Programme Requirements

  • To participate as a Career-related Candidate, the IB student must fulfill the following requirements:

    • Participate in career-related pathway & complete course sequence: CTE (Level I, II, II) or JROTC (Level I, II, III, IV)
    • Participate at least two IB DP courses in any of the subject groups
    • Take IB examinations in his/her IBDP subject areas (each student is responsible for paying an IB registration fee and the cost of exams)
    • Complete all four CP Core components
      • Service learning hours & portfolio (50 hours minimum)
      • Personal and professional skills class (junior and senior year)
      • Language development & portfolio (50 hours minimum)
      • Reflective project
    • IB CP Student and Parent Handbook

    Failing Conditions

    A student will NOT receive an IB Career-related Diploma if one or more of the following occur:

    IBCP CORE

    • The candidate did not complete Service Learning hours
    • The candidate did not complete Service Learning Portfolio
    • The candidate has not been awarded a grade of at least D for the Reflective Project—Internally and Externally moderated. Any student awarded a grade of E for the reflective project will not be awarded the IBCP.
    • The candidate did not earn a passing grade in the Personal or Professional Skills classes.
    • The candidate did not complete Language Development (LD)
    • The candidate did not complete LD Electronic Portfolio (IB moderated)
    • The candidate has not been awarded a grade 3 or more in at least two of the DP courses registered for the IBCP. (Internal Assessment and External Assessment)
    • The final award committee has judged the candidate to be guilty of malpractice.

    WCSD Graduation Requirements

    • The candidate did not meet all WCSD graduation requirements

    Signature Academy & CTE Assessments

    • The candidate did not pass Workplace Readiness Skills Assessment (end of CTE course sequence)
    • The candidate did not pass End-of-Programme Technical Assessment (at the end of programme course sequence: L3)
    • The candidate did not achieve at least a .0 grade point average in the CTE course sequence (not cumulative GPA)

    JROTC Programme of Accreditation

    • Pass Battalion Staff Inspections & Company In-Rank Inspections
    • Pass Continuous Improvement programme and Service Learning Briefings
    • Complete Cadet Portfolio Interviews and Inspections
    • Pass Drill and Ceremony Inspections & Color Guard Inspections
    • Pass end of semester exams for each Leadership Education Training Level
    • Pass seven semesters of JROTC

    Award of the IBCP Diploma: Download chart

    The International Baccalaureate (IB) Career-related Programme (CP) is a three-part educational framework. 

    It consists of:

    • Courses from the IB's Diploma Programme(DP)IB Career-Related Programme
    • The CP Core
    • Career-related studies: The IBCP framework begins in the 11th grade (prerequisites for the programme are taken in the 9th and 10th grades) and allows students to focus on a career-related pathway (CTE or JROTC).
      • Career and Technical Education (CTE)
      • Junior Officer's Training Corps (JROTC)

    Career and Technical Education (CTE)

    All CTE/IBCP students must complete all sequence course in their chosen CTE strand (L1, LII, & LIII). Students enroll in their first CTE course level 1, their sophomore year. All IBCP students must complete CTE course sequence: 6 semesters (Energy Technology, Entrepreneurship, Human Development, and Photography)

    CTE Programmes (under IBCP) At WHS Course Description (retrieved from WCSD Master Course Catalog & Course Catalog Change Notice) *Levels I, II & II minimum requirement
    Entrepreneurship

    Principles of Business and Marketing
    Prerequisite: None
    Level: L1 (I credit)
    CIP Code: 52.0101
    This course is an entry-level course in the Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, and Sports & Entertainment Marketing programmes that develops student understanding and skill in areas such as business law, communications, customer relations, economics, information management, marketing, and operations. Students acquire knowledge of fundamental business and marketing activities, factors affecting business, develop verbal and written communications skill, and participate in career exploration and planning.

    *Entrepreneurship I
    Prerequisite: Principles of Business and Marketing
    Level: L2 (I credit)
    CIP Code: 52.0701
    This course is a continuation of the Entrepreneurship programme. Students will gain knowledge in the nature and scope of entrepreneurship, the impact of entrepreneurship on market economies, marketing functions and economic concepts related to entrepreneurship. Personal traits and behaviors of a successful entrepreneur are also examined. The appropriate use of technology and industry-standard equipment is an integral part of this course.

    Entrepreneurship II
    Prerequisite: Entrepreneurship I
    Level: L3C (I credit)
    CIP Code: 52.0701
    This course is a continuation of the Entrepreneurship programme. Students will expand their knowledge of the nature and scope of entrepreneurship, the impact of entrepreneurship on market economies, marketing functions and economic concepts related to entrepreneurship. Business plan development is the key tool by which students will learn concepts. The appropriate use of technology and industry-standard equipment is an integral part of this course. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have acquired entry-level skills for employment and be prepared for post-secondary education.

    Energy Technologies

    Energy Technologies I
    Level: L1 (I credit)
    CIP Code: 15.0503
    Prerequisite: None
    This course introduces students to the power industry. Students will gain an understanding of safety procedures, equipment, tools, basic electricity principles, and the various energy sources. Students will also explore environmental impacts and availability of energy resources. Students will be introduced to career opportunities and necessary job skills.

    Energy Technologies II
    Level: L2 (I credit)
    CIP Code: 15.0503
    Prerequisite: Energy Technologies I
    This course is a continuation of Energy Technologies I. This course provides intermediate energy technologies students with instruction in energy forms, energy principles, efficiency concepts, building systems, and policies. Students will engage in the use and development of energy conversion systems. The appropriate use of technology and industry standard equipment is an integral part of this course.

    Energy Technologies III
    Level: L3C (I credit)
    CIP Code: 15.0503
    Prerequisite: Energy Technologies II
    This course is a continuation of Energy Technologies II. This course provides advanced energy technologies students with instruction in advanced techniques and processes. Areas of emphasis include solar energy, wind energy, and geothermal energy resources. The appropriate use of technology and industry-standard equipment is an integral part of this course. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have acquired entry-level skills for employment and be prepared for post-secondary education.

    Human Development

    Human Development I
    Level: L1 (I credit)
    CIP Code: 19.0701
    Prerequisite: None
    This course introduces the topic of Human Development. Areas of study include the stages of human growth and development throughout the lifespan with a focus on conception through childhood. Topics include developmental stages and influences on physical, intellectual, social and emotional growth.

    *Human Development II
    Level: L2 (I credit)
    CIP Code: 19.0701
    Prerequisite: Human Development I
    This course is a continuation of Human Development I. This course allows intermediate human development students to increase their understanding of human growth and development throughout the lifespan with a focus on adolescence through young adulthood. Topics include developmental stages and influences on physical, intellectual, social and emotional growth.

    *Human Development II
    Level: L3C (I credit)
    CIP Code: 19.071
    Prerequisite: Human Development II
    This course is a continuation of Human Development II. This course allows advanced human development students to increase their understanding of human growth and development throughout the lifespan with a focus on middle adulthood through late adulthood. Topics include developmental stages and influences on physical, intellectual, social and emotional growth. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have acquired entry-level skills for employment and be prepared for post-secondary education.

    Photography

    Photography I
    Level: L1 (I credit)
    CIP Code: 50.0406
    Prerequisite: None
    This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of commercial photography in relation to seeing photographically, operating cameras, use of light, image capture, and processing digital images. Students will also learn the history of photography, legal and ethical issues related to the industry. Career exploration is also a part of this course.

    Photography II
    Level: L2 (I credit)
    CIP Code: 50.0406
    Prerequisite: Photography I
    This course is a continuation of Photography I. This course provides intermediate photography students with instruction in advanced digital techniques and processes. Areas of study include operating cameras, use of light, image capture, and processing digital images. Students will also learn the history of photography, legal and ethical issues related to the industry. The appropriate use of technology and industry-standard equipment is an integral part of this course.

    Photography III
    Level: L3 (I credit)
    CIP Code: 50.0406
    Prerequisite: Photography II
    This course is a continuation of Photography II. This course provides advanced photography students with instruction in advanced digital techniques and processes in commercial photography. Manipulation of images using industry-standard software is also included. Students will be required to exhibit their projects. Students will be prepared for industry certifications. The appropriate use of technology and industry-standard equipment is an integral part of this course. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have acquired entry-level skills for employment and be prepared for post-secondary education.

    Junior Officer's Training Corps (JROTC)

    All JROTC/IBCP students must complete JROTC sequence course. Students enroll in their first JROTC course level 1 their freshman year. Students who become involved in the HSROTC as part of the IBCP will require to fulfill a minimum of 7 semesters of HSROTC to qualify for the IBCP Diploma.

    JROTC Leadership HSROTC I-II (LEADERSHIP, EDUCATION & TRAINING I) (LET I)
    • Course #: 5411-5412
    • Credit: .5 /Semester
    • Length: Year
    • Grades: 9-12
    • Prerequisite: None
    • Cost: School Dependent
    This is the basic Leadership Education and Training course. The student will learn the foundations of Army JROTC: getting involved, the making of a better citizen, moving up in the JROTC ranks and structure, personal appearance and the uniform, the United States Flag, and American military traditions and customs. Students will also learn basic leadership theory, skills and application, foundations and study skills for success in school, communication skills and conflict resolution. Students will also receive District mandated Sex Health and Responsibility Education (S.H.A.R.E.) during their first year in HSROTC. NOTE, upon successful completion of the 4th semester of HSROTC, the Physical Education requirement for graduation is fulfilled. The student must successfully complete HSJROTC I-II before taking HSROTC III-IV unless prior approved is obtained from their teacher.
    HSROTC III-IV (LEADERSHIP, EDUCATION & TRAINING II) (LET II)
    • Course #:5413-5414
    • Credit: .5/Semester
    • Length: Year
    • Grades: 10-12
    • Prerequisite: HSROTC I-II
    • Cost: School Dependent
    Open to all students who have successfully completed HSROTC II. Students will learn middle level leadership theory, skills and application including effective communications skills (both oral and written). Next, students will learn wellness, fitness, first aid, and the use & effects of drugs and alcohol. They will be introduced to map and orientation skills. Also, they will be introduced to citizenship in American history and government; such as learning citizenship skills, conducting small group meetings, representing group sessions; they will also learn the foundations of the American political system, the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and American roles in democracy. The student must successfully complete HSROTC III-IV before moving to HSROTC V-VI, unless prior approved is obtained from their teacher.
    HSROTC V-VI (LEADERSHIP, EDUCATION & TRAINING III) (LET III)
    • Course #: 5415-5416
    • Credit: .5/Semester
    • Length: Year
    • Grades: 11-12
    • Prerequisite: 5414
    • Cost:
    Open to all students who have successfully completed HSROTC IV. The student will learn the basic command and staff principles, upper level leadership theory, skills and application, critical thinking and decision making skills. Also, the students learn advanced communication skills, advanced conflict resolution, career planning, planning skills and social responsibility, and advanced financial planning and management. NOTE, upon successful completion of the 5th semester of HSROTC, the Health requirement for graduation is fulfilled; also, upon successful completion of the 6th semester of HSROTC, a .5 credit of the Arts and Humanities / Career Technology Education (CTE) is fulfilled. The student must successfully complete HSROTC V-VI before taking HSROTC VII-VIII unless prior approved is obtained from their teacher.
    HSROTC VII-VIII Honors (LEADERSHIP, EDUCATION & TRAINING IV) (LET IV)
    • Course #: 5417-5418
    • Credit: .5/Semester
    • Length: Year
    • Grades:12
    • Prerequisite: 5416
    • Cost: $10.00/semester
    Open to all students who have successfully completed HSROTC VI. The student will learn advanced command and staff principles, advanced level leadership theory, skills and application, critical thinking and decision making skills. The student will spend the major portion of the year planning, organizing, and overseeing the execution of their units programmes and activities, in essence, top level management and leadership. The student will act throughout the year as a classroom assistant instructor and will assign, prepare and present selected units of instruction to subordinate classes. Also, students will increase their knowledge in financial management and planning. Finally, fourth year Cadets will lead a Service Learning Project and provide a capstone reflection briefing on their HSROTC experience. NOTE, upon successful completion of the 7th semester of HSROTC, the other .5 credit of the Arts and Humanities / (CTE) is fulfilled, and a student will receive a .5 Honors Credit; and with completion of the 8th semester of HSROTC, a Cadet will receive the other .5 Honors Credit. The student must successfully complete HSROTC VII before taking HSROTC VIII unless prior approved is obtained from their teacher.