The Fresno High School IB Career-related Program (CP) is the best of both worlds for students who want to prepare for college and career opportunities. The CP was specifically developed for students who wish to engage in career-related learning while gaining transferable and lifelong skills in applied knowledge, critical thinking, communication, and cross-cultural engagement. The program leads to industry certifications, college credits, further/higher education, apprenticeships, and/or employment.
The CP Curriculum
CP students undertake a minimum of two IB Diploma Programme (DP) courses, a core consisting of four components and a career-related study.
For CP students, DP courses provide the theoretical underpinning and academic rigor of the programme; the career-related study further supports the programme’s academic strength and provides practical, real-world approaches to learning; and the CP core helps them to develop skills and competencies required for lifelong learning.
The CP Core
Diploma Program Courses
For CP students, DP courses provide the theoretical underpinning and academic rigor of the programme; the career-related study further supports the program’s academic strength and provides practical, real-world approaches to learning; and the CP core helps them to develop skills and competencies required for lifelong learning.
Personal & Professional Skills (PPS)
Personal and professional skills is designed for students to develop attitudes, skills and strategies to be applied to personal and professional situations and contexts now and in the future.
In this course, the emphasis is on skills development for the workplace, as these are transferable and can be applied in a range of situations.
Reflective Project (RP)
The reflective project is an in-depth body of work produced over an extended period of time and submitted towards the end of the CP. Through a reflective project, students identify, analyze, critically discuss and evaluate an ethical issue arising from their career-related studies.
The reflective project is intended to promote high-level research, writing and extended communication skills, intellectual discovery, and creativity.
Service Learning (SL)
Service learning is the development and application of knowledge and skills toward meeting an identified and authentic community need.
In this research-based approach, students often undertake service initiatives related to topics studied previously in their academic disciplines, utilizing skills, understandings, and values developed in these studies.
Language Development Portfolio (LD)
Language development ensures that all students have access to a language program that will assist and further their understanding of the wider world. The ability to communicate in more than one language is essential to the IB’s concept of international education.
Language development encourages students to improve their proficiency in a language other than their best language.
Career Related Studies (CRS)
The career-related study is designed to prepare students for higher education, an internship or apprenticeship, or a position in a designated field of interest.
The CRS provides the opportunity for students to learn about theories and concepts through application and practice while developing broad-based skills in authentic and meaningful contexts. Students who complete the programme receive the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme Certificate, the certification awarded by the career-related study provider and, if applicable, their high school diploma.
Benefits of the CP
The CP enables students to:
- follow their chosen education and career pathways in life
- combine academic subjects with their personal and professional interests and skills
- engage in learning that makes a positive difference to their community
- think critically and creatively
- communicate clearly and effectively in a variety of situations
- work independently and in collaboration with others
- consider new perspectives and other points of view
- develop greater self-confidence and self-awareness
- demonstrate high levels of resilience and flexibility
- be internationally-minded and globally aware
- apply their knowledge to real-world scenarios and situations.
Career Programs at Fresno High
- Army JROTC (Warrior Battalion)
- Construction Design & Technology (CDAT) Academy
- Construction Program
- Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC) Technician Program
- Warrior Entertainment (Digital Media & Streaming)
- Warrior Health (Fall – 2023)
Keisha Shabazz, M.Ed.
IB Coordinator – Career-related Programme
Coordinator II – FUSD Career Readiness
THE Fresno High Region
Phone: (559) 457-2816