Design to Action Scholar Program
This new independent study option is available to current eighth graders who will be attending Convent & Stuart Hall in the fall, as well as for all returning high school students. Students in this program will:
- work solo or in self-created teams to identify an important problem and work to develop a tangible solution in several iterations over the course of a full year.
- attend monthly cohort meetings in addition to individual and group meetings with their respective advisors and the program directors.
- incorporate aspects of design thinking, entrepreneurialism and product development as they work through an iterative cycle to develop and implement their solution.
- meet regular deadlines by presenting their work both online and in person.
Upon completion, students may be invited to present their work in an effort to gain startup funding through the Launch Grant program.
Steps for Interested Students
Attend one mandatory ideation session.
Apply by Monday, May 20, 2019. A link to the application will be given at an ideation session. Applications are for the 2019-20 school year.
Compete for a Launch Grant. Upon successful completion of the year-long program, students are invited to compete for a Launch Grant to gain startup funding.
Review the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals