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It starts with Innovation Management: What does it take to run a business or organization?

What does it take to run an organization or a business? The majority of workers in Vermont are either self-employed or work for very small companies, but all workers benefit from having a sense of how a business runs. This course ties together what you are learning in core classrooms with the entrepreneurial and business thinking that is so important in our adult lives.

Students in Innovation Management are responsible for running the school’s Innovation Center, from bookkeeping and budgeting to monitoring safety to maintaining inventory to product development and production using the state-of-the art equipment for fundraising. Students will gain experience in computer-assisted design (CAD), old-fashioned hand tools, and process development. Students who take this course agree to a managerial role in the school environment. We will build evidence of applied math, engineering, and visual arts, and language arts into our portfolios.


MS Grade 8 Exploratory Coding & Robotics - As part of the grade 8 elective rotation, students will work together to solve short robotics challenges, and will learn some coding basics.

HS Computer Science Principles - Full-year - How do we program to solve a problem, to perform a
task, to entertain? This course introduces students to the breadth of the field of computer science.
Students will learn to apply computer science to solve problems through the development of algorithms
and computer programs. Students will also explain how computing innovations and computing systems,
including the Internet, work, explore their potential impacts, and contribute to a computing culture that is
collaborative and ethical.


HS Robotics I: This course provides an introduction to robotics for students with no programming
background using Vex Robotic kits. Using the CCSS math practices, students will learn to construct,
control and program these robots through investigative and exploration activities. Research projects will
expose the students to the engineering process.

HS Robotics II: (Successful completion of Robotics I or equivalent experience is required.) This
course will continue the development of the engineering skills necessary to advance previous robot
programs and design. Students use mentoring to increase their understanding of required programs.
More rigorous research projects or activities will be expected. Students may partake in the regional Vex
Robotics competition.