Career-Related Program

The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a global leader in international education - providing an academically rigorous, fully-orbed education for nearly 2 million students in 160 countries. IB programs empower principled, reflective students with enhanced communication, collaboration and research skills.

Munro Academy is an authorized IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy - a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe 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 (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes visit


Students in Grades 9 and 10

Students in Grade 9 and Grade 10 may enrol in Pre-IB streams of Math 9, Math 10, English 9 and English 10. Munro's Pre-IB programming further prepares students to excel in Munro's IB CP program. Munro Pre-IB students complete enriched content and gain further exposure to IB learning practices. Munro Academy's foundational commitments to international mindedness and transformative education provide a world class spring-board into Munro's innovative IB CP program.


Students in Grades 11 and 12

Munro’s IB Career-related Program (CP) integrates IB’s renowned academic content with transformative workplace internship experiences. Grade 11 and 12 IB students complete a full spectrum of Munro Academy courses along with IB Diploma Program (DP) Mathematics and  Biology courses. Concurrently IB students complete a highly supported ‘core’ including service learning, language development and a final reflective project. As the cornerstone experience in Munro’s IB programming, students are able to apply academic learning through completion of a hands-on internship experience.


Munro IB students: 

✓ Develop skills sought by post secondary institutions and employers, including: flexibility, resilience, and the ability to communicate clearly;

✓ Gain hands-on career-related experiences and contacts; 

✓ Hone capacity to work both independently and collaboratively; 

✓ Learn to think critically and creatively; 

✓ Become more internationally-minded and globally-aware.


Grade 11 and 12 students earn the international recognized IB Certificate through completion of Munro’s IB CP program, including:

  • Engagement in a robust 2 year Career-related Pathway work placement throughout Grades 11 & 12.

  • Completion of two IB courses (150 hours) & final exams completed in Grade 11 & 12:

    • Biology SL
    • Mathematics: Applications and Interpretations SL

  • Completion of Personal & Professional Skills Course (45 hours/year) including:

    • Service Learning: 25 hours/year logged hours of community service
    • Language Development: 25 hours/year of logged second language acquisition
    • Reflective Project: a ‘capstone’ research project submitted at the end of Grade 12

  • Completion of conventional schedule of additional academic Munro Academy courses.


  • Business Management - Students gain critical business skills through a supervised work placement with the Cape Breton Partnership and complete two approved Cape Breton University business courses.
  • Childhood Development - Students learn about childhood development and early childhood education through a supervised work placement with the licensed Munro Academy Early Learning Centre for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Students also complete two approved courses related to Childhood Development through St. John’s Ambulance and/or Cape Breton University.
  • International Studies - Students engage in a supervised international work placement/experience with a local organization overseas and ongoing follow-up upon return. Students also take two approved courses in international studies at Cape Breton University.
  • Medical Sciences - Students learn about health care through a supervised work placement at the Harbor View Hospital and/or the Breton Ability Centre. Students will complete two approved courses related to medical sciences at St. John’s Ambulance and/or Cape Breton University.
  • Optional - All IB CP students have the opportunity to participate in Munro Academy’s Global Studies Credit - an optional global overseas trip/experience that fosters international mindedness and intercultural understanding.


Please contact the program director for more information about the Munro Academy International Baccalaureate Program.


"In the 2 years I’ve been studying the CP it has sparked a hunger for learning in me, always looking for new information and experiences. I simply would not have grown at the same rate studying another course. I definitely feel each element of the CP has given me confidence in important, complex choices I need to make, like where or when to study in the future.” 

 ~ IB CP Graduate

2023-24 IB CP FEES

International Baccalaureate Career Pathways Program Fees

  • $2,250 annual IB fee plus regular tuition
  • Subject/Exam Fee (paid in the Spring of Grade 12): $US 119/exam/year for each DP course
IB CP ( International Baccalaureate Career Pathways Program) fees are added to the standard tuition invoice, and are due following the same payment timing structure as the tuition payment plan approved for each family.

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