Mastery and Project Based Learning Programs in High Schools
Students need mastery and project based learning in high school to continue learning in a style they have grown accustomed to in order to complete their education and prepare themselves for college and the work force. The only mastery and project based program for high school is at Hillcrest and not everyone that would like to go to that program can go to Hillcrest due to transportation issues and other circumstances. If there were similar programs at Thunder Ridge and Bonneville High Schools, more students would be able to continue working at a pace the best suits them. This would also allow students that need extra help with their classwork to get the help they need and work at a pace that would ensure mastery of the course material.
Mastery and project based learning are programs that help student flourish and helps those who struggle to get the help they need. In mastery based learning student are required to show mastery of a concept before they are allowed to move on. This means that students are able to work at their own pace and are not force to move on until they are completely ready. Project based learning programs which allow students do projects that tie what they are doing in their core classes to the real world. Projects based learning helps with relevance of school, multimedia in communication, responsibility for the students to direct their own learning, and working with and collaborating with peers and teachers.
The image that is included with this petition list sixteen habits of success that mastery and project based learning helps build. Some of these habits include agency, purpose, sense of belonging, and many more. Having these mastery and project based learning at Thunder Ridge and Bonneville High Schools, can help student who chose to participate in these program exercise and build these habits.