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Plymouth Whitemarsh High School

Application Information

Colonial School District
The International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP)
Plymouth Whitemarsh High School
IB World School

Students currently enrolled in PWHS who are in 10th grade can apply to this programme at this time. Selection criteria may include an overview of a transcript, discipline history, attendance and overview of the student’s application items. Students must satisfy all prerequisites to be considered for the programme. Once all application requirements are complete, The PW IBCP Team will review them and determine acceptance status. The Team may also request an interview with the student during this process.

Application Process 

All of the following application materials will be accessed and submitted through the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme Canvas Page Module. To obtain access to the Canvas Page Module, click here to email Mrs. Duffy. 

  1. Review the philosophy and requirements of the PWHS International Baccalaureate (IB) Career-related Programme (CP) and make sure you understand its expectations. Read the program’s documentation thoroughly. Discuss the program with your teachers, school counselor and parents. You are welcome to schedule an appointment with Mrs. Duffy (rduffy@colonialsd.org) for further discussion. 

  2. The application includes four separate and required components that are all outlined in the Canvas Module: 1) an electronic registration in a Google Form 2) Declaration of Understanding 3) Personal Statement 4) Recommendation Checklists in a Google Form. You will also be provided with an application checklist to confirm that you have successfully completed all components of the application; your application is not officially submitted until all components are complete. 

  3. Once all applications are submitted and the deadline passes, students may be invited to an interview to share their interest and readiness to participate in the programme. 

  4. Students will be notified of acceptance into the programme no later than March 1 via school email.

  5. All accepted students will be invited to informational sessions to learn more about the programme.

Application Components Explanation Overview

All of the following application materials will be accessed and submitted through the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme Canvas Page Module.  To obtain access to the Canvas Page Module, click here to email Mrs. Duffy.

Application Component Explanation

  1. Part 1: Electronic Registration: Please complete the Google Form that will collect the following information: your name, your address, your cell number, your parents’ or guardians’ names, email addresses, and phone numbers and the names of the adults who have already agreed to submit recommendations on your behalf (see below), and email addresses. You should have all of this information available when you complete the Google Form. 

  2. Part 2: Declaration of Understanding:  The following documents require you and your parents signature verifying that you understand the information pertaining to each component.  Signatures will be electronic.  

    • CP Expectations and Requirements: Please complete the form that confirms that you’ve read through the PWHS’ International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme Description Guide and understand the expectations and the requirements of the programme. 

    • Academic Code of Integrity: Please read this carefully, sign it, and have a parent sign it. 

    • Permission to Release Data: The American office of the International Baccalaureate requires participating schools to provide demographic information of its students. This signature authorizes the release of the requested data. 

    • Permission to Inclusive Assessment Measures: This information and permission are necessary in order to request testing accommodations for students with special learning and assessment needs. 

    • Obligation to Complete IB Assessments: IB students are expected to complete all formal IB assessments. Students who fail to do so will reimburse the district for the examination fees paid on their behalf, their grade point averages will be recalculated without the IB weighted factor, and the IB designation will be removed from the transcript . The signatures on this policy acknowledge understanding of this requirement.

  3. Part 3: Personal Statement: Students will submit their responses to two questions about their interest in being a PW IBCP student. Make sure to address how this programme will benefit you and what you will contribute to the programme.

  4. Part 4: Recommendation Checklist: You are required to have two adults complete a recommendation checklist via a Google Form, one from a teacher and one from any other adult with whom you have worked (a coach, club advisor, school counselor, etc., but not a relative). You must indicate the contact information for your recommenders on the Electronic Registration Google Form and you must provide them the Google Form link. It is your responsibility to follow-up with your recommenders to ensure that they have completed the checklist by the application due date.

Applicant Checklist: Use the checklist to ensure that you are submitting a complete application. This is for your reference only.  You will not need to submit this as part of your application.