Highland Prep features robotics competition teams in VEX Robotics, SeaPerch Robotics, and Zero Robotics.


VEX Robotics
Design System offers students an exciting platform for learning about areas rich with career opportunities spanning science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by creating with VEX Robotics technology. Beyond science and engineering principles, VEX Robotics encourages teamwork, leadership, and problem solving among groups. It also allows educators to easily customize projects to meet the level of students’ abilities. The affordable VEX platform is expanding rapidly and is now found in middle schools, high schools, and university labs around the globe. Robotics hobbyists also appreciate the advanced capabilities of the VEX Robotics System.

High School Competitions: Teams compete regionally and at state qualifiers from November through February. The state championship competition is in March. The national championship competition is in late spring.


SeaPerch Robotics
The SeaPerch Program is an innovative underwater robotics program that equips teachers and students with the resources they need to build an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) in an in-school or out-of-school setting. Students build the ROV from a kit comprised of low-cost, easily accessible parts, following a curriculum that teaches basic engineering and science concepts with a marine engineering theme. Building a SeaPerch ROV teaches basic skills in ship and submarine design and encourages students to explore naval architecture and marine and ocean engineering principles. It also teaches basic science and engineering concepts as well as tool safety and technical procedures. Students learn important engineering and design skills and are exposed to all the exciting careers that are possible in naval architecture and naval, ocean, and marine engineering.

High School Competition: Teams compete in a national competition held in May.

RADC Drones
RADC Drones is an exciting competition that challenges high school teams to showcase their skills in aerial drone operations. Participants will compete in preliminary rounds held from September through December, with teams from both the United States and participating European countries eligible to join. During the competition, teams will navigate their drones through various tasks and challenges in order to demonstrate their technical prowess and problem-solving abilities. The competition provides an opportunity for students to engage in hands-on learning, develop their programming and piloting skills, and showcase their innovative ideas. RADC Drones is supported by an esteemed partnership between the Air Force Research Laboratory and the Civil Air Patrol, fostering a collaborative environment for young enthusiasts to explore the world of drone technology and its applications.