Age division for IQ

What is the official age division for IQ for elementary and middle school divisions? We have both types of VEX at our school… IQ and “Big Vex”. We are trying to work out our goals for both groups but need to know where the age cutoff is for IQ competition.

Here’s what the VEX IQ Challenge Highrise Game Appendix has to say about this topic:

The definition of elementary school, middle school, and high school enrollment determines student qualifications for VEX IQ. When a school has two or more groups together (K-8, K-12, 6-12), 9th grade is classified as high school, 6-8th grade as middle school, and below 6th grade as elementary school. The elementary and middle school students would be qualified to participate on a VEX IQ team. If the student is enrolled in a stand-alone school/district, which is classified differently by one year (middle school includes grades 7-9 and elementary is grades K-6), then the first definition applies and the 9th grade student is eligible to participate on a VEX IQ team.

Please note that these same definitions may not apply for the 2015-16 season. Please be sure to check the new Game Manual once it’s released.