International Baccalaureate

  • Union County Public Schools offers the International Pathway Program for 9th and 10th graders at Central Academy of Technology & Arts (CATA) and Marvin Ridge High and the IB Diploma Programme for 11th and 12th graders at Marvin Ridge High.  

    • Students living in the Marvin Ridge attendance area have access to the Pathway Program and IB Diploma Programme at Marvin Ridge High School.
    • Beginning with the 2022-2023 school year, rising 9th graders in attendance areas other than Marvin Ridge have access to the International Pathway Program at Central Academy of Technology and Arts.

    CATA is a Candidate School* for the Diploma Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Central Academy of Technology and Arts believes is important for our students.

    *Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme, or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit

Program Models in UCPS

  • International Pathway Program (Grades 9-10)

  • IB Diploma Programme (Grades 11-12)