Caleb Greenwood wins International Baccalaureate authorization

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After months of planning and training, Caleb Greenwood School has won International Baccalaureate authorization, making it SCUSD’s first IB World School, Primary Years Program (PYP).

“This is major accomplishment for Caleb Greenwood and our district,” said SCUSD Superintendent José L. Banda. “It’s not easy to meet IB’s high standards for curriculum, instruction and school climate. I congratulate the Caleb community for working so hard to bring this program to our students and families.”

IB schools are inquiry-based and aim at developing young people who have the knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes and action to equip them for successful lives, now and in the future.

Caleb Greenwood became an IB Candidate School in the fall of 2013, following a community redesign of the campus. All staff have received training and have collaboratively written interdisciplinary units focused on the five essential IB elements – knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes and action – to equip students for successful lives.

Caleb’s transition to an IB Primary Years program is part of the district’s plan to create a K-12 IB track for East Sacramento.

Kit Carson, currently a candidate school for an IB Middle Years Program (seventh through 10th grades), will apply for authorization next fall. Kit Carson will be a candidate school for the IB Diploma Program (11th and 12th grades) in 2015-16.