If you are a parent considering enrolling your student in an
International Baccalaureate private high school program, it is useful to understand the differences
between a CP based curriculum and a DP based program. Keep reading for
an overview of what makes these programs unique and to help determine
the best option for your student.
Diploma Programme (DP)
A Diploma Programme, frequently referred to by the initials DP, is a comprehensive
approach to learning in which students are encouraged to develop and strengthen
emotional, physical, intellectual, and ethical skills. The Diploma Programme
is offered around the world in 140 different countries. It was first offered
in 1968 and is appropriate for students age 16-19. The DP is an academically
challenging program that will instill students with the knowledge and
methods of learning that will propel them to excel in college and beyond.
Career-related Programme (CP)
The Career-related Programme, or CP, is a newer program, developed in 2012,
to address the needs of students interested in a more career-driven path.
It is excellent for students whose post-high school goals are focused
on securing an apprenticeship or employment. Like the DP, the CP is appropriate
for high school age students 16-19. Like the DP, the CP is internationally
renowned for developing intellectually rigorous students who possess strong
critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
International Baccalaureate (IB)
The International Baccalaureate, IB, is the overarching program that includes
both the DP and the CP. Public and private high schools around the world
offer this comprehensive approach to education that focuses on developing
well-rounded students who are academically, intellectually, and ethically
proficient. Additionally, students in an IB program are challenged to
consider the world through the lens of intellectually curious, caring
citizens, with critical thinking abilities to form a strong foundation
for continued success.
The Quarry Lane School is an IB School with a Diploma Programme curriculum.
If you are considering private high schools or
college preparatory schools in Pleasanton or Dublin, call us at (925) 829-8000 to schedule an appointment
to visit our campus.