What is
Future City High School?

High School STEM Program

Future City High School engages 9th through 12th grade students in imagining, researching, designing, and building cities of the future. 

2024-2025 Challenge:

Design a floating city while providing two innovative examples of how your floating city works and keeps its citizens healthy and safe.

What Do Students Do?

Emphasizing the engineering design process and project management, students collaborate in teams, led by Coaches, to create an essay and design a digital model showcasing a sustainable city solving the annual challenge.

With a focus on career exploration, building and maintaining STEM skills, and studying sustainable technologies, Future City High School culminates in a live presentation in front of a panel of STEM professionals.

What’s needed?

Dedicated Coach - Could be an educator, engineer, or anyone in between

3-5 High School Students

Ability to meet once a week for 2-3 hours

Access to computer and internet

$300-$450 Registration Fee per team

Up to $100 budget for model and presentation materials

Important Dates at a Glance

JulyCoach and Student Registration opens
AugustFuture City Handbook released
September-DecemberFuture City Teams kick off their projects by researching, designing, and building their essay and model.
JanuaryVirtual Qualification Round (Competition Access Only)
FebruaryFinals in Washington, DC (Competition Access Only)

“My high school students loved working on the Future City project and they are already planning their next city of the future. They are fired up to win scholarships in the future.”

– High School Coach

“The Future City High School program has helped me and my students brainstorm, problem solve and learn a new digital skill.”

– High School Coach


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