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The IB Career-related Programme (CP)
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The International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme  (CP) enables schools to widen the participation in an IB education by incorporating the vision and educational principles of IB into a unique programme specifically developed for students who wish to engage in career related learning. 

Southwest Career – related Program pathways are:

Business
or

Computer Science

 

AN IB EDUCATION IS VALUED BY:

  • COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES:
     For academic strength, research and writing skills, international mindedness and the external validation students bring to their institutions
  • FUTURE EMPLOYERS:
    For critical and creative thinking skills,  teamwork, perseverance, independence and consideration of ethical implications students bring to the workplace  

 

Requirements of CP

The requirements of the IB Career-related certificate are completed in the 11th and 12th grade years:

  • 2 or more IB Diploma Programme courses of choice
  • Personal and Professional Skills (PPS) Course – 2nd semester junior year and 1st semester of senior year
  • Reflective Project (supported in PPS)
  • Service Learning of 50 or more hours (supported in PPS)
  • Language Development Portfolio to documenting 50 or more hours of language  study
  • Career Training each year in both Business or Computer Science pathways, with college credit opportunities