The Heritage Robotics program currently spans 4th - 12th grade. We have 5 Elementary School teams, 7 Middle School teams, and 3 High School teams, with 80+ students involved. In addition to learning valuable engineering and programming skills, these robotics students focus on innovation, collaboration, project management, and critical thinking skills. Over the past 4 years, our Robotics program has earned a well-respected place in the city and state for the success of our teams. Heritage Christian Robotics strives to emphasize the "win" of growth in students, rather than only the "win" of trophies. That dedication to the students' growth has helped them achieve the following:
- 2015 City Champions: Middle School
- 2015 State Champions: Middle School
- 2015 World Champions: Middle School
- 2016 City Champions: High School, Middle School
- 2016 City Programming Skills Champions: High School
- 2016 City Robot/Programming Skills Champions: Elementary School
- 2016 State Champions: Middle School, Elementary School
- 2016 World Programming Skills Champions: Elementary
VEX & VEX IQ Robotics
Our Elementary and Middle School Robotics teams participate in the VEX IQ Robotics platform. Our High School teams participate in the VEX Robotics platform. VEX Robotics is the largest and fastest growing middle and high school robotics program globally. Their program involves more than 12,000 teams from over 33 countries playing in over 1,000 tournaments worldwide.
Each year in April, an exciting engineering challenge is presented in the form of a game. (Please watch the videos below for this year's VEX and VEX IQ challenges). Each team must decide how to design and program their robot to successfully score the most points throughout year-round competitions. Our students agree that they love the energy and excitement at these competitions and strive each year to compete with excellence in hopes of qualifying for State, National, and even World Championships! The VEX Robotics Competitions are a great way to encourage students to become future innovators with 95% of VEX/VEX IQ participants reporting an increased interest in STEM subject areas and pursuing STEM-related careers.