Pikes Peak Prep, a K-12 charter school in Colorado Springs, has launched a robotics program as part of its goal to incorporate science, technology, engineering and math into its curriculum and enrichment programs.

The new robotics team is part of the school’s engineering program. Students will learn the design process and build knowledge of physics, science and math.

The team also will develop teamwork and competition.

Mark Connell is heading the program for middle and high school students. The team will meet at least twice a week and offer leadership positions including team leader, software designer, photographer and hardware builder.

Students will need to maintain good standing in terms of academics and behavior in order to participate.