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The programme leads to further/higher education, apprenticeships or employment.

Discovery Canyon Campus offers six Career-related Pathways:

  • Biomedical Sciences (min. 3 courses)

  • Business/ Marketing (min 3 courses)

  • Computer Sciences (min 2 courses)

  • Engineering (min 3 courses)

  • Junior ROTC (min 3 courses)

  • Teacher Cadet (min 2 courses)


The CP Curriculum consists of:

Students complete at least two IB courses in any of that programme's subject groups. DP courses provide and enhance the theoretical underpinnings and academic rigor of the CP.

The CP core components give context to the IB courses and the Career-related study, drawing all aspects of the framework together. Through the CP core, students develop personal qualities and professional skills, as well as intellectual habits required for lifelong learning. Students must meet the minimum requirements of the Career-related study (listed above) AND be enrolled in the pathway both their Junior and Senior Year. 

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.


Many students earning the CP Certificate and/or scoring well on individual course exams are awarded advanced standing and/or college credit at colleges and universities around the world. Taking an IB year end examination is a strong predictor of success in post-secondary education. Financial support is available for those who qualify. For more information on college credit in Colorado and the Diploma Program visit the Colorado Department of Higher Education. For University admission information Worldwide, please see the University Policy Index.  

If you have questions or would like to register for the Career-related Programme, please email Andy Liddle or call 719-234-2897. Additional information is available on our Academics page. All IB courses are weighted, and IB course descriptions are listed under the appropriate subject.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

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The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
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