TVP Robotics Application (Grades 6-8)
Dear Students and Parents,

Trivium Preparatory Academy will continuing and expanding our successful LEGO Robotics Club for our middle schoolers in September! We can select a team of (at maximum) 10 members ranging from the ages of 9-14. Since we are adding a 2nd team, we can accept up to 20 students. If your student is selected, they will be required to attend a weekly practice and the regional qualifier that will be in November - Early January.

Meetings are held after school on Mondays for two hours. Attendance is mandatory. The team will be selected based on the applications submitted. A panel of Trivium Prep teachers will review and rank the applications.

Club cost: $175 for the year

What is FIRST LEGO League (FLL)
Every year, FIRST LEGO League releases a Challenge, which is based on a real-world scientific topic.

Each Challenge has three parts: the Robot Game, the Project, and the Core Values. Teams of up to ten children, with at least two adult coaches, participate in the Challenge by programming an autonomous robot to score points on a themed playing field (Robot Game), developing a solution to a problem they have identified (Project), all guided by the FIRST LEGO League Core Values. Teams may then attend an official tournament, hosted by our FIRST LEGO League Partners. Throughout the year, teams solve problems under time pressure with insufficient resources and unknown competitors. FLL is a small microcosm of real business life in all its respects.

Past Challenges have been based on topics such as nanotechnology, climate, quality of life for the handicapped population, hydrodynamics, and transportation. By designing the Challenges around such topics, participants are exposed to potential career paths within a chosen Challenge topic, in addition to solidifying the STEM principles that naturally come from participating in the program. Team members also learn valuable life and employment skills which will benefit them no matter which career path they choose.

Next years challenge.... INTO ORBIT!

FIRST LEGO League teams get to
- Research challenges facing today’s scientists
- Design, build, test and program robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS technology
- Apply real-world math and science concepts
- Learn critical thinking, team-building, and presentation skills
- Participate in tournaments and celebrations
- Understand and practice Gracious Professionalism
Core Values
The FIRST LEGO League Core Values are the cornerstones of the program. They are among the fundamental elements that distinguish FIRST LEGO League from other programs of its kind. By embracing the Core Values, participants learn that friendly competition and mutual gain are not separate goals, and that helping one another is the foundation of teamwork.

- We are a team.
- We do the work to find solutions with guidance from our coaches and mentors.
- We know our coaches and mentors don't have all the answers; we learn together.
- We honor the spirit of friendly competition.
- What we discover is more important than what we win.
- We share our experiences with others.
- We display Gracious Professionalism® and Coopertition® in everything we do.
- We have FUN!

Rolling Admission - Fall deadline 8/31
We currently have 6-7 spaces for our middle school robotics program.
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