FCPS Students Earn International Baccalaureate Diploma and Career-Related Certificates

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October 11, 2021

Four-hundred-eight FCPS students earned the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma and 58 students earned the IB Career-related Certificate during the 2020-21 school year.

The IB Diploma Program (IB DP) is a two-year program for juniors and seniors that comprises the DP core curriculum and six subject groups. Students complete internal and external assessments as well as exams, community service, and a 4,000-word extended essay. Students who earned the IB diploma attended Annandale, Edison, Justice, Lewis, Marshall, Mount Vernon, and South Lakes high schools and Robinson Secondary School.

The IB Career-related Program (IB CP) enables students to pursue a career and technical education field of interest in addition to taking IB courses. IB CP students complete service learning, world language development, and a reflective project on an ethical dilemma in their career-related field of study. These projects can be research papers, presentations, videos, or other options. Students who earned the IB Career-related Certificate attended Lewis, Mount Vernon, and South Lakes high schools.

The IB Diploma and Career-related Programs aim to develop internationally minded students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge–students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally, and ethically. Students enrolling in the IB DP and IB CP are prepared for higher education and the world of work through their well-rounded experiences.

More information about the International Baccalaureate Diploma and Career-related Programs is available online

For more information, contact Daina Lieberman, IB specialist, Advanced Academic Programs, at dslieberman@fcps.edu