Mastery Learning Proposals

Jason HeissererUncategorized

Now inviting mastery learning proposals for Spring 2016.

The Mastery Learning program is open to Upper School students and is designed to provide an opportunity to execute a project that falls outside the boundaries of typical high school courses.  For example, a student could choose to write a children’s book in French, research why people do or don’t vote, or design and produce high fashion clothing.

Each student accepted into the program works under the guidance of a member of the faculty and meets regularly with him/her. In May, an assembly will be scheduled for Mastery Learning students to present their completed projects.  Since the purpose of the project is to encourage and allow students to pursue a nontraditional option within their educational program, projects are noted on transcripts but are not graded and not awarded credit.

Proposal:  To apply, students must submit a typed proposal of fewer than 500 words by 11/18 that describes:

  1. what you propose to do.
  2. how you plan to proceed.
  3. a description of assessment: How will we know you have met your goals at the end?

PROPOSALS are DUE by email to Sarah PW ( by 11/18.