Melbourne High School International Baccalaureate (IB) World School

  • IB Diploma Program  Career Program

    Welcome to the International Baccalaureate World School

    hosting both the Diploma Program and the Career Program

    We prepare our students for success beyond high school whether they plan to attend university or begin a career. Our curriculum fosters student potential and encourages them to be active participants in the world around them through attention to the intellectual, social, and emotional development of the student as well as their physical well-being.

    The Diploma Program is a Brevard Schools Education Program Option. The IB Diploma Program aspires to develop well-rounded students with character who respond to challenges with optimism and an open mind, who are confident in their own abilities, make ethical decisions, join with others in celebrating our common humanity, and are prepared to apply what they learn in real-world, complex and unpredictable situations. 

    All freshman must apply to the Diploma Program through the BPS Schools of Equity, Innovation, and Choice Family Dashboard webpage. Students are offered seats based on a qualifying score of academic performance and references.


    Direct questions regarding the Diploma Program or general IB World School inquiries to:

    Jennifer Mason, International Baccalaureate Coordinator


    What is the Career Programme?

    The CP was 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.

    During freshman and sophomore years, students complete studies required for graduation including at least one course in a career-related study. During junior and senior years, students complete a two year Personal and Professional Skills Course, Service Learning Project, a Language Study, a Reflective Project, take two IBDP courses, and earn a Career Certification or Industry Certification. Throughout the program students, in partnership with our business sponsors, will have unique opportunities for internships as part of the Career Program experience. 

    Students who successfully complete the IB Career Certificate earn the International Baccaluareate Career Programme certificate as well as leave high school with a Florida High School Diploma, potential college credits for IBDP courses, a certification in a career field, a portfolio showcasing the student's experience and preparedness for the workforce using the Service Learning Project, a Language Study, and a Reflective Project.

    Student benefits:

    • Integrated academic and practical learning

    • Develop career-related essential skills

    • Earn Industry/Professional Certification  

    • Relevant and transferable experience through Internships and Service Learning  

    • Student centered education and individualized course selection

    • Earn college credit through IBDP courses

    • Earn Bright Futures Hours through Service Learning

    • Core courses at all levels (non-honors, honors) 

    • Elective course choices  

    • Personal/Professional Skills course that develops five core competencies   

    • Take two IB courses (four max) 

    • College Credit (IB Exam Scores)


    Direct questions about the Career Program to:

    Already an IBDP student? See the links for the student handbook or other Diploma Program information.

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