Mastery learning maintains that students must achieve a level of mastery (e.g., 90% on a knowledge test) in prerequisite knowledge before moving forward to learn subsequent information. If a student does not achieve mastery on the assessment, they are given additional support in learning and reviewing the information and then tested again. This cycle continues until the learner accomplishes mastery, and they may then move on to the next stage.
Mastery allows the student to: •To learn at his/her own pace. •Help them gain confidence in failure (the process). •Teaches them perseverance when things don’t go as planned. •Helps the student move forward to the next level with confidence.
Students will receive certificates symbolizing what they have "mastered." They will also receive “character” awards when they model our school's core values.