How to Apply
All applications for the 2019-20 school year have been received and recorded. A letter to applicants will be sent on Friday, May 24, 2019.
Frequently Asked Questions: Valley Robotics Academy
Q - Do parents pick up students from Delta College on the days they have classes there?
A – Yes, only on the days their student takes a class on Delta College campus> (between 2 to 4 days).
Q – Do all students take a class at Delta College?
A – Only grades 9 thru 12 will have classes on Delta College.
Q – Do students have to reapply for VRA every year?
A – No, once they are a student of VRA they roll over to their next grade level.
Q – Can students play sports at the local High Schools?
A – Students are technically eligible for sports, the dual enrollment program will make it difficult to complete in CIF sports. Students will likely be at Delta College two to four days a week until about 4:30 to 5:00 pm.
Q - Does this program take the place of 7th grade or is it in concurrent with their 7th grade class at a Lodi school?
A – VRA will be their school for 7th grade through 12th.
Q – How are students screened and chosen? How many students will be enrolled?
A – Applications are open for all students. The first year will be 92 students
Q – Are you selecting students through lottery?
A – Yes, if the number of applicants exceeds our capacity.
Q - What date will you be contacting parents or notifying applicants that are chosen?
A – We will be sending written communication to families by May 24, 2019
Q – What are the class sizes?
A – Depending on the projects/classes that students are participating in the size of the group will vary.
Q – What is the school schedule?
A – Office Open Daily 7:30 am to 4:00 pm.
A – Students have supervision 7:45 am to 2:45 pm.
Q – Do students have AA degree upon graduation from High school?
A – Students may leave high school with a couple options
- A.S. Degree in Automation/Mechatronics
- Certificate of Achievement in Automation/mechatronics
Q – What will the campus look like?
A – The campus sits on the backside of the Independence and Henderson site.
Q – Will there be any before or after school programs. Allowing students to be dropped off early?
A – No after school or before school programs will be offered. There will be supervision for students from 7:45 am to 2:45 pm.