Gateway Competitive Programs

Competitive Programs

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



    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 information about FPS at Barnstable Intermediate School and Barnstable High School, please contact Deb Contrino.  For more information,on FPS Scenario Writing at Barnstable High School, please contact Christy Salley.   



    The Mock Trial team at Barnstable High School is a Gateway program that participates in interscholastic competition. Students in grades 8 - 12 may participate in rehearsals, but only students in grades 9 - 12 may participate in competitions. For more information about Mock Trial at Barnstable High School, please contact Bruce Colwell,, Jennifer Holland,, or visit the Mock Trial Gateway page

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