Welcome to the Academy of IB & Information Technology!
The Academy of International Baccalaureate and Informational Technology provides students with a place to develop skills in creativity, inquiry, and critical thinking so they will be prepared for the demands of college, a career, and an ever-changing global society. The combination of IB and IT courses provides one of the best assortments of demanding college preparatory and IT career related courses. Students in the Academy of IB/IT can choose the following:
- IT Career Pathways
- IB Diploma Programme (full or partial)
- Mixture of IB and IT Courses
Our teachers and staff will guide students through the process of selecting the most appropriate coursework for their needs. Our goal is to provide each student with an outstanding college and career readiness program.
- Course Sequence Document
- Industry Certifications
- Dual Credit Opportunities
CTSOs are a great way for students to get involved and to develop their leadership skills. The CTSO for the IBIT Academy is SkillsUSA!
What is SkillsUSA?
- SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel. We provide educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education in the nation’s classrooms. SkillsUSA serves more than 372,655 students and instructors annually. This includes 20,598 instructors who join as professional members. Including alumni, SkillsUSA membership totals over 434,000. SkillsUSA has served 13.6 million annual members cumulatively since 1965 and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Labor as a successful model of employer-driven workforce development.
- SkillsUSA offers local, state and national opportunities for students to learn and practice personal, workplace and technical skills. These three components comprise the SkillsUSA Framework, a blueprint for career readiness. Local chapters conduct a full program of work and many students also attend a district or state conference. At the SkillsUSA Championships, more than 6,500 students compete in more than 100 occupational and leadership skill areas each June. These national technical competitions help establish industry standards for job skill training and entry-level workers. SkillsUSA is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a successful model of employer-driven youth development training.
For more information, contact Ms. Outland.
TCHS has an employability growth platform called eOS. Assisting our students in becoming college and career ready is important to us and is part of our mission. Teachers monitor students on the following three criteria: responsibility/dependability, appropriate use of technology, and communication. These scores help students set individual goals for improving their employability in the community, as well as for rewards within their classroom and the Academy. Eos also provides students with an opportunity to learn, self-assess, and improve 21st century skills.