Robotics at The SAE School


The SAE Robotics program encourages students to be leaders of future industry by engaging them in science, math, engineering, robotics and computer technology. Our mission is to inspire innovation that will foster well rounded life skills.


At the SAE School robotics is not just a club, it’s a class. SAE is one of the few schools that offers robotics as an elective course. Since SAE is a project based school, robotics is a natural, meaningful and progressive place for our students to work together. Robotics inspires students to design, create, market, and compete. The SAE School’s team, The DRAGONBOTS, competes in FIRST (For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) competitions throughout the school year where FIRST encourages students of all ages to hone their engineering, public speaking, and competitive skills in a manner that puts ethics and morals at the top of every interaction.

For some students, robotics is something that they do in addition to sports and/or clubs; for other students, robotics is their sport. Teamwork, partnership, interdependency and accountability are at the forefront of any successful team sport or business venture. SAE students learn these life skills by being a part of a bigger whole. Our program partners with other schools and younger grade levels to mentor and share our experiences so that together we can all be more successful.

Our DRAGONBOTS have earned the Recycle for Good Award, competed and advanced through every level of FIRST competitions all the way to the state championship, they placed in the top 25% of GA teams, won against high school teams with more experience, and learned how to do it again bigger and better next year.

The 5 Dimensions of our Program

To be a DRAGONBOTS, students become leaders for the team in one of the following 5 categories.



Scale modeling utilizing CAD


Java, Scratch and Blockly

Networking & Outreach

Students must interact with the community to fund raise and find support for competition fees, travel expenses, and equipment upgrades.


Design, logo development, artwork, social media


While the team is mentored by teachers and staff, the team is coached by student leaders.
Teamwork is the foundation of all success. Together we learn to inspire and innovate, together we are the leaders of tomorrow.

Supporting the DRAGONBOTS

Your contribution ensures that we can upgrade our equipment and learn the latest technology. We kindly ask that you support our team with grants or donations. No amount is too small, and every contribution is appreciated. Thank you for your generosity!

Get In Touch

6688 Mableton Parkway, Mableton GA 30126 

(678) 239 - 3200


School Hours: M-F: 7am - 6:30pm