IDEAL Students at F.P.S. State Competition

Eleven middle school students from IDEAL Charter School recently competed at the Future Problem Solving Program International state competition in Green Lake, Wis. FPSPI is a year-long educational program in which students learn a six-step problem solving process and apply it to future situations in three practice topics they have researched. This year’s qualifying topic was Ocean Soup.

The goals of the program are to encourage students to become more creative in their thinking, to develop richer images of the future, to increase their research skills, to learn cooperative teamwork skills, and to increase their written and verbal communication skills.

The Future Problem Solving Program International involves more than 200,000 students from 47 states, two Canadian provinces, and five foreign countries. IDEAL was the only MPS school of the 25 Wisconsin school districts to participate in this year’s state competition.