Vista recognizes that all students are unique and learn at their own pace, which is why mastery learning is a signature practice at Vista. In a mastery learning classroom at Vista, students must demonstrate mastery of specific skills and standards before moving on to the next unit. This results in a highly differentiated and individualized learning experience where students are focusing on learning what is most important to them and their growth as a learner.
At Vista, when students participate in mastery learning they become agents of their own learning, and teachers become facilitators of learning. Students engage in deliberate practice based on frequent check-ins with their teacher to determine their exact learning needs at the time. By doing all of this, students also display an increased sense of self-efficacy and love of learning.