Genius Hour 2017-2018

Quarterly Passion Projects

Genius hour allows students to explore their own passions and encourages creativity in the classroom.

It provides students a choice in what they learn every Friday.

Each quarter throughout the year students will choose to complete a genius hour project. The genius project is self selected, as long as it taps into one of the menu choices below. By the end of the school year, students will have completed all four types of genius projects on topics of their own choosing.

Help Make the World/Community

A Better Place

A map of world shorelines and


A genius solves a problem in a way no one else could.  A genius looks at a problem with fresh eyes.  A genius is ready make a unique impact on the world; solve a problem in a new way.

For this genius project choose a problem and find a solution that will benefit others on a community or global scale.

The UnGoogleable

Google, Search Engine

A genius begins with a question that hasn’t been answered anywhere, ever. A question that takes time to answer. It has an UnGoogleAble answer.

This genius hour project requires students to research something that goes beyond facts and summary but requires analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.  Students will look at multiple theories and present their findings.



A genius gives the world something it didn't know was missing.  

For this genius project you will create or make something. You can build, design, or create something from scratch.



A genius seeks to gain knowledge about something that interests them. It takes 10,000 hours to get to mastery.

For this genius project students will spend their hours practicing and mastering a personal passion of theirs.