Proficiencies

At Big Picture South Burlington we us Proficiency-Based Graduation Requirements to determine if students are ready to graduate based on their ability to demonstrate what they know, what they understand, and what they are able to do.

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At Big Picture, Proficiency-Based Learning (PBL) sets the standards high and provides a variety of pathways for students to meet their graduation requirements. Consider the process of learning to cook: there are many different ways to learn how to make a good meal: working with a master chef, reading cookbooks, experimenting with food in your own kitchen, or having an internship in a restaurant.  All those paths can lead to a delicious dinner, but it’s up to the learner to choose the one that works best for him or her.  Setting proficiencies for graduation is like setting the standard for a good meal; students can learn in a variety of ways but need to show they have the skills to get credit.

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