Thrive 2055
Thrive 2055

High School of the Future

How might we design the High School of the Future where innovative methods and business and community engagement enhance students’ lives and career readiness?

The High School of the Future is a regional design thinking competition for students and teachers in the sixth through twelfth grades hosted by Bright Spark and Thrive 2055 with sponsorship from Bridge Innovate. The program will launch on September 13 and 15, 2016. 

Schools from the tristate 16-county region are invited to form student design teams led by teachers to develop a prototype solution to this challenge. Registration is open until 20 teams from the region have registered. Cost is $250 per team. Sponsorships are available. A core team of four students is recommended. Additional students may participate at the teacher's discretion. 

Teams  from the following counties are eligible: Polk, Bradley, McMinn, Meigs, Rhea, Bledsoe, Sequatchie, Marion and Hamilton, Tennessee; Dade, Walker, Catoosa, Whitfield and Murray, Georgia; Dekalb and Jackson, Alabama.

Teacher team leaders are encouraged to attend an educator session on Saturday, August 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bridge Innovate in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Cost is $200.

The design challenge will involve webinars, coaching sessions and in-school activities that take place over the course of the school year, culminating in a design competition at in Chattanooga March, 2017.

For a full schedule and details of the challenge, visit Bright-Spark.

To learn more about sponsorships, contact Ruth Thompson at Thrive 2055.
(423) 648-2948

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