Call Us:828-737-0809  /   sandyhortonfps@bellsouth.net   /  8133 NC Highway 181 Newland, NC 28657

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ABOUT NC FPS

 

The North Carolina Future Problem Solving Program engages students in creative problem solving. Founded by creativity pioneer, Dr. E. Paul Torrance, FPSPI stimulates critical and creative thinking skills and encourages students to develop a vision for the future. FPSPI features curricular and co-curricular competitive, as well as non-competitive, activities in creative problem solving. 

 

NC FPS has a mission to develop the ability of young people globally to design and promote positive futures through problem-solving using critical and creative thinking. Through healthy competition and outstanding support from coaches, students are able to shine outside the classroom to solve real-world issues. 

 

Future Problem Solving:

  • Encourages students to improve their critical and analytical thinking skills

  • Aids students in increasing their creative thinking abilities

  • Stimulates students' interest in the future

  • Extends students' written and verbal communication 

  • Provides opportunities to apply process tools and methods to real world problem solving

  • Guides students to become more self-sufficient and responsible

  • Develops teamwork skills and advances responsible group members 

  • Promotes decision-making techniques to reach agreement with team members

  • Provides a problem-solving model students integrate into their lives

Interested in starting a team? Give us a call:

828-737-0809

Our Staff



Sandra Horton - NC FPS Affiliate Director & Evaluation Director

 

Ron Horton - Special Projects/Information Coordinator

 

Judith Geary - Scenario Writing Director

 

Abby Willis - Grants and Business Coordinator

 

In the News:

LOCAL STUDENTS REPRESENT NORTH CAROLINA AT FUTURE PROBLEM SOLVING INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE



Winning the NC FPSP State Championship, students from Scholars’ Academy, a local charter school, went on to represent North Carolina at the International Conference for the second consecutive year.

June 12, 2012

ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADE PROBLEM SOLVER?



As a small town mayor I recently had the opportunity to address a class of smart 5th graders who are launching a Future Problem Solvers group - based on an international program founded in 1974 by the late Dr. E. Paul Torrance. Future Problem Solvers serves to help students learn to think creatively and productively about critical issues.

2010