The International Baccalaureate Career Programme will begin for the 2015-2016 school year. The program, established by the IB in 2010, involves a framework of international education that incorporates the values of the IB while addressing the needs for career-related education. For the inaugural class at AC Flora, the focus of the IBCP will be the CATE strand of Business and Management. Students in ROTC are also eligible to participate with ROTC as their career focus.
The IB Career Programme involves a minimum of two IB Diploma courses, a core consisting of four components, and a career-related study. Students in the IBDP are able to combine the rigor of the IBDP with a career-focus that supports the program’s academic and theoretical underpinnings. The IBCP core allows students to develop skills and competencies required for lifelong learning. The IBCP core consists of:
- Language development in a foreign language of student choice.
- Focus on the social and ethical implications of the career strand through the Approaches to Learning Course.
- Emphasis on community service and involvement through the career strand.
- Development of a culminating project which demonstrates core competencies in the selected career.
Students completing the IB Career Programme will be eligible for an IB Career Certificate. Students will also satisfy the requirements for CATE completion in Business and Management.