The colored buttons program is a Small t Academy method for recognizing proficiency in the various sciences.

Everyone starts out with white buttons on their lab coats.  As proficiency tests are passed, colored buttons are awarded to the student.

100% accuracy is required on all button tests of knowledge and skills.  See why on the Frequently Asked Questions page.

Students with higher wavelength buttons are then given more responsibility and latitude when experimenting. They are also allowed to do more “dangerous” experiments since safety proficiency is a part of each button testing!