Cyber Patriots Club

Soaring Height is starting a Middle School CyberPatriot team! 

 

The cost for students to participate is $55. Click here to register.

 

CyberPatriot is the Air Force Association’s National Youth Cyber Education Program, created to motivate students toward careers in cybersecurity and other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program features the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition for high school and middle school students, AFA CyberCamps, an Elementary School Cyber Education Initiative, the Cyber Education Literature Series, and CyberGenerations – the Senior Citizens’ Cyber Safety Initiative.


The national youth cyber defense competition is an online, tournament-structured event in which teams of 2-6 students are scored on how well they identify and secure known vulnerabilities on a virtual network. Through a partnership with Cisco, they are also tested on a networking curriculum and are required to build secure, virtual networks.


Students compete in three divisions:
• Open Division: Open to all high schools, scouting units, boys and girls clubs, home school programs, and other
approved youth organizations
• All Service High School Division: JROTC programs / Civil Air Patrol / Naval Sea Cadet Corps
• Middle School Division: Open to teams of middle school students

 

After a series of online qualification rounds, the top teams advance to the National Finals Competition, an in-person event held in Baltimore, Md., each spring. Winners are awarded scholarships, and all registered competitors are eligible to apply for internship opportunities. Not only is the competition fun and exciting, it also creates a career path for today’s students, fostering continued education from middle school through college and into the beginning of their careers.

 

The team will practice every Monday beginning September 30 afterschool until 5. Practices will run until January 13, unless a team qualifies for National Semi Finals. 

 

Competitions will take place at Soaring Heights are on Saturdays; October 26th, November 16th and December 7th. Competitions generally run 4-6 hours.

 

I will have an information meeting next Monday, September 23rd from 4:30-5 in room C213 at Soaring Heights if you have further questions.

 

If you cannot make the meeting and have additional questions, please email me at schmitz_christopher@svvsd.org

 

I am very excited to bring this opportunity to our students! I look forward to having a lot of fun and learning how to become safer in our ever changing digital world!

 

Thanks!

 

 

Computer Technology Teacher

Soaring Heights PK-8