STEM Challenge Team

STEM Challenge Team will follow the FIRST Lego League program, which is a really amazing way for students to apply math and science concepts to real world situations. The team will enter a competition where they will complete several challenges. The competition takes place in late November or early December.


“Teams collaborate to build and program an autonomous robot to score points on a thematic playing surface (the Robot Game) and create an innovative solution to a problem correlating to the yearly theme (the Innovation Project), all guided by the FIRST Core Values. These elements make up what is called The Challenge. The theme of The Challenge changes every year and is based on a real-world scientific topic. Past challenges have included topics such as space, nanotechnology, biomedicine, climate change, recycling, and transportation. Throughout their experience, teams will operate under the FIRST signature set of Lego League Core Values celebrating discovery, teamwork, and Gracious Professionalism.”


2023-24 school year: Based on the number of student registrations with teacher endorsements, we will register our team with MN Lego League Challenge. St. Croix Catholic School Team would meet at SCCS after school on a weekly basis to work on the challenge, starting early September. The team would register to compete in one regional meet (several options mid-Nov through mid-Dec), with top teams advancing to the state meet in early 2024. 


For 6th - 8th graders who love anything STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math)! And who apply to participate and receive a teacher recommendation. The team will meet once a week on Mondays 3:45-5:00 pm starting with an informational meeting on August 21st and continuing Mondays after school through December 11th.


The team will be limited to 6-8 participants. If we get more student applicants AND have enough parent volunteer Co-Coaches, we will consider having a second team. Please contact Kristen deLeon with your questions and getting involved with co-coaching the STEM Challenge Team: [email protected].  

Cost: $150.00/student (grades 6-8, limit 8 students)


Sign-up form click here. Scholarships available (confidentiality assured)