Windsor Locks Public Schools reimagines education and cultivates life-long learners through mastery-based learning
The Class of 2020 at Windsor Locks High School in Windsor Locks, CT will be the first class to graduate with a mastery-based diploma. The foundations for this milestone were set in 2011 by the prior superintendent, Wayne Sweeney, and have been carried to fruition by the current administration led by Superintendent Susan Bell and Assistant Superintendent Sharon Counoyer (Assistant Chair of the Committee on Public Secondary Schools and a member of the NEASC Board of Trustees). Individual learning plans, extended learning opportunities, and advisory programs are just a few of the tools implemented to shift towards more student-centered, competency-based schools.
The shift [to mastery-based learning] in Windsor Locks "is not about accountability, it's about helping young people execute what they want to achieve in their lives."
-Susan Bell, Superintendent, Windsor Locks Public Schools