Career Academic Programme

The International School Altdorf has launched a new academic Career-Related Academic Program, covering the last two years of high school, to offer students the possibility to acquire further life skills and business knowledge, while simultaneously studying a challenging and rich academic curriculum.

This Career-Related Academic Program will focus on academic pathways related to Business and Accounting, International Tourism Management, International Relations and Political Science.

This flexible program will allow International School Altdorf to meet the needs, backgrounds and contexts of its high school students through courses assessed both internally by the school or by its academic partners and externally by international curriculum organizations.

International School Altdorf is opening a dedicated Center for Career and Professional Education devoted to its Career-Related Academic Program, with luxury boarding accommodation, inside a historic building in the city of Montreux.

Bridge to Universities

The program, conceived around the existing academics and expanded through collaboration with professional partners, institutions and business schools, will be academically balanced and challenging.

Our Career-Related Academic Program is designed to achieve deep knowledge and understanding of the professional subjects with a direct pathway to further / higher education, ensuring entrance to excellent universities and colleges around the world.

Our Career-Related Academic Program partners are Bella Vista Institute for Higher Education (BVIS), Swiss Education Group (SEG), Business School Lausanne (BSL) and Business and Hotel Management School Lucerne (BHMS).

International Baccalaureate

In International School Altdorf, an IB World School since 2019, students from age 16 to 19 follow the internationally recognized standards and practices governed by the International Baccalaureate Organization® (IBO) in Geneva, Switzerland. Founded in 1966, the International Baccalaureate (IB) assures authorized World Schools meet the international benchmarks for quality education. It has a graduation rate of 94.6% and is highly regarded by not only universities, but also employers around the world.

Our teaching and learning methods are one of our major assets to success: they overpower the students to achieve their academic goals and acquire an international language permitting them to be effectively operational in a global and professional environment.

IB Career Programme*

International School Altdorf is already an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School and is a candidate school to obtain authorization also for our Career-Related Academic Program, to become an IB Career Programme. The IB CP is a framework of international education that incorporates the values of the IB into a unique programme addressing the needs of students engaged in career-related education.

IB CP students will undertake a minimum of two IB Diploma Programme (DP) courses, a core consisting of four components and a career-related study. For CP students, DP courses provide the theoretical underpinning and academic rigor of the programme; the career-related study further supports the programme’s academic strength and provides practical, real-world approaches to learning; and the CP core helps them to develop skills and competencies required for lifelong learning.

The CP core components give context to the DP courses and the career-related study, drawing all aspects of the framework together. Through the CP core, students develop personal qualities and professional skills, as well as intellectual habits required for lifelong learning.

*Note: International School Altdorf is an IBCP candidate school

Curriculum

Students in the International School Altdorf Career-Related Academic Program will study career-related sequences which must satisfy all the IB criteria for accreditation, assessment and quality assurance.

Languages

  • English (from Beginner to Literature)
  • German (from Beginner to Literature)
  • Chinese (from Beginner to Literature)
  • French (from Beginner to Literature)
  • Spanish (from Beginner to Literature)

Business Related Courses

  • Economics
  • Business and Management
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Financial Management
  • Marketing
  • Digital Marketing
  • Branding and Communications

International Relations Courses

  • History
  • Geography
  • Global Politics
  • International Relations
  • Psychology