Mastery-Based Education

Isaiah 28:9-10  Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.  (10)  For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:

ViewPoint Christian Academy follows a model of education that requires mastery from the students in the subjects that they are given. In accordance with our individualized approach, the students are placed at the appropriate level in each subject and given a foundation on which to build successes.

The curriculum texts at ViewPoint are divided into between 10 and 12 units per year with a test at the end of each unit. Students are expected to earn a minimum of 80% to pass a unit. This grade demonstrates competency of the materials covered and ensures that the student has a good foundation that enables them to advance to the next unit.

This approach ensures that the child is not simply spending time in school, but is actually learning and advancing forward in their education. At ViewPoint, learning is the constant and time is the variable.

This approach also opens educational opportunities for the student. They are given the time that they need to learn the material without having to worry about keeping up with the group, and they have the opportunity to advance without being held back by the group. Grades are just an indicator of age range and not academic ability. Many students at ViewPoint find that they can accelerate their education and advance forward into higher grade levels in some or all of their subjects because of this mastery-based approach.