The Robotics elective is designed to introduce students to the basic operation of embedded microcontroller systems. Each student will assemble, code, and test a remote operated vehicle, built on an Arduino MEGA platform. Fundamental concepts of Engineering, Code, and Electromechanical systems will be introduced in class, and reinforced by iterative practice on the ROV system. Robotics also provides a good training base to students interested in trying out for the schools FRC Team: “The Agency”. This course is offered three days weekly to High School, and two days weekly to Middle School students.
FIRST Robotics Team 3021: “The Agency”:
Classical Academy High School is also home to FIRST Robotics Team 3021: “The Agency”. In spring semester fourteen of our students, under the guidance of engineers, programmers, and other mentors from the community, spend six intense weeks designing, fabricating, and programming a robot for the FRC competition. The team puts in hundreds of hours, and dozens of late nights to make the deadline. Participation in the design & fabrication team is competitive; we recommend the Robotics and Computer Science electives, or technology focused college courses, such as mechanics, upper level maths, and computer programming.
Classical Academy High School is the home of one of California’s three High School iGEM (international genetically engineered machines) teams: “The Agency”. Each year a team of our students designs and assembles a unique genetic system, and submits it to Massachusetts Institute of Technology for entry in the High School iGEM competition. Students with strong backgrounds in math and science are the most likely to enjoy and benefit from the challenge of this program. We recommend Chemistry, AP Biology and Algebra II as prerequisites. Prospective team members are encouraged to enroll in the 4th period preparatory course to receive training in basic cell culture, lab book keeping, recombinant DNA and protein work.