Despite being one of the most exciting and rapidly growing fields in recent years, robotics as an academic field is outside the scope of traditional high school curriculums. At Randolph-Macon Academy, however, students with a natural flair for robotics can pursue their passions and gain essential life and career skills that will prove helpful to them well after their academic journey at our school ends.
Robotics is a vital part of our hands-on and engaging Computer Science course. The rigorous, practical course introduces students to the field of computer science, taking in such aspects as the fundamentals of computer programming and robotics. If robotics is a field that interests you, discover how our comprehensive robotics program can bring your passion to life in this blog.
Our Comprehensive Computer Science Course Provides A Solid Foundation in Computer Programming and Robotics
One of the first steps to robotics success is to develop a solid understanding of the underlying principles of robotics and how they are used to create new technologies. Our preparatory school offers a comprehensive computer science curriculum that covers everything from the basics of computer programming to the latest developments in robotics.
In our VEX IQ robotics classes, students get to explore the basics of programming using Java and cutting-edge principles for the design, construction, and operation of robotic systems alongside their technologically-inclined peers. Our practical curriculum also offers several opportunities for students to build up their creativity, problem-solving, and collaboration skills.
Our faculty consists of experienced educators who are passionate about robotics and who are dedicated to helping students achieve their goals. With a wide range of hands-on activities and projects, our students will gain a deep understanding of robotics and the tools and techniques used to develop new technologies.
Our Preparatory School Students Enjoy Exposure to the Latest Innovations
Another key advantage of studying robotics at R-MA is exposure to the latest technologies and innovations. Our school has a dedicated robotics lab that houses the newest hardware and software, providing students with the opportunity to work on cutting-edge projects and technologies. In addition, students in our private boarding school attend several workshops hosted by industry professionals who provide insights into the latest trends and developments in the field. This exposure not only broadens students’ understanding of the field but also provides them with the opportunity to make important connections and build relationships with professionals who can help them achieve their career goals after they graduate from our private boarding school.
Opportunities to Hone Soft Skills Through Healthy Competition
At R-MA, we believe that students who are passionate about robotics should have the opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the world. Our school offers students the opportunity to participate in robotics competitions, where they can put their skills to the test and demonstrate their abilities to their colleagues.
These competitions not only provide students with the opportunity to showcase their abilities but also enable them to work with others and collaborate on challenging projects. During these competitions, students work in groups, which helps develop their communication, teamwork, critical thinking, and collaboration skills.
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