LAKE LURE, N.C. (April 13, 2015): Since the start of the school year, dedicated students from Lake Lure Classical Academy’s 4th, 5th and 6th grades have spent their Thursday afternoons designing, building, and testing robots using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® technology. Guided by their imagination and adult coaches from Cyberkids Robotics, these students have applied “real world” math and science concepts, and learned critical thinking and team-building skills.
Led by LLCA 5th grade teacher Kate Levea, robotics students have been building their robots from a prototype, and learning how to program it to complete specific missions on a course. They have worked as a team making decisions about which course is best to take for each mission and making precise calculations to get their particular robot programmed accurately. The students are excited for their achievements, and have great pride when they complete their missions (which can sometimes take several hours to complete).
About Lake Lure Classical Academy
Lake Lure Classical Academy, a Challenge Foundation Academy, serves grades K-11 (2014-2015 school year) with a mission to provide a first-class education to every child, thereby developing thoughtful, articulate young adults. Enrollment is currently open, and administrators advise enrolling now before a lottery status becomes effective in the near future. To learn more or schedule a tour, please call 828-625-9292 or visit www.LLCA.TeamCFA.org.
Lake Lure Classical Academy is a Challenge Foundation Academy (CFA). TeamCFA supports a growing network of free, public charter schools, providing the proven academic, governance, and business tools needed to graduate thoughtful and engaged youth. The organization currently serves K–12 schools in three regions: Southwest (Arizona), Southeast (North Carolina), and Midwest (Indiana).