During Envision Collegiate, all 4th Graders spend time becoming an expert about a single department on Collegiate’s campus and work to identify exciting opportunities for growth and change related to that department of the School.
In its 2016-17 pilot year, the 4th Grade student body focused on the topic of sustainability. Students learned how to engage in research, collaborate for the purpose of design and convey their ideas, all in answer to the question, “How might we design a learning garden for our school community?”
The 2017-18 theme for Envision Collegiate has focused on the question, "How might we use technology to improve Collegiate by 2026?" The year 2026 is the graduating year of the current 4th Grade class. Throughout this Capstone, students will understand technology to mean “any invention created to help solve a problem.”
On their yearlong journey to envisioning a stronger Collegiate, 4th Graders will have many opportunities to develop and hone skills including, but not limited to: questioning, problem solving, interviewing, building empathy and leadership.
The year culminates with group presentations during which the students bring together all of the skills they have learned in the program to make team presentations to their departments about their innovative ideas for making Collegiate the best place it can be.