My middle son (16) just started a culinary program offered by the Vo-Tech part of our school district. He had to get over the stigma of attending the Vo Tech (very looked down upon by the college prep type HS students & teachers) but now LOVES it. Comes home excited from school every day - haven't seen that since kindergarten! Learning great useful daily living stuff. And I love the "homework" - makes dinner, bakes on the weekends, etc. ;-)
I think Belize has a good Vo Tech and Agro program for students - at least on the mainland....And I know in years past Johnson & Wales Culinary Program in Rhode Island has come to Belize to train chefs periodically. Maybe they can offer some HS programs as well.