STEM Initiatives

Westgate Christian School has existed since 1981 to train and encourage young people to grow spiritually and excel academically.

STEM Initiatives


After school Robotics:

Westgate Christian School is very excited to host a robotics club for students ages 9-15, grades 4-8, who attend Westgate Christian School or are members of WCHEA (Westgate Christian Homeschool Education Association).  Students will design, build, and program a robot.  They will be split into small teams throughout the season to develop team building and presentation skills as well as work with the robots.  The club will have an in-house competition where they will then explain their design and demonstrate on a table-top playing field.

Students will be selected via an application process. 

Although the club fee will cover a portion of the cost, further funding is needed to secure additional supplies and miscellaneous materials.  If any of you work for organizations that support STEM initiatives through financial donations and would be willing to help us with communication, please let us know right away. 
John Howell will serve as the Robotics Club instructor with assistance from Carol McBride.  Their qualifications are listed below.  Carol McBride will serve as the classroom assistant in addition to completing other administrative tasks.
Thank you very much for your interest in this exciting new venture for our school.

Carol McBride – Club Assistant/Room Monitor

  • Home Educator
  • Taught computer software classes for Spartanburg Community College in the Continuing Education Department for 6 years
  • Developed the computer software training program for the Adult Learning Center in downtown Spartanburg and served as coordinator and lead instructor for 5 years.
  • Worked as a buyer for an automotive supplier for several years.
  • Holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business.
John Howell – Faculty Advisor
  • Graduate from USC in Columbia
  • Experience with using Google Classroom
  • Experience with Robotics Program in several elementary schools and summer programs
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