A program at Argyle Middle School, a technology magnet school, called the Capstone program. Students in grade 8 form groups and utilize Junior Achievement curriculum to create small businesses. We pair them up with a business or non-profit who meets with the students to discuss a solution to a problem they would like to be solved through technology, or a technology-related product they would like produced. The students spend the year in development and deliver it at the end of the school year.
There is no cost for the companies or non-profit organization and represents only about 6 hours of a person's time over the course of the school year. If the companies like and use the technology product we create, we pass over ownership over to the company or non-profit organization so they can use it.
To read all about the program, click Argyle ASK.docx, and if you have any questions, contact Peter Daddone who is the coordinator of the program.