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Robotics is offered at both the middle school and high school level.
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Westlake Robotics provides the opportunity for students to learn real-world STEM skills in an exciting and fun environment both during and after school. Students learn technical skills such as mechanical design; CAD; machining; programming; electronics, and non-technical skills such as teamwork; communication; public speaking; and project management. At Westlake High School, there are six pre-engineering and robotics courses available for students, such as 3D Design and Presentation, Invention and Innovation, Robotics Engineering, Robotics II and III. This hands-on curriculum progressively teaches STEM skills while inspiring innovation and creativity.
Middle school robotics is focused on providing students an opportunity to investigate science and engineering in a hands-on setting using robots. Students have the opportunity to work at the level they feel comfortable with. We use several different platforms for building and programming ranging from drag and drop programming with prefabricated parts to text based programming and metal building materials.