Who We Are
We are a robotics team based in Greenwood Village, Colorado
Cherry Creek High School, despite having a strong FLL team at both of its feeder middle schools (Campus Middle School and West Middle School), did not have a FIRST Robotics team of its own. Interested students coming out of Campus Middle School had no way to explore robotics at the high school level or apply the skills they learned in FLL, leaving a huge reservoir of engineering potential and interest uncultivated. Several students who had past experience in FRC noticed this gap in the educational opportunities at Creek and took the initiative to start Team 4550.
Students set the foundation for the team by speaking with administrators to gain school support, contacting mentors and local sponsors, and by recruiting fellow classmates. State legislation was recently passed to provide a grant for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) in the Cherry Creek School District. The remainder of our costs were covered by our sponsor technology consultant Booz-Allen Hamilton.