Highlands Ranch High School's FRC Robotics

About us

Highlands Ranch High School is in the process of creating a FIRST Robotics Team. We will be observing, planning, and organizing in 2015 and will register to participate as a rookie team for the 2016 season. The HRHS tea will be run as part of our Tech Lab 1 and 2 classes starting in the Fall Semester of 2015. In Tech Lab 1 students will learn everything they need to be a productive member of our FRC team.
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This year is our team’s first year participating in the First Robotics Competition, as a result many of the members of our team this year are freshman and entirely new to this kind of competition. Due to this, a major goal this year is to provide them with some basic skills needed to create a robot of this scale as well as teach them what is required to successfully complete a project of this scale. As a team we also all participate in raising money and sharing what we are doing with the rest of the school, feeder schools, and larger community. We want to make sure our students have so much fun with STEM that they can't help themselves but to share that joy with everyone. If we accomplish this it would have been a successful season regardless of our standings at competition.

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Team Structure

The structure of the team will affect our over all success as well as how we work together, make decisions, and interact with others. This structure will determine how we divide work, ensure all work is completed, and provide clarity about who is in charge of what. When someone outside or inside the team has a question, they will know who to go to in order to get it answered. The team structure shows what we value and how we go about designing the robot for the competition each year.
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We call FIRST Robotics Competition the ultimate Sport for the Mind. High-school student participants call it “the hardest fun you’ll ever have.” Under strict rules, limited resources, and an intense six-week time limit, teams of 20 or more students are challenged to raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors. It’s as close to real-world engineering as a student can get.