Career-related Program* (Candidate School)

Foss Pro Start students

What is the IB Career-related Program?  

Foss is a Candidate School* for the IB-Career-Related Program. For further information about the IB and its programs, visit

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Career-related Program is an academically challenging and career-related two-year program available to 11th/12th grade students. The program can lead to further/higher education, apprenticeships or employment.

The CP is being 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.

Students at Foss may take courses in pathways for Broadcast media, ProStart cooking & restaurant management, Wood technology, Sports medicine & health science, AFJROTC Leadership, or Photography and design (subject to change).

Foss is currently a IB CP Candidate School. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Foss believes is important for our students.

*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme, or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.

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Benefits of the IB Career-related Program 

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.