HSC ALSJ’s A-B-Caesars Win!

High School in the Community (HSC) Academy for Law and Social Justice students Alif Albiruni, Shania Cuffy, and Amy Zheng won the high school round of the New Haven Reads Spelling Bee on Friday, October 24 at the Bucknall Theater on the University of New Haven Campus. The team, the A-B-Caesars, beat six other high school teams and a team from the University of New Haven before being defeated by a team from Southern Connecticut State University.

All three students study Latin and credit that course, as well as HSC ALSJ’s mastery-based learning program with preparing them for their win. Alif explained, “This proves that Mastery Based Learning really works. We are the first generation of HSC’s mastery-based learners.”

To learn more about Mastery-Based Learning, visit our MBL page: http://www.highschoolinthecommunity.org/mastery-based-learning/

To learn more about New Haven Reads, including opportunities to volunteer (and details about how to get free books!), visit http://newhavenreads.org/