How much does it cost?
Prosper ISD will pay for your team's registration and regional tournament fees, but you MUST register by the December 5th deadline. The Team Challenge budget ($0 - $200 depending on the challenge), regional or school t-shirts, and the costs of any additional NExT workshops the team attends are the responsibility of the team.
How do I get my child on a DI team?
Ask your campus DI contact if there is already a program at your school. Please reference this chart to find your campus DI contact! If you don't see your school on the list, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your school doesn't have a DI program yet, consider hosting an awareness meeting and inviting parents and students to come learn more about Destination Imagination. The best way to guarantee your child is on a DI team is to start a team!
Who can be on the team?
All team members must be current Prosper ISD students. Teams can have students from multiple PISD schools. Members can be in the same grade or different grades, but team will compete at the level of the older team member (see the Rules of the Road for more information).
How may people can be on the team?
Teams may have 2 - 7 members.
Does my child need to be in the Gifted program to do DI?
No! Though Destination Imagination is excellent enrichment for Gifted and Talented students, students of varying ability levels and talents participate, grow and succeed in the program. In Prosper ISD, Destination Imagination is open to any current Prosper student.
Who will run the team?
In Prosper, Destination Imagination teams are parent led. The NExT region offers a comprehensive training program to teach and guide you and your team through the DI season. The person who leads a Destination Imagination team is called a Team Manager.
What are the PISD requirements to manage a team?
Team Managers must submit a PISD background check through their child's campus. Even though most DI teams meet off campus, the teams are affiliated with their PISD school.
Where will the team meet?
In Prosper, most teams meet outside of school. Because teams only have 2-7 members, teams usually meet in homes. Team parents and the team manager will work together to decide on the location and meeting frequency.
How much time does this take?
The time commitment varies widely by team age, experience level, and dedication. Team choose when and where they meet. Most teams meet once a week early in the season, and add extra meetings as the tournament approaches. School holidays are a great time for teams to meet and get a lot of work done on a Challenge Solution.
How do I get a team number?
Deneen Wike (Administrative Assistant to Advanced Academics) will notify team managers. Talk to your campus DI contact for more information.
How do I get copies of the Challenges and Program Materials?
There is a new process for getting your materials this year. Please visit our "Choosing your Challenge" page for details!
A campus DI contact is your go-to person for information about Destination Imagination at your school. They will help you schedule or plug into an awareness meeting, distribute team numbers, and help with team formation at your school. Though they do not usually manage teams, they are your first stop in the team formation process.
A list of Prosper ISD campus coordinators can be found here.
Don't see your school listed? Contact your principal, your school's GT teacher or email@example.com.