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This 7th/8th grade course, based on the Middle School Texas Performance Standards Project for gifted and talented students, offers a non-traditional learning experience to those students who have the ability to create innovative products or performances. Students will develop a product proposal, compile a portfolio, conduct in-depth research, and make prepared presentations about their research, product(s), or performance(s). Under the supervision of the Independent Studies coordinator, students will work to create related product(s) with real-world application(s) and tangible documentation. Students will be provided with opportunities to share their presentations and receive evaluative feedback multiple times in a variety of venues with authentic audiences.
Prerequisite: Approval of Independent Studies Review Committee