Students at the Richmond County Technical Career Magnet School use their talent and technical abilities to repair broken or damaged equipment. Ahjoi Apparicio and Caleb Reilly, from Ms. Holton’s electronics class use the skills they have acquired in the classroom to repair and refurbish damaged electronics throughout the school. They recently repaired a Dell Battery Charger with a purchase price of $2,200 along with stereos and televisions. This student engagement allows the equipment to be continuously used by teachers and their peers in the classroom, and allows students to implement the hardware skills they are avidly learning.
Richmond County School System students are now participating in teams and programs focused on robotics. All of the teams will participate in a local competition in the late spring to demonstrate the skills they have learned during the competition season. A few of the schools from each level will also be asked to participate in the 2017 Career, Technical and Agricultural Education Showcase at the Augusta Mall on Saturday, February 25, 2017. The following schools are participating:
- Elementary (First Lego League Jr.): A. Brian Merry, Glenn Hills, Goshen, Hornsby, Lake Forest Hills, Lamar-Milledge, Meadowbrook and Rollins
- Middle (First Lego League): Hephzibah, Hornsby, A.R. Johnson, Sego, Spirit Creek and C.T. Walker
- High (VEX EDR): Butler and Cross Creek High
- High (FRC): Academy of Richmond County, Cross Creek, Hephzibah, A.R. Johnson/Laney (Alliance Team), and RCTCM/Josey (Alliance Team)