What is an Open Affiliate?
For geographic areas that are not currently served by an active FPS program, there are still opportunities to participate. The FPSPI Office works with coaches interested in bringing FPS to their students, no matter where they are. FPSPI provides materials and guidance so that coaches (teachers, parents, or others) can teach students the FPS process. FPSPI also coordinates evaluations to provide students and coaches with authentic feedback on their work. Based on the work submitted, students are eligible to be invited to participate in the International Conference. All FPS components are available through the mentoring program.
Involvement can begin with a single coach and student, and entire classroom or school. For larger groups – school districts, regions, states – please inquire about the Mentoring process.
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.
Individuals or teams of students may participate (depending on the selected competition). A “coach” can be a teacher, a parent, or other adult that is willing to familiarize themselves with FPS, and work with students to coordinate their participation and submission of work.
Which students can participate?Participants in the FPS Mentoring program range in grade from 4-12. The USA grade equivalent divisions are as follows:
- Junior - (grade 4-6)
- Middle - (grades 7-9)
- Senior - (grades 10-12)
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. Depending on the component, registration closes in January/February. Click here to view the proposed calendar.
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.
How much does it cost?
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.
** This is only for those people without an affiliate program that are working with the International Office directly.
Click Here to Register as a Mentored Coach
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, Qualifying Problem, and the Affiliate Bowl competition
CmPS Registration - Each project = $115
- Includes Progress Report Feedback and assessment of Final Project
ScP Registration - Each submission - $40
- Includes assessment of Final entry and eligibility for International Conference Invitation
SW Registration - Premium submission = $60
- Includes progress feedback on draft submission and Assessment of Final submission entry and eligibility for International Scenario Writing Competition
SW Registration - Basic submission = $40
- Includes assessment of Final entry and eligibility for International Scenario Writing Competition