriculum and high expectations that will guarantee their success in college and beyond.

I know the beginning of this school year will be different as we are taking all the precautionary measures to ensure the well-being and health of each of member of our community due to this pandemic, not allowing all our students to be on campus at the same time. This does not mean that the rigor and quality of our education will diminish in any way. We have prepared vastly all these months to continue to improve in our virtual teaching techniques to ensure that during the time where phased entry is necessary our students will continue to receive the best instruction offered in Nicaragua, Latin America and worldwide.

We strive to teach our students virtues and values shaping them into human beings that will contribute positively to society, wherever life after graduating LIA will take them. But I have to mention that even though one of the virtues we teach is resilience, I assure you that the times we are living in have taught them in unimaginable ways to put in practice this virtue in aspects we never even imagined we would be obligated to. I am so proud of each of my students. I am also so proud of my LIA parents, without you, your support and your faith in LIA, none of this would be possible to overcome.

COVID-19 will not last forever, we will get through this and look back at the challenges we had to face and overcome. But more importantly we will succeed in every aspect, academically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. And I know we will all be together again very soon.

I am looking forward to getting to know all the new families in High School, connecting in positive and constructive ways with students and parents, faculty and staff, and LIA community members.

It takes all of us, working together, to help our students meet and exceed our expectations.  Should you need anything, please let me know, I am here to support you in any way possible for the benefit of our students.

This will be an exciting year and I am proud to be a part of it!

God bless you!

Thelma Vogel-High School Principal

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