What is Mentoring?

For regions that do not currently have an FPS program, there are still many opportunities to participate. The FPSPI Office works with coaches interested in bringing FPS to their students, no matter where they are. Mentoring can start with a single coach and student, or include an entire school district, region, or state. All FPS components are available through the mentoring program.

Who can get involved?

FPS can be incorporated into classroom curriculum, an after school program, or separate from any school affiliation. If you are interested in examining the challenges of tomorrow in a creative and exciting manner, then FPS is for you! Whatever manner of participation works best for you is the one we encourage.

Which students can participate?

Participants in the FPS Mentoring program range in grade from K-12. The USA grade equivalent divisions are as follows:
  • Primary - (grade K-3)
  • Junior - (grade 4-6)
  • Middle - (grades 7-9)
  • Senior - (grades 10-12)
PLEASE NOTE: All materials and evaluations are provided in English. Student work must be submitted in English. Any needed translation must occur prior to submission.

Mentoring at FPS

Mentoring at FPS

What is the timeline?

The typical mentoring calendar follows an approximate school year of September-May, though there are options available for alternate style calendars. Dates vary depending on the components entered, however all registration for the 2019-20 competitive season must be completed by January 2020.

Where do I start?

Check out this flier to consider the components available. Please share it with parents, teachers, principals, students, and administrators as you explore FPS. Pricing for mentoring coaches and components are listed at the bottom of this page.

Contact Kyla@fpspi.org for specific dates, details, questions, or to get started.

2018-19 Future Problem Solving Mentored Areas:

Beijing
Chongqing
France
Hong Kong
India
Israel
Louisiana
Macau
Norway
Republic of Georgia
Shanghai
South Carolina
Thailand
US D.O.D. Schools Korea

Mentoring at FPS

How much does it cost?

Coach Registration

There is a one-time annual Coach Fee that allows an individual to register one or more students in all components.

  • New Coach Fee = $50
  • Returning Coach Fee = $40

** Please Note: A coach can have multiple student registrations under the one coach fee.

Click Here to Register as a Mentored Coach

Component Registration

Each component registration includes Component Instructions, Overviews, Tips for Coaches, Evaluation Guidelines, Scoring Documents, a Designated Mentor, and all necessary information to compete.

GIPS Registration - Each individual = $100 / Each team = $125

  • Includes evaluations of student work for PP#1, PP#2, and Qualifying Problem
  • Additional fees and invitation required for Affiliate Bowl competition

CmPS Registration - Each project = $115

  • Includes Progress Report Feedback and assessment of Final Project
  • Additional fees required for subsequent rounds of competition

ScP Registration - Each submission - $40

  • Includes assessment of Final entry and eligibility for International Conference Invitation

SW Registration - Premium submission = $75

  • Includes progress feedback on draft submission and
  • Assessment of Final submission entry and eligibility for International Scenario Writing Competition

SW Registration - Final submission = $50

  • Includes assessment of Final entry and eligibility for International Scenario Writing Competition