IB Career-related Programme Coordinator Message

Exciting news as our newest programme, the IB Career-related Programme, is now available at Fresno High. This new academic option has been designed for students interested in pursuing a more career-oriented path: "The CP incorporates the educational principles, vision and learner profile of the IB into a unique offering that specifically addresses the needs of students who wish to engage in a career-related education." There are two components to the Career Programme: a rigorous academic course-load studied along with a career-related programme (known here in California as a Career and Technical Education or CTE).

These two components are bridged by a set of specially-designed CP core requirements, which will allow CP students to access and focus on career related curriculum while at the same time receiving a well-rounded education that is internationally focused. Fresno High believes this programme will add options for students to earn another type of IB Diploma. Similar to the Diploma Programme, the CP also provides students in grades 11th and 12th with a rigorous academic option.

The CP is another great opportunity for our Fresno High students who want to study a specific career and experience the rigor and challenges of IB coursework. One of the major advantages that the CP offers students is flexibility: it allows students to pursue both, a rigorous and challenging academic programme and gain professional skills. CP graduates will be prepared for a wide variety of post-secondary options, including the university, working in the "real world", and pursuing further professional studies.


CP Programme Advantages

  • Challenging curriculum, and exciting classes with emphasis on writing, thinking and communicating.

  • Internationally recognized

  • Community involvement through businesses and education partnerships, a commitment students make to become more involved in their community.

  • High standards of teaching required by the IB programme

  • IB education focuses on learners, student-centered

  • Internal and external examination/assessments

  • Possibility of advanced placement in college courses

  • Possibility of academic scholarships

  • A high school experience with extra-curricular activities

  • Classes based on inquiry and research

  • World standards, in addition to local, state and national standards

Please contact me if you are interested in learning more about this IB programme.

Kei Shabazz, CP Coordinator | Email: keisha.shabazz@fresnounified.org | Phone: 559.457.2816