Robotics Overview

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    Launched in 2017 with a Cabarrus County Schools robotics grant, the HiRMS robotics team 6th-8th graders is comprised of small co-ed groups of students who design, build, and code robots to compete in challenges against other school teams. Part of the global VEX Robotics platform, these exciting, open-ended systems enhance science, technology, engineering, and mathematics skills.

    VEX isn’t just for future roboticists – it  teaches everything from engineering and computer science to life skills like teamwork, project management, and critical thinking. The HiRMS Ragin’ Robotics Team is cultivating problem-solving leaders!

                    HiRMS has several VEX teams: Vex IQ with snap together plastic and the more advanced Vex EDR with aluminum and steel systems. The robots are designed to be programmed and piloted on a contained “Zone Field” to gather and stack designated objects (“Zone Elements”) into goals for points. Challenges change annually in March when new Zone Elements are announced.

    HiRMS Vex seasons begin each September with planning, designing, building, and programming continuing through March. Vex IQ Challenges and Competitions run from November – February with state and world championships each March. Our teams work to compete locally, then nationally, then globally! The program continues through college aged students.

                     The Ragin’ Robotics team is competitive and meets twice weekly all year long. Current HiRMS student applications to the team are accepted will be available each fall. Listen to morning announcements for more information. All students are encouraged to apply! Download and submit an application or contact Robotics Coach Eason at or 704-260-6490.


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