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Unlock Student Passion and Potential

The Skills21 Personal Interest Project (PIP) provides an opportunity for students to follow their passions and complete a project where they can “learn, solve, make, or do” while mastering high leverage skills necessary for school and beyond. Personal Interest Projects offer students empowered participation to explore their own identity, to make meaningful connections, and to enjoy a true sense of belonging. 

PIP Overview (At-Home Schooling)
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STep-by-step Curriculum

The PIP curriculum features 12 scaffolded project tasks and 20 supporting videos that guide students in grades 5-12 through each phase of their project and culminates in a compelling Project Portfolio.

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The Launchpad dashboard gives teachers the ability to easily monitor student progress and engagement with their projects. The dashboard provides real-time updates, allowing teachers to gauge student performance, identify areas of improvement, and offer timely feedback. 

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enrichment to whole school

Schools are implementing PIP with 5th through 12 grade students in a range of settings from supporting unique groups of learners (enrichment, re-engagement, credit recovery) to school wide implementation in WIN and other student-centered learning blocks.

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high school credit

An integrated academic PIP allows high school students to engage in a personally relevant project while earning high school credit in areas including humanities, STEM, electives, and the Mastery Based Diploma Assessment in several states. 

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launchpad platform

Skills21’s Launchpad platform allows students to document their Personal Interest Project through a compelling PIP portfolio.  A student’s portfolio can include documents, slides, images, photos, GIFs, and videos - everything they need to create a visually exciting demonstration of their project online.

student creating a project profile for their Skills21 Personal Interest Project

dedicated coaching

Schools participating in PIP have access to a dedicated coach who will work closely with the teacher and students throughout the PIP Process. Coaching support can be provided by email, phone or through online meetings.

students and teachers getting coached during the Skills21 Personal Interest Project.

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COVID Relief Fund Alignment

The Skills21 Capstone Program aligns with COVID Relief Funding priorities and funds may be used to purchase student licenses, professional development and coaching for the Skills21 PIP Program. 

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Personal Interest Projects (PIP) allow students to demonstrate a wide variety of college and career readiness skills and can be leveraged for both honors credit and credit recovery.




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Personal Interest Projects (PIP) all include activities that challenge students to communicate and collaborate with family, peers and community experts.

Family & Community Connection


Personal Interest Projects (PIP) can work in remote, in-person and hybrid school models. Skills21 can provide staff development and students can access their project on any device.

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Personal Interest Projects (PIP) are well suited for out-of-school time implementations including summer school and enrichment programming.

Summer Enrichment 

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