Our ACSD Inquiry and Authorization Process
In 2015, educators from across what was then Addison Central Supervisory Union (ACSU) began exploring the International Baccalaureate (IB) framework. At the time, ASCU was in the process of unifying into a single school district. In October 2016, the newly formed Addison Central School District (ACSD) unified school board voted unanimously to pursue authorization to offer the continuum of IB programs across all nine of ACSD's schools. In the years since, the IB framework has provided common language, structures, and goals, helping ACSD's nine schools grow together into a single learning community.
In 2019, ACSD's secondary schools received official authorization in the IB's Middle Years Program (MYP) and Diploma Program (DP). Our seven elementary schools were slated for verification visits in April of 2020. Those plans were disrupted by COVID-19 pandemic school closures. In June 2020, ACSD educators hosted virtual verification visits, and in September we received notice that all seven schools had been recommended for authorization, making us a full district of IB World Schools offering the continuum of IB programs from preschool through graduation.
For an update on the work to date, check out the video posted here, originally shared with the ACSD Board on April 12, 2021.