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Robotics71 is a district-wide after school robotics program offered to Comox Valley students Grade 8 through Grade 12.

Robotics71 has previously been the umbrella name for Vex Robotics teams at NIDES (7842), Mark R. Isfeld (1136), G.P. Vanier (149) and Highland Secondary(1139).  We also support Lego Robotics, Skills Canada Robotics and FIRST Robotics all of which have been offered to Comox Valley Students for over a decade.  We have now consolidated into an accredited district-wide program, offered to all high school students in school district 71.

Robotics incorporates mechanics, coding, driving skills and teamwork, and provides students with a solid foundation of hands-on and technical skills for futures in STEAM fields like engineering, automation and computer science.

Robotics71 Team – For Grade 9-12s

Location: Highland Secondary School Auto Shop (The “BotShop”)

Start Date: September 12, 2023

Program End Date: June 30, 2024

Hours: 4:00pm to 6:00pm (There is time for students from other schools to arrive by bus).  We also have optional late evenings once per week (until 7:30 or so)

Days of the week: Tuesday and Thursday

Instructor/Coach: Travis Lawrenuk (Highland Secondary Technology/Shop Teacher)

Potential Course Credit:  Depending on a students involvement, at grade 10, 11, or 12 you can receive credit for; Robotics 10, Robotics 11, Engineering 11, Engineering 12, Mechatronics 12, Robotics 12 and potentially others.

Program Fee: $150

Registration is required, please contact (Highland Secondary Technology Teacher) or, (District Careers Coordinator – Trades/ADST)

2023-2024 Robotics71 Sponsors
(Vex & FIRST)