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Career-related Programme

The IB Career-related Programme (CP) is a framework of international education that incorporates the values of IB programming while addressing the needs of students engaged in career-related education. 

The CP at Fridley High School is for students who wish to engage in career-related learning to prepare themselves to enter post-secondary studies and/or training in their chosen career field, or to enter the workforce directly after high school. Students participating in the CP at Fridley will gain the knowledge required to obtain industry-recognized certifications while in high school. 

Students at FHS may participate in any or all components of the IB CP. The program framework consists of:

  • completion of courses in one of the CP Career Pathways
  • participation in at least 2 Diploma Programme (DP) courses and exams
  • completion of the core of the CP: a course in Personal and Professional Skills, and participation in Service Learning, Language Development, and completion of a Reflective Project.
International Baccalaureate CP Pathways offered at Fridley High School include:

Health Career Pathway - EMR/EMT. Students can become certified with: 

  • Healthcare provider-level CPR 
  • and AED training
  • EMR Certification (State of Minnesota)
  • EMT Certification (nationally recognized)

IT Career Pathway - A+ Software and Hardware & Intro to Computer Programming.

  • Students can earn CompTIA A+ Certification

Fridley High School received authorization from the International Baccalaureate Organization to offer the Career-related Programme in 2016.


Jessica Baker
IB DP & CP Coordinator