For Students

How do I become involved?

The application window for the 2023-24 season closes on Thursday, August 31st at 5:00 pm.  Please see below for the student ID numbers of those selected.

Club Calendar

Click here for the calendar of meetings and upcoming tournaments.  The calendar will be continuously updated throughout the season.

Did I make the club?

If your student ID number appears here, you made the club.  If not, please scroll down to see other opportunities listed below.

I'm in the club.

What are the expectations?

Please refer to the Club Expectations page.

When do we meet?

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:45 pm to 5:00pm in the Birkett Freshman Center, Room H123.

When are our competitions?

Local, qualifying competitions occur from roughly October through early February.  The state competition typically occurs in late February or early March, and the VEX World Championships typically occurs in late April.  The district supports qualifying competitions and the state competition.  The VEX World Championships is not supported by the district.

Will there be additional costs that my family will need to cover?

All participants must pay the district activity fee (approximately $200).  The VEX World Championships (Dallas, TX), should any team qualify, must be paid for by the participants. The cost may be substantial to cover air and ground transportation, hotel, registration, and other costs.  The exact cost will be calculated as these events approach.  Each student and their families will determine individually whether or not to participate in this event (if qualified).

How do I check out equipment?

Equipment will not be checked out.  All work will be done at Neuqua Valley with equipment transported to and from Neuqua Valley to tournaments.

I didn't make the club.  What else can I do?

The most difficult aspect of the NVHS Robotics Club is that there are always more students interested than the club can accommodate.  Resources that support the club--equipment, registration funds, work space, and staffing–limit the club to seven teams with six students per team.  It is heartbreaking to know that some eager students will be excluded from the club roster.  However, all students who applied, but were not accepted, will be placed on a wait list should an opening occur during the season.  There are also other options to pursue robotics and STEM interests: