IB Career-related Programme Coordinator Message
Exciting news as our newest programme, the IB Career-related Programme, has gone through a curriculum review, resulting in a revision of this programme's core. This new academic option has been designed for students interested in pursuing a more career-oriented path: "The IBCP incorporates the educational principles, vision and learner profile of the IB into a unique offering that specifically addresses the needs of students who wish to engage in a career-related education." There are two components to the Career Programme: a rigorous academic course-load studied along with a career-related programme (known here in Nevada as a Career and Technical Education or CTE). These two components are bridged by a set of specially-designed IBCP core requirements, which will allow CP students to access and focus on career related curriculum while at the same time receiving a well-rounded education that is internationally focused. Wooster believes this programme will add options for students to earn another type of IB Diploma.
The IBCP is another great opportunity for our Wooster students who want to study a specific career and experience the rigor and challenges of IB coursework. One of the major advantages that the IBCP offers students is flexibility: it allows students to pursue both a rigorous and challenging academic programme, and gain professional skills. IBCP graduates will be prepared for a wide variety of post-secondary options, including the university, working in the "real world", and pursuing further professional studies.
We encourage you to learn more about our programme and please contact me if you are interested in learning more about this IB programme.
This following website can provide you with additional information about the IBCP:
IBCP Programme Advantages
- Challenging curriculum, and exciting classes with emphasis on writing, thinking and communicating.
- Internationally recognized
- Community involvement through businesses and education partnerships, a commitment students make to become more involved in their community.
- High standards of teaching required by the IB programme
- IB education focuses on learners, student-centered
- Internal and external examination/assessments
- Possibility of advanced placement in college courses
- Possibility of academic scholarships
- A high school experience with extra-curricular activities
- Classes based on inquiry and research
- World standards, in addition to local, state and national standards
IB Career Programme versus IB Diploma Programme
Like the Diploma Programme, the IBCP also provides students in grades 11th and 12th with a rigorous academic option.
How do the CP and DP compare and contrast? View a comparison chart.