Starting in the 2021-22 school year, students all across West Virginia will have the opportunity to select Robotics as a recognized co-curricular activity by the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission. This new classification enables recognition and parity for robotics programs to thousands of students.
WVSSAC Robotics teams will play a modified version of the VEX Robotics Competition game, with changes made only to the eligibility rules and tournament structure. This format will enable high schools with existing VRC teams to add WVSSAC robotics without needing to purcase any additional parts or equipment.
Although VRC and WVSSAC Robotics share the same game, WVSSAC Robotics is a separate program which will take place in parallel to the existing VRC season. Schools will be able to hold meets in the fall, winter, and spring, with the season culminating in the WVSSAC Robotics State Championship event in April.
The 2023 WVSSAC Robotics State Championship is scheduled for April 15, 2023 on the campus of Fairmont State University.