"The CP is a framework of international education addressing the needs of students engaged in career-related education. It leads to further/higher education apprenticeships or employment."
The Career-related Program (CP) core is designed to create a bridge that connects each student’s chosen DP courses and career-related study. It includes approaches to learning, community and service, language development and a reflective project. CP students must test in at least 2 DP courses. The DP courses chosen should be relevant to the student’s career-related study but the choice is ultimately the student’s.
CP students must take the career-related study prepares students for higher education, an internship or apprenticeship, or a position in a designated field of interest.
Certifications coming from the career-related classes include:
-PLTW engineering, biomedical, and computer sciences—national certifications in each, college credit in each
-Media - Film production—DaVinci Resolve Editing certification // Film production—FAA certification for legal drone camera filming
-Photography - Adobe Certified Associate Visual Design Specialist certification
-Culinary and Education - A+ scholarship, AAFCS teacher prep test/paraprofessional testing, Educator Rising Organization membership, ProStart certifications for immediate employment in culinary positions
-Theatre production - MSU dual enrollment, college credit
Students in the CP develop skills that are genuinely valued by employers. The program’s curriculum framework develops:
- linguistic proficiency
- critical thinking skills
- maturity and responsibility
- time management skills
- a strong work ethic
- social and communication skills.
CP students undertake a minimum of two IB Diploma Program (DP) courses, a core consisting of four components and a career-related study. For CP students, DP courses provide the theoretical underpinning and academic rigor of the program; the CP core helps them to develop skills and competencies required for lifelong learning; and the career-related study further supports the program’s academic strength and provide practical, real-world approaches to learning. Students in the CP engage with a rigorous study program that genuinely interests them, while gaining transferable and lifelong skills in applied knowledge, critical thinking, communication, and cross-cultural engagement.
The CP’s three-part framework comprises the study of at least two Diploma Program (DP) courses alongside the distinctive CP core (language development, reflective project, and Personal and Professional Skills class), and a career-related study.
Students take written examinations at the end of their IB Diploma Program courses which are marked by external IB examiners. The components of the CP core are assessed by the school. Career-related programs have state & national assessments.