Robotics is one of St. Bernard High School's co-curricular STEM programs. As the only Catholic high school on Silicon Beach, we have a commitment to helping our students not only to be prepared for the technology they will encounter in college, but to learn the skills necessary to compete in the global economy. Students use the same technology used by industry professionals to put their math and science lessons into motion, adding a tangible element to their learning. Students are able to put their hypotheses to the test and gain immediate results, helping them to design and build working solutions.
Guided by a moderator with a PhD in engineering and a background at NASA, the Robotics team competes against other schools, further offering students real-life opportunities and rigor in a fun atmosphere.
The Robotics program allows St. Bernard High School to expand our science and math curriculum to include the fields of engineering and coding, disciplines representing a growing industry in terms of educational and job opportunities. St. Bernard High School is dedicated to helping students find their passion and develop that passion as we prepare them for college and career. The Robotics program provides students an opportunity to learn STEM principles that will aid them in their future vocations, build their resumes, and gain an advantage when applying to highly competitive STEM programs.
Nestled between Silicon beach and the Aerospace industry, St. Bernard High School has been fortunate to be able to partner with local hi-tech and engineering companies to provide more opportunities for Viking students.
The Aerospace Corporation
The Robotics Team has a designated Physics and Engineering Lab where they can run tests and practice engineering challenges. This lab is supplemented with a separate MakerSpace where students can design and produce tools and gadgets that connect learning in science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics.