Explore subjects not normally covered by typical grade-level curriculum; examine topics in greater depth.
    Acquire independent work habits, take initiative for choosing and planning areas of in-depth study.
    Develop problem-solving skills as shown by the ability to:


    • identify the problem
    • analyze the problem
    • generate possible solutions
    • collect pertinent information/data
    • predict results
    • defend conclusion and evaluate results

    Develop advanced research techniques.

    Demonstrate creative thinking by encouraging:

    • fluency
    • flexibility
    • elaboration
    • originality

    Demonstrate critical thinking by:

    • examining all possibilities
    • analyzing, interpreting, and evaluating one’s own ideas and the ideas of others
    • being able to support or justify decisions

    Demonstrate effective skills by:

    • accepting self and others
    • working cooperatively with others
    • sharing information and ideas with others
    • utilizing feedback to improve performance