Futures Problem Solving Program

Future Problem Solving is a year long program where students in fifth through eighth grade, working in teams of four, learn and apply a six-step problem solving process and apply it to future situations in three practice topics they have researched.  The program encourages students to carry out in-depth research, to think creatively and critically, to apply ethical thinking skills and to work as part of a team. Teams ranking high on the third research topic are invited to compete at the state competition.  Teams winning the state competition move on to the international competition.