Academy Name: 2013-2014 Simulation and Robotics


Academy Director: Urquhart, Frederic, C. Jr.

Academy Teacher Team & Schedule:

Teacher's NameFred Urquhart
Course(s) TaughtFoundations of Robotics
Period Taught1,2,3,4,5,6

Design Essentials of Robotics

Robotic Systems

Robotics Capstone

*Please upload your supporting documents in the column below for each standard.



Standard 1: Integrated Curriculum / Projects

Curriculum In Action:

Curriculum In Action:

Standard 2: Career Focus
VMA Robotics 2nd Annual Competition
News Journal-STEM Day (Please see the pictures above) grades 9,10,11,12 are involved at varying levels in design, construction and demonstrating their robots.
Military Day
Speakers: Military
Standard 3: Program of Study

Standard 4: Advisory Committee
Professional Learning Committee made up of the other STEM Academy Directors/Teachers met every Monday for one half hour.
Standard 5: Enrollment
Seniors/9, Juniors/8, Sophomores/8, Freshmen/9
Standard 6: Pure Schedule
Pulled by District
Standard 7: Common Planning / Collaboration
Professional Learning Committee made up of the other STEM Academy Directors/Teachers met every Monday for one half hour. Periodic emails with core integration curriculum team. Skyping daily with Spruce Creek HS Robotics teams. County Academy Directors meetings. During competitions member of senior coaches group for professional standards and policies. Collaborate continuously with other robotics coaches/teachers around the state.
Standard 8: Staff Development
Summer Institute
Academy Director Meetings: Sept. 13, Nov. 14, Jan. 23 and Feb. 13
Standard 9: Articulation
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Ms. Dumas marketed and recruited at the feeder middle school (River Springs) throughout the months of Feb., Mar., and April.
Registration Night
VMA Showcase-Table display
Women in Aviation-Table display-April 1, 2014 with activities for the girls to participate in-Academy students leaded the activities.
Military Day (Jan. 2014)
NASA Speaker Nov. 2013
Standard 10: Workbased Learning
Attended the U.S. FIRST Robotics World Championship competition in St. Louis, MO with 16 students to participate in the event. Then took them on 3 follow-on field trips to the St. Louis Arch and Museum, The St. Louis Science Museum and the St. Louis City Museum.
Standard 11: Capstone Project

50 % of Grade 9 students completed searching an obstacle course and mock mine shaft for objects and measuring what their robot disovered autonomously with their Lego robot.
40% of Grade 10 students completed searching the room for cylindrical objects(simulated young trees on a tree farm) and measuring them to determine health and growth.
90% of Grade 11 students completed the build and operation of the FRC level robot.
90% of Grade 12 students completed their selected automated robotic mechanic device design, construction, installation, and remote operation of a mechanical system on the academies golf cart.
Standard 12: Marketing

Table at the VMA Robotic Competiton Sep. 2013
STEM Shirts
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NASA demo 1.JPG
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An attraction within an attraction! Our robot playing catch with tourist children while presenting high school robotics at Kennedy Space Center in May 2014.
STEM Brochure
Table at the High School Showcase Dec. 12, 2013
Display table at the Women in Aviation and activities for the 6th Grade girls to paritipcate in
Ms. Dumas spent days in the months of Feb., Mar. and April recruiting at River Springs Middle School.
Ms. Dumas also spoke to the Women in Construction organization as well as having a table at the College Expo.
Final Evaluation: