Application Process
2024-2025 Season

Thank you for your interest in the Vandegrift High School ViperBots! 

ViperBots Robotics provides students the opportunity to engage in engineering, science, technology, marketing, and business skills in a high-energy, highly competitive environment. ViperBots Robotics motivates students from all walks of life to develop skills through participating in a real life, hands-on experience. ViperBots Robotics has competed in FIRST Robotics since 2010. FIRST exposes students to engineering, fabrication, programming, web design, photography, presentations, writing, marketing, business processes, and much more. Studies have shown that participants in FIRST are:

ViperBots Robotics is like any other highly competitive high school extracurricular activity.  It requires commitment, dedication, time, and energy.

If you are NOT currently enrolled in Leander ISD, please email, and we will send you instructions on how to apply.  

Required Applicant/Parent Meeting

All applicants are required to attend the Applicant/Parent meeting on 3/5/2024 in the Vandegrift Cafeteria (Location Change) at 7:00 pm.  ViperBots advisors discuss specific program expectations, the application process, selection procedures, and application exclusions.  Applicants that submit an application without attendance to this meeting will not be considered.  There is no plan to schedule a make up meeting or a virtual option.

Required FTC/FRC Rookie Camp Attendance

All rookie FTC members are REQUIRED to attend Training Camp 5/27 - 5/31 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
All rookie FRC members are REQUIRED to attend ViperBots Orientation on 5/27 from 9:00 am until noon.

Application Timeline

2/26 Applications Released

3/5 Required Applicant Meeting @ 7:00 pm (Vandegrift Lecture Hall)

3/8 Applications Due, 4:00 pm

3/23 ViperBots Acceptance Notifications via email

3/25 FRC Interviews Start

4/2 FRC Interviews Conclude, FRC Roster Announcement

4/19 Participation Fee Due

4/25 Org Meeting (FTC/FRC Team Reveal) & Parent Meeting @ 6:30pm (Vandegrift Cafeteria)

5/27 FRC ViperBots Orientation, 8:00 am to noon

5/27 FTC Rookie Camp Starts

5/31 FTC Rookie Camp Tournament & Showcase

Program Details - Links

Applications, Submissions, Deadlines, and Selections

Applications with missing or inaccurate information, students with a most recent un-weighted GPA of less than 3.5, excessive absences, or disciplinary issues deemed to be unbecoming of FIRST or ViperBots Robotics will be excluded from eligibility. Applications submitted by incoming freshman will be evaluated based on a GPA calculation from records provided by the middle school. All applications will be reviewed by a selection committee consisting of faculty/staff at Vandegrift High School. Based on this review, the best applicants will be selected and notified by email on 3/23.

ViperBots Robotics participation is limited by facilities capacity and team size. Hard decisions must be made and ultimately not everyone that applies will be accepted. 

Late applications and/or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Questions about the application and submission process may be directed to

To Apply Now!

Applications Due 3/8/2024, by 4:00 pm

To start the application process, join the ViperBots Google Classroom.

ViperBots Google Classroom
Google Classroom Code - CLOSED

Then, complete all 5 parts of the application process