IB CP Information
What is the IB Career-related Programme (IBCP)?
The IBCP framework allows students to specialize in, and focus, on a career-related pathway leading to higher education, further education, work or apprenticeships.
The programme has a three-part framework:
• At least two Diploma Programme courses (IB English and one IB DP elective in the 11th and 12th grades)
• Career-related studies (CTE)
- Automotive Technology
- Auto Body
- Building Construction
- Culinary Arts
- Digital Media
- Game Programming
- Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
- Machine Technology
- Low-voltage Electrical
• The IBCP Core
The IBCP Core
IB Ethics and Professional Skills
This course is designed to introduce students to life skills. It is intended to develop students’ critical thinking, intercultural understanding, communication, and personal development. It challenges students to draw on personal resources and skills to engage critically with the world around them. Students may encounter topics as diverse as ethical dilemmas, deductive and inductive reasoning, culture shock, academic honesty, and emotional intelligence.
Community and Service
Community and service is based on the principle of service learning. It provides students with opportunities to develop new skills and knowledge in real life situations. Students work with community members to undertake service activities that satisfy identified needs; the emphasis is on developing local knowledge, civic responsibility, social aptitude, and personal growth.
The reflective project is an in-depth body of work produced over an extended period and submitted towards the end of the course. It is designed to draw together key elements of a student’s wider scheme of study. The reflective project requires students to identify, analyze, critically discuss and evaluate an ethical dimension of an issue stemming from their career-related studies. This project can take many forms, such as an essay, short film, or website. Students engage in personal inquiry, take action, practice reflection, and develop research and communication skills.
Language development is designed to ensure that all students have access to, and are exposed to, a second language that will assist and further their understanding of the wider world. Students are encouraged to extend or begin a second language that suits their needs, background and context. Language development aims to provide students with the necessary skills and intercultural understanding to enable them to communicate in an environment where the language studied is spoken. This process encourages learners to expand their awareness of the world and fosters respect for cultural diversity.
The IBCP education framework develops students who are:
• academically strong
• skilled in a practical field
• critical and ethical thinkers
• resilient and determined
• confident and assured
• caring and reflective
• prepared to contribute meaningfully to university life
If you are considering IBCP, please contact the Program Coordinator, Jessica Stephenson at JAStephenson1@cps.edu or 773-534-3310.