1st Period Engineering (Robotics)
In Robotics students join the TCCHS Cyberstingers robotics teams and compete in the FIRST Tech Challenge competition.
Students design, program, build, and document their experiences during the fall and winter. Beginning in the late fall, students compete in region and district robotics competition. Qualified teams proceed to the Georgia FTC State Championship in February.
You can learn more about the FIRST Tech Challenge on the FIRSTInspires.org website.
Mr. Bellamy recommends that students enroll in the Introduction to Engineering Design class during the 9th or 10th-grade year and complete the design class. Students continue the engineering path by enrolling in subsequent classes that use the robotics challenge. Students in robotics learn programming skills, manufacturing processes, advanced design, and other engineering-related abilities.
2nd Period Law (Debate / Mock Trial)
In Mock Trial students learn to analyze, evaluate and resolve legal disputes. Through case studies, role plays, mock trials, moot court simulations and research, students gain a practical understanding of law and the legal system and how it relates to their everyday lives.
In Debate students learn to analyze, evaluate and resolve legal and political disputes through argument, reason, evidence and oration. Through debate students gain a practical understanding of law, politics and the legal system, and how it relates to their everyday lives. To succeed in debate students must possess a willingness to devote considerable time to research and study and development of critical thinking skills.
3rd Period Introduction to Engineering Design
In Engineering Design, students learn about the entire engineering design process from identifying problems to redesigning new solutions for improvements. The students apply math, science, and engineering standards to projects in a hands-on environment. Sometimes students work alone to accomplish tasks, and, often, they work in teams. The students progress to design using 3-D modeling software and document work in an engineering notebook.
Interested students may apply to join the TCCHS Cyberstingers robotics program and get an early start of the FIRST Tech Challenge competition. After completing the design class, students may continue the engineering path by enrolling in subsequent classes that use the robotics challenge. Students in robotics learn programming skills, manufacturing processes, advanced design, and other engineering-related abilities.