Career-related Programme

  • Farmington Public Schools’ Farmington High School has officially been authorized as an IB World School for the Career-related Programme.

    We are the second programme in Michigan, one of 180 in the US and 311 worldwide to offer this unique learning experience for students. This opportunity is well suited for students interested in combining the rigor of an IB education with a two-year course of study in our long standing, well renowned Career & Technical Education (CTE) program. The first cohort of students was implemented in September 2020 with a graduation date of June 2022 with the second cohort of six students anticipated in the graduating class of 2023!  


    FHS Student IBCP Overview Video - (4 ½ minutes)

    IB Career-related Programme Overview for Parents & Students - Virtual Presentation (8 ½ minutes)

    IB Career-related Programme Slide Presentation without video

    IB Career-related Programme (IBCP) Info Form  - Please complete this form if you are interested in participating in the IB Career-related Programme or would like more information.

    10 Reasons why the IB Career-related Programme (CP) is the ideal study for students looking to pursue a range of pathways

    Watch this video to learn more about what the IB Career-related Programme is all about.

    What is CTE?

    Career Programme Brochure

    IB DP CP Comparison


    Essential Elements of the IB Career-related Programme:

    • A 2-year course of study in a CTE program (such as Health Science, Business, Marketing, Auto, Design, Computer Science) developed based on the student’s career pathway interest
    • Two student-selected IB Diploma courses with a grade 3 or more
    • Two semesters of the Personal & Professional Skills (PPS) course (spring Jr yr and fall Sr yr) to develop interpersonal skills, workplace readiness skills, research skills, a global perspective and more!
    • Required CP Core: (50 hours each with about half completed during the PPS course)
      • Reflective Project (research based ethics essay-helps for college prep)
      • Service Learning in the local community and beyond
      • Language Development - learn or develop another language increasing career marketability
    • Required IB and CTE assessments to demonstrate content and skill proficiency
    • Opportunity to earn industry-recognized certifications for career readiness

    Upon successful completion of the IBCP requirements, students earn an International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme Certificate in addition to their high school diploma upon graduation as well as career-related certifications offered throughout the course of study. 

    If you want to learn more about how the IB CP is benefiting students around the world? Check out this link: How the CP is making a difference for students

    For further information about the IB Career-related Programme, contact  the Career-related Programme Coordinator, Janet Cadeau at or leave a voicemail at 248-426-2813.