A Certificate of Initial Mastery
is an endorsement on a student's high school diploma. It is awarded by the RHODE ISLAND SKILLS COMMISSION.
In order to receive a Certificate of Initial Mastery (CIM) students need to complete the following: Two on-demand tasks in English Language Arts Two on-demand tasks in math One extended task in English Language Arts One extended task in math Two work habits evaluations A completed Capstone Project
A Certificate of Initial Mastery certifies that the student is ready for post-secondary education or the world of work. Letters of completion may be attached to a student's resume or college application. The process is also valuable in college or work interviews. It also empowers the student to explore and research an area of personal interest.