PWHS' International Baccalaureate

Career-related Programme -- Fall 2022

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The Coordinator's Corner

Welcome to The Plymouth Whitemarsh High School's International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme Newsletter. It is your resource for updates, important information and finding out about the awesome work the students and staff of the IBCP are doing at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School.

PW IBCP students aim to make a difference in their world! They work each day to develop the IB Learner Profile Traits to become great students and even better human beings.

Enjoy learning more about what they do and as always, reach out if you have any questions, suggestions, connections or feedback!

Happy Fall!

Becky Duffy

IBCP Coordinator

IBCP Happenings

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11th Grade Personal and Professional Skills (PPS) Class Work to "Spike Away Hunger!"

IB students make a difference in their world! Students are hard at work on implementing PPS Skills to build an original service learning project that they will complete this year. They've conducted research, developed a plan and pitched their ideas to the class. They voted on holding a student/teacher volleyball tournament to raise money for The Colonial Neighborhood Council to provide support to families in need in our community. They are hard at work and will have more information soon! Stay tuned! Service Learning aims to develop the learner profile traits of caring, reflective, open-minded, risk-taker and balanced.

Windows into the Workplace

Students learned from Mr. Tony Capponi, a project manager at Comcast, as he shared his strategies for developing and executing a successful project in his career. Window into the Workplace (WiW) videos and experiences provide students with current, real world insights into skills and situations that occur across various professions. If you are interested in providing a WiW or know someone who might, click HERE to learn more about how you can help! WiW develop the Learner Profile traits of thinker, knowledgeable, inquirers and principled.
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Highlight on Faculty Member

Language Development Coordinator, Mrs. Rebecca Hepler's work was featured in the International Baccalaureate's Website's Learning Story, which highlights schools who engage in exceptional work in the IB community. Mrs. Hepler's unique development of the LD program at PW has set a standard for best practices for schools around the world. Check out the Learning Story HERE.
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Did you know?

  • PWHS is only 1 of 6 schools in the entire state of PA to be authorized to provide the IB CP.

  • There are 2,719 CP students in the entire United States, and it is growing exponentially; it’s more than doubled in the last three years.

  • 72.% of CP students in the USA earned their Certificate in 2022; 100% earned it at PW.

  • To earn a certificate students must pass their IB exams, Reflective Project and complete their Career-related Study pathway, Service, Personal and Professional Skills and Language Development Portfolios.

Alumni Corner: Quotable Quotes from our Alumni

  • “I truly don't think I could have ended up where I am without the IB program. Within the first two weeks of college, I've actively seen the payoffs from the IBCP….Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I am so eternally grateful for the IB program at PW. You somehow cultivated an environment in which we felt comfortable with each other as students, grew together over the course of two years, and improved both as learners and individuals.” - Nate Schindler (Georgetown University)

  • “Looking back on IB math class at PW, I can’t explain how much it helped me. I feel like I am completely breezing by...I’ve gotten nothing but compliments from my English professor and he has asked me multiple times where I went to high school because he can’t believe that I have done all of this before…. I can’t explain how much of a community the IB program at PW is. I am so grateful that I was a part of it and can’t wait to see what the future holds.” - Jordan Mangan (Jefferson University)

We are so proud of you, IBCP Class of 2022 & We miss you!

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