I love all your feedback and comments, thank you! Anyone want to jump on board and try to flush out this idea? When I came to the OpenIdeo page I had no intention of jumping in, yet here I am and would love to have others join me. I'm a great product/ideas person and would love to find passionate marketing, finance, community building people join the fun!
Definitely has a close connection and broadens the potential opportunities/options for students upon graduating high school. The "boot camp" covers the student who is ready for that immediate transition into career while pursuing a degree via a non-traditional program, while the "GAP year" covers the student who needs a short break from the academic rigor and expectations to find themselves outside of 'school', yet still might want the 4-year college experience. Finding a way to blend these two ideas would be quite fascinating and fun!