Gears in motion, ideas in action – it’s robotics. Coding week may have come to a close, but registration for the 2024 K12 Robotics League is officially open. Now is your chance to get in on the robotic action and put your coding skill to the test by registering for the K12 Robotics League.
In a world where technology is advancing at an exceptional rate, it’s more important than ever for students to be equipped with the skills and knowledge they’ll need to thrive in the future. Registering for the K12 Robotics League is not just an opportunity to engage with cool gadgets and fellow coders—it’s a chance for students to become the innovators and leaders of tomorrow.
What is the 2024 K12 Robotics League?
The 2024 K12 Robotics League is a series of are three virtual robotic competitions, and a final in-person national competition using Cogmation software. Differing from last year’s competition, the new K12 Robotics League is now open to ALL students across the country in grades fourth through twelfth.
Using Cogmation software, students will virtually design, build, and program robots for the K12 Robotics League competitions. Students will test and perfect their code together and virtually using Cogmation software.
Students compete as a team with 2-3 members in their respective grade bands and skill levels. Grade bands are 4th–6th, 7th–9th, and 10th–12th with intermediate and advanced skill levels.
The 2024 K12 Robotics League is made up of three virtual rounds and one final in-person round. The final round invites the top 18 teams from each grade band and skill level for a national in-person competition in June 2024.
2024 K12 Robotics League Schedule:
- Initial Friendly Round (virtual) January 24th, 2024
- 1ST– Round Qualifier (virtual) March 11th– 15th 2024
- 2nd – Round Qualifier (virtual) April 8th-12th 2024
- Final Round (in-person) June 2024
Who Can Register?
All students in grades fourth through twelfth are invited to register for the 2024 K12 Robotics Leage. This means that any student, regardless of being enrolled in a K12-powered school or not, is eligible to participate in the K12 Robotics League.
If a student is registering as a solo student (without a teammate), they will be paired with a virtual “RoBo buddy”- a fellow K12 Robotics leaguer in the same grade band and skill level.
All students must register with an instructor. Your instructor can be a parent, guardian, teacher, learning coach, or other adult to be a mentor or guide.
K12 will provide live and on-demand training for instructors to help navigate Cogmation software and challenges. Training will cover different topics such as robot design, programming, and problem solving.
Live sessions will be held once a week to answer any questions that may arise on your road to robotics, and on-demand sessions will be available in late October or early November. Dates will be available to registered participants.