In June, The International Baccalaureate Organization (IB0) awarded Huffman Elementary School candidacy status beginning a two year authorization process. This summer, Huffman staff and district leadership began developing curriculum that is both grounded in the state standards and meets the transdisciplinary requirements of the Primary Years Programme (PYP). The student-centered curriculum focuses on inquiry and integrates subject areas encouraging “real world” and global connections
During the second year of candidacy, the authorization year, staff will continue to revise and refine curriculum in anticipation of an April 2019 authorization visit. A site team from the IBO will spend several days observing classes and interviewing staff, students and parents to ensure fidelity to the PYP framework and philosophy. Huffman Elementary expects to open the 2019-2020 school year as a fully authorized IB World School.