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IB Career Related Studies

Guajome Park Academy is an authorized International Baccalaureate Career Programme (IBCP) school. At the start of the 2018-19 school year there were only 5 IBCP schools in the state of California and we are excited to offer these pathways for our students. 

The IBCP is a unique programme that allows students to focus on potential career opportunities, but with the academic distinction of the IB, preparing students for college as well as a specific career focus. 

What is the CP?

Career Related Studies at GPA

Web Development with Palomar Community College

  • Four courses through taught by professors from Palomar, one per semester in the student’s junior and senior year, leading students to a potential certificate of proficiency
  • Hardware and Operating Systems Fundamentals, Networking Fundamentals, Python Programming, and Hacker Prevention/Security
  • Aligned IB Courses: IB Design Tech SL, IB Mathematics SL or IB Math Studies SL, IB Language A: Literature HL

Theater Internship with Moonlight Amphitheater

  • A series of internships exposing students to six different blocks over their junior and senior year to get experience in multiple areas of focus from directing to lighting to stage-craft.
  • Aligned IB Courses: IB Theater SL, IB Film SL, IB Language A: Literature HL

Introduction to Medical Field with Palomar Community College

  • Four courses through taught by professors from Palomar, one per semester in the student’s junior and senior year, leading students to a potential certificate of proficiency
  • Courses aligned with Medical Terminology, Coding and Billing, Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology, and Emergency Medical Responder
  • Aligned IB Courses: IB Biology, IB Sports, Exercise and Health Science, IB Mathematics SL or IB Math Studies SL, IB Language A: Literature HL

Career Programme Core


Additional Requirements:

Personal and Professional Skills- Course that puts emphasis on the development of skills needed to successfully navigate higher education, the workplace, and society.

Reflective Project - an essay on an ethical dilemma that should be tied to the chosen Career-related study, the culminating assessment within the PPS Class.

Service Learning Project - minimum of 50 hours of service learning project.

Language Development Portfolio - minimum of 50 hours spent in development of second language.


 

More information about the Career Related Programme