Poway High School
15500 Espola Road
Poway, CA 92064
(858) 748-0245


Students are expected to apply the knowledge they have learned during school into an after school class. FIRST or VEX Robotics programs provide the unique opportunity to work together on a team with adult mentors. The opportunity to gain experience working collaboratively with adults is critical for your college and career preparation.  Robotics meets on Wednesday nights from 6:00-9:00pm. You will receive credit on your transcript. Universities typically give additional points toward your potential acceptance during the enrollment process for being part of robotics. For example, it is not uncommon to see an application that has a box for you to check if you were involved in a FIRST Robotics program. Make sure you add this to you college application write up. You will need to take Robotics for one year to complete the Engineering Academy requirement. As an Engineering Pathway route you can take Robotics in any configuration. FIRST Robotics has over 50 million dollars in scholarships available to students that participate, as well as, VEX through the RECF has 4.5 million available in scholarships. (Go to Scholarships for more information.)

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Poway Robotics -
Team Spyder 1622 Featured at CTE EXPO 2019

Go to www.teamspyder.org for more information.

Poway Robotics - Team Spyder 1622 Featured in 92064 Magazine - AUG 13, 2018 - Robotics Represent Poway High School (PHS) is home to one of the most successful high school robotics programs in the world. FIRST Robotics competition Team 1622, better known throughout the community as Team Spyder, teaches students not just the basics of building and programming, but also the essential principles of safety, teamwork, and community involvement. The program has grown from its original seven members to a team of over 70 students. Coaches and mentors support the student-driven program throughout the season of competitions and outreach events. We spoke with Head Coach Rodger Dohm to learn more. Learn more about Team Spyder 1622, go to: www.teamspyder.org. (For more info, go to:http://92064magazine.com/2018/08/13/poway-high-schools-team-spyder-strives-for-success-safety-and-community-engagement/)

2016 Chairman's Award Winners at the Boise, Idaho Regional - The highest award in FIRST Robotics at a Regional Competition

2009 Champions at the FRC Robotics Las Vegas Regional


In Robotics students can letter.  Students are required to be in the program for two years and hold a leadership position before they can letter.  Students are also required to submit two college scholarship applications to the college of their choice. Student must be on the Robotics team for two years in order to letter in Robotics.

2017 FRC Robot

2015 FRC Robot at the Bayou Regional

2015 San Diego Regional Press Release
2015 Bayou Regional Press Release
2015 South Florida Regional Press Release

2015 FRC Robot rendered in Creo

2012 FRC Robot at the Seattle Regional

2011 FRC Robot "For Sale" being worked on