CyberPatriot will provide your students experiential learning in a discipline under-represented in many high school and middle school curricula. More importantly, it will be fun! Your students will gain skills and knowledge that are valuable from high school to the highest levels of educational attainment, and you will be providing an activity that resonates in a unique way with not only the “digital natives” in your classroom, but with all of your students who are excited to learn new things.
To help CyberPatriot, please register as a Coach. Coaches are the administrative heads of CyberPatriot teams. Your role in this program is especially important. We are relying on you to perform two vital functions: 1) access to your minor students in a way that protects them and respects parental prerogatives; and 2) ensuring the integrity of the competition during the online competition periods. No team may compete in CyberPatriot until there is first a responsible adult willing to perform these functions.
What if I am not good with computers?
Do not worry! CyberPatriot will help Coaches find a cyber-savvy Mentor to help your team succeed. Often times, we have found that the coach learned just as much, if not more, than the students.
CyberPatriot also provides a comprehensive compilation of teaching material. There is no skill or course prerequisite for the program. Feel free to examine the material here.
Is there a cost?
The only cost to teams is a $385 entry fee which provides access to the software, participant materials, and all travel expenses for teams qualifying for the in-person competitions. (NOTE: The entry fee is waived for JROTC, CAP, and USNCC units with parent headquarters that have agreed to fund travel. If you have a JROTC team at your school, we will also waive the fee for one non-JROTC team at the same school.) The fee is not due until the Coach has decided to field a team in the competition.
As a Coach, we expect you to act with the highest levels of integrity toward the program. Please read The CyberPatriot Coaches Agreement. This document provides the guidance for building and preparing a successful CyberPatriot team.
If you have any questions, please e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Capt. Bill Blatchley and the Colorado Springs Cadet Squadron at the CyberPatriot IV National Finals Competition.