|CHITTENDEN CENTRAL SUPERVISORY UNION|
Welcome to Chittenden Central Supervisory Union!
| CCSU IS A PREKINDERGARTEN-GRADE 12/TECHNICAL SCHOOL SYSTEM
Chittenden Central Supervisory Union (CCSU) is made up of three member school districts (Westford Town School District, Essex Junction Incorporated School District, and Union #46 School District) and serves approximately 3,200 students in a PreK-grade 12/technical school continuum, making it the fourth largest supervisory union in Vermont.
The Westford School District is comprised of the Westford School (PreK-grade 8). The Essex Junction Incorporated School District is comprised of Summit Street School (PreK-grade 3), Hiawatha Elementary School (PreK-grade 3), Thomas Fleming School (grades 4 and 5), Albert D. Lawton (grades 6-8), and the Essex Junction Recreation and Parks Department. Essex High School (grades 9-12) and the Center for Technology, Essex (grades 10-adult) make up the Union #46 School District.
Each school district has a school board to oversee local district issues. For overarching issues, and to set policy, there is a CCSU Board, comprised of three representatives from each local school board.
CCSU IS A VISION AND MISSION-DRIVEN ORGANIZATION
All CCSU personnel and school board members strive to maintain a student-centered focus, adhering to CCSU’s vision and mission statements:
Our Vision: Chittenden Central Supervisory Union, a student-centered learning community, will maximize available resources through unified, collaborative leadership to be consistently recognized as exemplary, as measured by continuous improvement in the areas of achievement, safe and respectful learning environments, and the promotion of equity for all.
Our Mission: Lead and Connect . . . Connect and Lead
CCSU IS A STUDENT-CENTERED ORGANIZATION
CCSU strives to integrate all aspects of the vision consistently throughout the prekindergarten-grade 12/technical school system to ensure the highest quality education for all students by:
• Continually evaluating our curriculum, instructional, and assessment practices to ensure they best match the interests, readiness, and learning styles of all our students
• Gathering evidence of standards-based achievement through the use of assessments (such as the New England Common Assessment Program) that monitor and respond to student learning needs
• Modeling unified, collaborative leadership through the Educational Leadership Team, comprised of the Superintendent, the Superintendent’s Cabinet, and all school administrators
• Meeting students where they are and supporting them in their progress toward academic achievement and independence through a strong network of student support services
• Integrating educational technology into the curriculum to enable learners to effectively access and interact in an information-driven, technologically literate society
• Working together toward a common goal of providing a safe and secure learning environment for all students, faculty, and staff
• Providing results-driven, high quality, needs-centered, and research-based professional development opportunities to staff, giving CCSU educators the knowledge and skills necessary to continuously improve student learning
CCSU IS A LEADER IN 21ST-CENTURY EDUCATION
CCSU is a leader in acknowledging and initiating the changes necessary for our education system to meet the learning needs of our 21st-century learners, including:
• Motivating over 75 percent of students go on to post-high school studies
• Performing above state-wide levels of proficiency on the New England Common Assessment Program’s math and reading tests in third through eighth-grade
• Maintaining our school facilities using energy efficient methods and technologies
• Establishing the CCSU Educational Technology Plan to continue focusing on using technology to improve teaching and learning while developing tools to measure teacher and student progress toward those outcomes
• Allocating resources to ensure equitable, quality education is delivered to all students at a reasonable cost to taxpayers
• Improving educational access for all students by developing enhanced supported learning environments
For more information about CCSU and its schools, visit www.ccsuvt.org.