Legacy Traditional School – Gilbert will soon offer a new elective course for its Gilbert junior high students who are interested in STEM-focused classes.
Beginning in January 2019, they will offer Vex Robotics as an elective for students in grades 7 and 8. In Vex Robotics, students will get an interactive introduction into the field of robotics and its real-life application in the 21st century. Using STEM standards and hands-on challenges, students will develop their own robots as they learn basic coding and problem-solving skills.
“In today’s technology-driven world, it is more important than ever that we prepare students with coding and computer programming skills like those offered by this program,” said Valerie Merrill, principal of Legacy Traditional School’s Gilbert campus.
“Over the last several years, coding and robotics have quickly become among the most in-demand skills across virtually every industry. Providing Legacy students with a jumpstart now – while igniting an early interest in STEM fields – will be invaluable when they enter the workforce and compete for the jobs of the future,” continued Merrill.