I. Research Skills - Develops advanced research skills and methods which includes in-depth self-selected topics within an area of study. II. Cognitive Skills - Develops and practices creative thinking and creative problem solving skills within a variety of complex topics. III. Learning Skills - Develops and practices critical thinking and logical problem solving skills in academic areas. IV. Communication Skills - Develops advanced communication skills via new techniques, materials, and formats (written, oral, or visual) in products and through presentations shared with an audience. V. Affective Skills - Develops an understanding of self and how their unique characteristics may influence interactions with others.