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CyberPatriot High School Team

$250

with Jake Williams

Calendar Next session starts Aug 9, 2018 at 12 pm

CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program.  At the center of CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. The competition puts teams of high school and middle school students in the position of newly hired IT professionals tasked with managing the network of a small company. In the rounds of competition, teams are given a set of virtual images that represent operating systems and are tasked with finding cybersecurity vulnerabilities within the images and hardening the system while maintaining critical services in a six hour period.  Teams compete for the top placement within their state and region, and the top teams in the nation earn all-expenses paid trips to Baltimore, MD for the National Finals Competition where they can earn national recognition and scholarship money.​

The Huntsville STEAM Works High School Team is intended for homeschooled students in grades 9-12, and is capped at 6 students, per competition rules. The team meets concurrently with the middle school school team to learn content, but compete in separate divisions. Practice typically runs 1 hour, but may run longer as needed. Team practice continues through early April for additional study of CyberSecurity content, or for additional practice time if the team advances.

Important Note: Scored rounds take place on competition weekends. The team will coordinate a 6 hour period to compete the weekends of November 2nd, December 7th, January 11th, and (if advancing to the SemiFinals) February 1st. The precise 6-hour blocks will be coordinated by team and coach consensus, but flexibile availability during these weekends is essential to participation. In the event the team advances to finals, the dates are April 7th-11th, 2019.

Full Course

CyberPatriot Middle School Team

$225

with Jake Williams

Calendar Next session starts Aug 9, 2018 at 12 pm

CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program.  At the center of CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. The competition puts teams of high school and middle school students in the position of newly hired IT professionals tasked with managing the network of a small company. In the rounds of competition, teams are given a set of virtual images that represent operating systems and are tasked with finding cybersecurity vulnerabilities within the images and hardening the system while maintaining critical services in a six hour period.  Teams compete for the top placement within their state and region, and the top teams in the nation earn all-expenses paid trips to Baltimore, MD for the National Finals Competition where they can earn national recognition and scholarship money.​

The Huntsville STEAM Works Middle School Team is intended for homeschooled students in grades 6-8, and is capped at 6 students, per competition rules. The team meets concurrently with the high school team to learn the content, but competes in separate divisions. Practice typically runs 1 hour, but may run longer as needed. Team practice continues through early April for additional study of CyberSecurity content, or for additional practice time if the team advances. 

Important Note: Scored rounds take place on competition weekends. The team will coordinate a 6 hour period to compete the weekends of November 2nd, December 7th, January 11th, and (if advancing to the SemiFinals) February 1st. The precise 6-hour blocks will be coordinated by team and coach consensus, but flexibile availability during these weekends is essential to participation.  In the event the team advances to the National Finals, the dates are April 7th-11th, 2019.

Full Course

FIRST LEGO League Homeschool Team

$240

with Jessica Nunno

Calendar Next session starts Aug 23, 2018 at 9 am

FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is an international competition organized by FIRST for elementary and middle school students (ages 9–14). Each year in August, FIRST LEGO League introduces a scientific and real-world challenge for teams to focus and research. The robotics part of the competition involves designing and programming LEGO Mindstorms robots to complete tasks. The students work out solutions to the various problems they are given and then meet for regional tournaments to share their knowledge, compare ideas, and display their robots.

The theme for 2018 is "INTO ORBIT".The precise competition dates are released later in the season, with Regional Competition Date options typically in late November or early December. Teams advancing to the State Competition will have practices extending into January.

FLL Jr. Homeschool Team

$180

with Jessica Nunno

Calendar Next session starts Aug 23, 2018 at 9:30 am

It’s never too early to discover STEM. FIRST LEGO League Jr. is designed to introduce STEM concepts to kids ages 6 to 10 while exciting them through LEGO!

Guided by adult coaches and FIRST LEGO League Jr. Core Values, students build models using LEGO® Education WeDo and create Show Me posters to present what they learned. The program focuses on building interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) through a real-world challenge – to be solved by research, critical thinking, and imagination. This year's challenge: Mission Moon!

Note that the FLL Jr. Team is expected to participate in at least one Expo event. The date will be chosen by team consensus, likely occurring in late fall or early winter.

WeDo Robotics

$160

with Harper Goodman

Calendar Next session starts Aug 14, 2018 at 11 am, runs for 15 weeks

This robotics course intended for homeschooled students in grades K-3. This is our non-competition, casual robotics class for young learners. Students will learn about robotics one hour weekly using LEGO WeDo Robotics. hands-on solution that ignites students’ curiosity, while enhancing their skills in science, engineering, technology, and coding. 





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