Innovation at Synapse is a cohesive 9-year program that is dedicated to developing creative fluency and confidence, to help students bridge the gap between imagination and action. Innovation classes include Computer Science and Technology, Performing Arts (music, drama, movement), Visual Arts & Design, and Social Innovation. Our students:
Learn to master the design-thinking competencies of the Synapse Innovation Model.
Hone EQ competencies and a Growth Mindset.
Acquire new skills in a variety of subject areas and the confidence to use them.
Explore an integrative approach to their academic projects.
The Innovation Model
The Synapse Innovation Model contains eight competencies to help students Explore a challenge, Envision potential solutions, and Execute on their vision. Our model is cyclical to signify that the pursuit for positive change is iterative and a never-ending quest. Our Innovation Model is fueled by our EQ model - Know Yourself, Choose Yourself, Give Yourself. Both models integrate seamlessly to generate a process that is dedicated to a noble goal, in service of others, and inspired by empathy.
Some examples of year-long, all school, cross-disciplinary projects that epitomize Innovation at Synapse include: