FIRST Lego League Jr. captures young curiosity by exploring real-world challenges and practicing teamwork through motorized LEGO parts. With the guidance of coaches, teams of students will use research and imagination to tackle a new challenge each season. These mentor-based programs help foster communication, leadership, and confidence.

2020 Season Details


The following schools are offering the FIRST LEGO League Jr. program for the 2020 season. If your school is not listed, please email [email protected] to learn more about bringing the program to your site.

Aviara Oaks

Tuesdays, March 4 – May 27
2:40 – 3:40 p.m.
Room: 805
Grades: 1st only
Site Coordinator: Kara Unger

Calavera Hills

Thursdays, March 5 – May 28
1:45 – 2:45 p.m.
Room: 10
Grades: 1-3
Site Coordinator: Bob Burns


Wednesdays, March 4 – May 27
2:40 – 3:40 p.m.
Room: 30
Grades: 1st only
Site Coordinator: Kaylin Peterson

More Information About FIRST LEGO LEAGUE JR.

Real-World Applications

FIRST helps blend the worlds of LEGOS, robotics, and problem solving. The mission of FIRST is to inspire young thinkers to be the next science and technology leaders and innovators. Each year, FIRST proposes a challenge to students, asking them to ponder and propose solutions to real-world scientific topics. Previous topics include how to handle problems posed by the human water cycle, natural disasters, excess of trash, and interactions between humans and animals.

New Challenges Every Season!

2020 Challenge: Boomtown Build

Teams will explore the growing needs and challenges of people in our community. Work in teams to imagine and create a LEGO building that solves a problem, makes life easier, or helps connects those that use it. Learn to build and program the WeDo 2.0 robot to bring your Boomtown Build to life.

Carlsbad’s FIRST Robotics Programs

All CUSD LEGO robotics programs are funded by the Carlsbad Educational Foundation. CEF Invests nearly $150,000 annually in robotics for CUSD students. This includes:

Second-Grade Robotics: In-class program for all 2nd-grade students
FLL Robotics: After-school program for grades 4-8
FTC Robotics: After-school program for grades 9-12

Students from every Carlsbad elementary and middle school are represented on robotics teams. The total cost for each FLL team member to participate in the program is approximately $900 per year. A recommended donation of $300 per team member is requested from each family to help cover the costs of competitions, equipment, and programming. Your donations have enabled CEF to expand the FLL program from serving less than 50 students to nearly 200 students over the past three years.