• VEX IQ

    Club Sponsor- 

    Tom Brooks

    tbrooks48@forsyth.k12.ga.us

    (770) 781-4889 ext 290520

    Good afternoon Liberty Families 
     
    I’ve been running a VEX IQ robotics program for the past nine years at a few different schools. I’ve been the robotics coach at Liberty for the past six years and really enjoy being the coach. I get to let my inner child out and have some fun with my students when building the robots.
     
    For the 2023-2024 Full Volume season, one of the five robotics teams at Liberty was able to move on to the Georgia State Championship level and then on to the Robotics World Championship in Dallas, TX. This will be Liberty's Robotics Team's second trip to the World Championship!
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    Parents can find out more information about the VEX IQ program through resources available at vexrobotics.com.
     
    Students can find out more information at this link.

    News:  STUDENT POSITIONS FOR THE 2024-2025 SEASON WILL BE OPEN FOR APPLICATION AFTER SPRING BREAK. For the 2024-2025 season, I will host five teams at Liberty. With only five teams with a maximum of four students per team, spots in the program are limited and are filled up quickly.

    For the most part, if a student joins the team in 6th grade, they're on the team through 8th grade, unless there's a change in interest or behavior related issue. From year to year, this can often limit the number of available openings. For the 2023-2024 season, nearly half of the students are in 8th grade and will leave the program at the end of the year. This will allow for around 12 openings for the 2024-2025 season. 

    I personally consider my VEX IQ Robotics Teams as important as any sports team here at Liberty. My goal is to coach and support my team members towards the ultimate goals of the Georgia State VEX IQ Middle School Championship and onward to the VEX IQ Worlds Competition. The Robotics Team at Liberty is a highly competitive group and should not be considered as an average after-school program.The goal of every team member must be to work hard and become a championship level team.

    Entry into the VEX IQ program usually begins towards the end of each school year as the game is revealed for the following season. Students will fill out an application, strategize a particular element of a challenge, and build one side of a drive train for a robot. Academic success and behavior will also be reviewed for each applicant. 

    Due to rising costs everywhere, the cost for the VEX IQ program unfortunately has to increase as well. The annual is now $200.00 per student. This covers the yearly registration of each team (increased), registration for each team for the competitive events, a team shirt or jacket, additional parts that students may need, as well as possible meals at the events. This can be a substantial investment for a family, and it must be understood that student misbehavior during meetings and any other related event, can result in that student's dismissal from the program with no refund of fees.

    Middle schools will compete in the VEX IQ Rapid Relay challenge for the 2024-25 season.

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    There will be a total of four competitions that the teams will attend at Otwell Middle School. All will take place on Saturdays.

    Each team will be guaranteed at least three of the four competitions.

    The VEX IQ Robotics Club is a STEM-based program (science, technology, engineering and math) that is 100% hands-on and introduces students to the field of robotics and supporting technology. Students work as teams to create robots that are programmed and controlled by the students to perform both autonomous and driver-directed actions in competition. Students compete in regional, state, and even global competitions with their robots. Our arena of competition is at local middle and high schools with the VEX Robotics program.
     
    General information on the VEX IQ program is available on this page: Current Game
Last Modified on May 6, 2024