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Mastery Transcript Consortium™ (MTC) is a global network of schools co-designing a new high school transcript that reflects the unique skills, strengths, and interests of each learner–and that supports educators as they deliver personalized, authentic, student-centered learning and prepare students for success in college, career and life.

“The power that the transcript wields over the student experience and the way it shapes teaching and learning methods means that transforming the transcript can help transform the high school experience.”

— Stacy Caldwell, CEO

The Problem

Too many students graduate high school unprepared for today’s world.

Rather than learning how to work collaboratively, think critically, and solve complex problems, today’s students are too often trapped in an outdated system that rewards only the acquisition of information segregated into single subject areas.

The current high school transcript supports the status quo – it constrains educational models that are designed to prepare students to be successful in career, college and life.

It encourages the separation of disciplines in an increasingly interdisciplinary world, focuses on the acquisition of information rather than the making of meaning, and ignores the development of skills and character traits.
It reduces four years of a student’s hard work to a single number, the GPA.

The Solution

MTC’s Mastery Transcript is changing the game.

The Mastery Transcript takes the transcript from a flat, two-dimensional accounting of student time spent on single subjects and a listing of grades without context, to an interactive, digital transcript that highlights mastery of both content and interdisciplinary skills.
Rather than reducing four years of a student’s work to a single number, the Mastery Transcript focuses on the higher order skills necessary for success today.  It reflects learning that is deeply personalized, student driven, based in authentic engagement and designed to educate the “whole student.”

MTC Wins “The Oscars of Educational Innovation”

Reimagine Education K-12 Award Winner

The Mastery Transcript is an interactive, digital tool that reflects the individual skills, strengths, and interests of each learner.

“All students deserve an opportunity to find themselves, their voice, and their standing in this world, including the many roses that have been trapped by the concrete of the current system.  MTC is at the vanguard of making this happen. We got work to do.”

— Kaleb Rashad, director of High Tech High and an MTC Advisory Council member

Get Involved

To learn how you can help transform students’ lives, contact Jimmy Wynn, Chief of Institutional Advancement at


MTC is led by an Advisory Council and Board of Directors who are leading scholars and education practitioners whose perspectives and experiences inform how we go about our work.