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Upper School Curriculum

  • Interdisciplinary Studies
Problem-Solving for Real Businesses
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 (12th-graders can only take this course in the fall)
Fall, Spring

Students work in teams to identify and solve REAL problems presented to them by a REAL local or global business. This is a great opportunity for résumé building, networking and gaining important life skills. The businesses we meet with are legitimate networking contacts, and making a good impression can potentially lead to further collaborations such as internships, shadowing or professional advice. During each of the three problem-solving cycles, students will meet with a business partner, help to identify the root of an issue they are experiencing, collaborate in a small team to develop solutions and pitch ideas back to their business partners and community members. Regardless of the problem, students will learn tools and strategies to help effectively engage in real work that has real consequences and the potential to make a meaningful impact.

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12