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Mastery Based Learning


Mastery-based learning is to ensure that a student has acquired the knowledge and skills that are deemed to be essential to success in every postsecondary - college and career environment and in adult life. Students will receive one credit upon successful demonstration of subject matter content mastery achieved through educational experiences and opportunities that provide flexible and multiple pathways to learning. These options include:

  • ACT Score of English 18, Math 22, Reading 22, Science 23, ELA 20
  • Capstone Project (prior approval required)
  • FCIAC Recognition
  • For EL students who have lived in Connecticut for fewer than five years, a score of proficiency 
  • or above on the LAS Links assessment
  • Independent Study
  • Recognition as an AP Scholar (receives a score of 3 or more on 3 AP exams)
  • Recognition of achievement in a state or national competition in the areas of debate, literary, 
  • STEM, visual, or performing arts
  • SAT Score College and Career Readiness Benchmark for Evidence-Based Reading and Writing: 480
  • SAT Score College and Career Readiness Benchmark for Math: 530
  • Seal of Biliteracy
  • Student Self-Designed Project (prior approval required)
  • Internship*
  • Volunteer/Service Experience*
  • Work-study Experience*

*Students can complete any combination of these Pathways to meet the requirement of 120 hours 

Seal of Biliteracy recognizes students who have studied and attained proficiency in English and another language and have met specific requirements at the time of graduation. The seal recognizes the value of the tangible benefits of being bilingual and bi-literate and prepares students to be productive contributing members of our global society.