Competing against 61 teams from across California, the CHAMPS Spur-Flys took home a win yesterday at the VEX Robotics Tournament in San Ramon, California.
The Spur-Flys competed with four teams, two of them moving forward to the quater-finals and one team qualifying to the finals..and to a win!
In 2008 Charter High School of the Arts - Performing and Multimedia (CHAMPS) recognized the urgent need for a vibrant, rigorous and hands-on approach to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) learning for high school students.
Based on our needs assessment, an award-winning Robotics Academy was integrated into the school - since that time the students became the 2009 VEX Robotics World Champions and the 2013 State of California Robotics Champions.
The goal of CHAMPS Robotics Academy is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders. Students are engaged in exciting Robotics-based programs and competitions that build science, engineering and technology skills -- creating opportunities to invent and innovate, and foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.
Graduates from our Robotics Academy have gained admission to many of the top colleges and universities in the nation, including: John Hopkins University, Cooper Union, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Northwestern, Northeastern, Purdue, Brown University and Cornell University.
SPECIAL THANKS: Thank you to Trish Dexter and John Alberon (parent volunteers) for their investment in the Spur-Flys and giving up their weekend to make it possible for the students to compete!