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RED is an exclusive academic program of BSM, providing students with collaborative hands-on learning experiences that parallel the modern workplace.

RED (Research, Entrepreneurship, Design) challenges students to use creativity and collaboration to solve problems that impact their world.

RED provides students with opportunities for:

  1. Real Processes
    Engaged in authentic collaboration with peers and with experts in the field to produce a real product or process (SWOT, Agile, Scrum, Design Thinking)
  2. Real Audiences
    Made for an audience beyond the classroom with the students aiming towards service, improvement, and impact (partnering with local businesses and corporations)
  3. Real Tools
    Students are required to use tools used in professional businesses and organizations (centrifuges, 3D printing, drone video capture, Adobe Creative Suite, CAD, social media, and more)


In today's world, students will need to have a variety of skills to succeed in college and whatever career path they take after graduation. These include:

  • Persuasion
  • Creativity
  • Collaboration
  • Adaptability
  • Time Management
  • Interpersonal / People Management

RED is ambitious and personalized class providing each student with opportunities to learn and apply these skills while developing project elements and tangible processes. 

Red Capstone Independent Study

Publish a book? Patent an invention? Develop a new app? Found a non-profit? You furnish the dream, and we’ll help partner you with industry mentors and a BSM leadership coach.

This year-long class embraces the mission and vision of the entire RED Department, focusing on offering authentic and collegiate experiences using real world, professional skills to bring your dream to life.

Ambitious Idea
Projects will feel
collegiate and enterprising

Deliverable Outcome
Projects will produce
something tangible

  Self Directed
Projects are developed and
managed by the students


The Design Thinking Methodology of RED


Understand and explore the audiences needs of the community you want to service


Clarify the problem that you are hoping to solve 


Generate lots of ways to solve the problem.


Create a variety of prototypes to explore potential solutions.


Test the prototypes to see how well they can solve the problem. 


Thoughtfully roll out your invention, application or idea to the intended audience

RED is a year-long experiential, self-directed, collaborative course embracing the mission and vision of BSM, by empowering and inspiring learners to contribute meaningfully to a global society.


Steve Pohlen, EdD, Coordinator 

RED Courses include:

  • Accounting
  • Algebra - Social Justice
  • Agile Project Management
  • BioMed (AP Research)
  • Computer Programming
  • Data Analysis
  • Design and Fabrication
  • Engineering
  • Faith In Action
  • Investing and Portfolio Management 
  • Journalism
  • Product Design Art
  • SLIP (Spanish Language Internship Program)
  • Social Justice and the Written Word
  • Web Design
  • Yearbook
  • RED Capstone
    Independent Study

    In this ambitious and personalized class, students will use design thinking and the Agile management process to bring a project to life.

Student Experience Programs at BSM