- Can anyone join your team?
- What knowledge do I need to join the team?
- Do I need to be at every meeting?
- What if I’m not interested in programming or building?
- Can students get school credit?
- The competition schedule seems intense. How do students manage?
- What is expected from parents?
Any student from grade 8 to 12 can join our team.
Absolutely nothing. We can teach you everything, and we all work together to learn things we need to face the challenges we’re presented.
This is a club, it’s not school. The more you’re involved, the more you’ll learn, and then you’ll be able to do some amazing things.
A team consists of everything from marketing, accounting, advertising, fund raising, cheerleading, scouting, video production, web page maintenance… everything a company does, we do, so there’s bound to be something that piques your interest.
All high school students qualify to get course credit in Career and Technology Studies.
Yes, it’s true we are busy for 6 weeks. Most students come to the club straight from school and finish their homework together before the meetings. There’s a great deal of team support for each other, and sometimes students spend half their night on homework before getting to their team duties. We all understand, we’re in it together and face the same challenges.
Besides supporting students with all the driving to and/or from club meetings, during the six week competition parents all contribute by bringing meals. This usually amounts to feeding the team 4 times per season, with menus as simple as soup and sandwiches. We’re busy, and without your help, most of us just wouldn’t eat! (Hard to tear us away when we’re so focused!)