Mastery Credit Information

As a way of demonstrating that students have mastered the content and skills necessary to fulfill the district’s Vision of the Graduate, students in the class of 2023 and beyond will be required to earn one credit through personalized study, described as a mastery-based credit. This is a state-wide graduation requirement that all students must complete.

Mastery-based learning has been developed to ensure that students are prepared for college, career, and civic life through multiple and flexible pathways.

Student Proposal Forms

 Self-Directed MCE or MCE Course Proposal Form
Community Service/Involvement as MCE Proposal Form
Defined Careers as MCE Proposal Form

Student Final Reflection Templates

Self-Directed or MCE Course Final Reflection Template
Community Service/Involvement as MCE Final Reflection Template
Defined Careers as MCE Final Reflection Template

NEW: A Guide to the Proposal and Reflection Process

Defined Careers -- an alternative Mastery Credit option for seniors only

Defined Careers Student Guide
Defined Careers Student Guide (Spanish)

Important Links/Information for Parents & Students:

Bristol Central H.S's Mastery Credit Student Guide
Mastery Credit Student Guide LOOM (Audio overview included)
Examples of Mastery-Based Credit Experiences by BCHS Students
When Considering a Mastery Credit Experience... Info Sheet
2022-23 Mastery Experience Course Offerings
Bristol Public School's Mastery Credit Handbook
Bristol Public School's Mastery Credit Handbook (Spanish)

2022-2023 Mastery Credit Timeline

Semester 1
Oct 3rd:   Proposals for S1 Due
Jan 23rd:   Reflections DUE 
Jan 25th:   Final Reflection Grading
Feb 6th:   Revisions DUE (if needed)
Feb 8th:   Revised Reflection Grading (if needed)

Semester 2
Feb. 13th:   Proposal for S2 DUE
May 15th:   Reflections DUE
May. 17th:   Final Reflection Grading
May 29th:   Revisions DUE (if needed)
May 31st:   Revised Reflection Grading (if needed)

More information about Mastery-Based Learning can be found on the Connecticut State Department of Education's website:

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