What is the IB Career-related Programme (CP)?
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Career-related Programme (CP) is designed for students aged 16-19.
The CP is a framework of international education that incorporates the values of the IB into a unique programme addressing the needs of students engaged in career-related education.
The programme leads to further/higher education, apprenticeships or employment.
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IB students are expected to maintain a high level of academic achievement.
FRESHMEN AND SOPHOMORES:
Students should maintain a 3.0 or higher cumulative grade point average in the Groups 1-5 academic courses. In addition, IB students must meet the prerequisites for the necessary prep and IB courses.
Students who wish to participate in the IB Career-related program must formally declare their intention in March of their sophomore year. Upon completion of a Career-related candidate declaration, all students who meet the prerequisites for the IB courses and have cumulative grade point averages of 3.0 and above in the courses from IB subject groups 1-5 will continue into the IB Career-related Program. Any student who does not meet any IB course prerequisite will not be able to continue.
The CP curriculum
CP students undertake a minimum of two IB Diploma Programme (DP) courses, a core consisting of four components and a career-related study (listed below). For CP students, DP courses provide the theoretical underpinning and academic rigour of the programme; the career-related study further supports the programme’s academic strength and provides practical, real-world approaches to learning; and the CP core helps them to develop skills and competencies required for lifelong learning.
Our Career-related Pathways
- Entertainment Arts Pathway - Game Design
- Entertainment Arts Pathway - Video Production
- Entertainment Arts Pathway - Performing Arts
- Public Safty
- Health Science & Medical Technology
Entertainment Arts Pathway - Game Design
Entertainment Arts Pathway - Video Production
Entertainment Arts Pathway - Performing Arts
Health Science & Medical Technology
IB CP Staff
Career-related Program (CP) Teachers - As of 6/1/2022
|Teacher||Career Pathway||Course||Contact Information|
Public & Community Health
Intro to Sports Medicine
|Ruiz, Rudy||Entertainment Arts Pathway - Video Production||
Video Production I
Video Production II
Video Production III
|Lackey, Matthew||Entertainment Arts Pathway - Game Design||
3D Game Art
CISCO-Intro to Networks
CISCO Switching, Routing, & Wireless Essentials
|Geres, Tabitha||Entertainment Arts Pathway - Performing Arts||
|Gonzalez, Elise||Public Safety||
Int Forensic Science
Administration of Justice
Personal & Professional Skills
The four core elements are:
Personal & Professional Skills
Personal and professional skills is designed for students to develop attitudes, skills and strategies to be applied to personal and professional situations and contexts now and in the future.
In this course the emphasis is on skills development for the workplace, as these are transferable and can be applied in a range of situations.
Service learning is the development and application of knowledge and skills towards meeting an identified and authentic community need.
In this research-based approach, students often undertake service initiatives related to topics studied previously in their academic disciplines, utilizing skills, understandings and values developed in these studies.
The reflective project is an in-depth body of work produced over an extended period of time and submitted towards the end of the CP. Through a reflective project students identify, analyse, critically discuss and evaluate an ethical issue arising from their career-related studies.
The reflective project is intended to promote high-level research, writing and extended communication skills, intellectual discovery and creativity.
Language development ensures that all students have access to to a language programme that will assist and further their understanding of the wider world. The ability to communicate in more than one language is essential to the IB’s concept of an international education.
Language development encourages students to improve their proficiency in a language other than their best language.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the IB CP – who is it meant for?
- What’s a “career-related program”?
- Tell me more about the IB CP core–is it different from the Diploma Programme requirements?
- What are the benefits of the IB CP for students and schools?
What is the IB CP – who is it meant for?
Like the Diploma Programme, the IB CP is an academic option open to students entering their final two years of secondary school. There are two main components to the IB CP: a rigorous academic course-load and a career-related program, which students complete concurrently. These two components are bridged by a set of specially-designed IBCP core requirements.
IB CP students take at least two IB courses, which they may select from any subject group, and also study a world language. While completing these classes, they also embark on a two-year professional program of their choice. The program is ideal for students who are particularly interested in a specific career because it offers the opportunity to gain hands-on professional experience while also staying on track to succeed academically and attend university.
What’s a “career-related program”?
Also called vocational, technical, or professional studies, a career-related education is a course of study that prepares the student for a specific career or position. Although IB CP students are free to choose any field that interests them, they are required to participate in an accredited professional program. St
Tell me more about the IB CP core–is it different from the Diploma Programme requirements?
The academic and career-related components of the program are tied together by the IB CP core, which comprises the foundational Personal & Professional Skills course, a 50 hour community and service requirement, a reflective project, and language development. Personal & Professional Skills, a course specifically developed for the IB CP, focuses on building skills needed to operate successfully in society and in the workplace. The career-related portion of the program culminates in a reflective project through which students explore an ethical issue related to their career study. Finally, in keeping with the IB’s commitment to creating globally-minded learners, the IB CP requires students to study a modern language over the two years of the program (though they need not take an IB language course).
There are a few notable differences between the core requirements for the IB DP and the IB CP. One of them is the reflective project: unlike the IB DP’s Extended Essay, the project can be presented in any format. Students explore an ethical dilemma and use the skills that they have cultivated through their career-related education to find answers. The Personal & Professional Skills course helps students develop intercultural understanding, communication and leadership skills, and a personal code of ethics. In contrast to the IB DP’s Theory of Knowledge, which has a completely different focus, Personal & Professional Skills aims to teach quantifiable and practical skills that students will need in the workplace and beyond.
Overall, the IB CP core is more customizable than the IB DP requirements are because it is meant to connect the student’s academic course-load and career-related program.
What are the benefits of the IB CP for students and schools?
One of the major advantages that the IBCP offers students is flexibility: it allows them to both pursue challenging academics and gain professional skills. IB CP lets students design their own course of study and prioritizes their interests while still providing a structured and rigorous environment.
IB CP graduates are prepared for a wide range of post-secondary options, including going on to university, working in the “real world”, and pursuing further professional studies. Many students who may not have chosen the Diploma Programme because their interests lie in professional training choose the IB CP because it offers the best of both worlds.
Hello Future and Current Lions!
I am Ms. Perez, your Edgewood IB Coordinator.
I am excited to accompany you on this adventure of becoming more globally minded and increasing your academic opportunities.
Please contact me if you have any questions. I am located in the counseling office or you can email me at email@example.com.
Ms. Veronica Perez