Chickasaw Nation Residents
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The VEX-IQ program is a bridge between FIRST LEGO® League (FLL) and FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC). This intermediate robotics program provides fundamentals from both beginner and advanced robotics programs together with easy-to-use build components and programming.

Applicants must be a Chickasaw citizen who is entering grades 7-8. Additional eligibility requirements may apply.

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  • Enrolled Chickasaw citizen
  • Entering 7th-8th grade
You Provide
  • Completed application, including the following:
    • Copy of school grades (last grade report received)
    • Application must be submitted by parent/legal guardian.
      • (Guardianship paperwork may be required if applicable.)

Note: incomplete applications cannot be processed.

Online Application


(580) 272-5579
(580) 272-1223


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Program Details

VEX-IQ is a transitional robotics team that bridges the gap between FIRST LEGO® League (FLL) and FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC).

Fundamentals from both beginner and advanced robotics programs are joined together with easy-to-use build components and programming.

This combination of elements helps prepare students for the next level of robotics during their elementary and middle school years, a formative time to instill a lifelong interest in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), providing a fun, engaging and hands-on opportunity to explore.

The study of robotics incorporates all four aspects of STEM. VEX-IQ is a snap-together robotics system designed to provide this opportunity to future engineers of all skill levels. It also naturally encourages teamwork, problem-solving and leadership for students.

Other Information

Please check back for enrollment dates.

Team Qualifications:

If selected, students must comply with the team handbook including, but not limited to, the guidelines below:

  • Guidelines subject to change due to COVID-19.
  • Team sizes are kept small to have better interaction with the project and are filled on a first come, first served, basis.
  • Student must attend at least 60 percent of all meetings and functions. If attendance falls below 60 percent, student will be put on a watch list and dropped from the team if no improvements are made.
  • Students are expected to help with all team activities. Members play a vital role in the success of their team.

Team Meetings/Events:

  • This is an after school program. Meeting times are typically Wednesday or Thursday evenings (depending on team age) from 4-5:30 p.m.
  • Our season length varies, beginning early September and ending in the spring.
  • Competitions typically take place Saturdays. You will be notified prior to each event.
  • Parent involvement is welcome.

Travel Qualifications:

  • Students will need to demonstrate a high level of dedication to the ideals of FIRST, the Chickasaw Nation STEM Academy and their team.
  • Students must submit grade reports prior to any event before the posted deadline. To be eligible for travel, student must have a minimum current GPA of 2.75 (or equivalent) with no ‘D’ or ‘F’ letter grades (or equivalent).
  • Students must have at least six hours of community service through our program.
    • Volunteer hours through student’s school or other extracurricular activities do not count toward this. Several outreach opportunities will be provided throughout the season, including the Chickasaw Nation Annual Meeting and Festival.
  • Student must wear their team shirt (provided), and khaki pants (not provided), during all team events and qualifiers.
  • Overnight stays are rare but may be required during some of our events throughout the season.
  • No student is automatically included on the travel team. Members must comply with the guidelines above in order to earn a spot on the travel team.