Gateway Competitive Programs

Competitive Programs

  • Gateway sponsors and supports Future Problem Solving and Scenario Writing, Destination Imagination and Mock Trial as formal competitive programs, and may run other less formal opportunities at various grade levels.

     

    FUTURE PROBLEM SOLVING

    Future Problem Solving is our most competitive all-around academic program. Visit the Future Problem Solving webpage. Students begin in grades 4-5 investigating community problem solving opportunities, begin training for competition in grade six, and teams of four compete in grades 7 - 12. Students must use advanced research skills, teamwork, critical and creative thinking over 17 specific categories, and follow a model to solve a futuristic problem.  For more information,on FPS at Barnstable High School, please contact Christy Salley.  salley_christy@mybps.us  For information about FPS at Barnstable Intermediate School, please contact Deb Contrino.  contrino_deb@mybps.us.  For information about FPS at Barnstable United Elementary School, please contact Jeane Bogosian, bogosian_jeane@mybps.us.   

     

    MOCK TRIAL

    Mock Trial is offered by the Massachusetts Bar Association with support from the Barnstable Gateway Program at the high school level.  We use the same format to run a program in Grade 8, and prepare students for that experience in Grades 6 and 7 through a variety of written and public speaking experiences. For more information about Mock Trial at Barnstable High School, please contact Bruce Colwell, colwell_bruce@mybps.us, Andrew Vince, vince_andrew@mybps.us, or visit the Mock Trial Gateway page

    Please use the links below to learn more about these competitive programs.     

     
     
                
                                           Future Problem Solving Program International    Massachusetts Future Problem Solving Logo
     
     
                                      
     
     
     Massachusetts Bar Mock Trial Logo