What is Science Olympiad?
Science Olympiad competitions are like academic track meets, consisting of a series of 23 team events in each division (Division B is middle school; Division C is high school). Each year, a portion of the events are rotated to reflect the ever-changing nature of genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering and technology. By combining events from all disciplines, Science Olympiad encourages a wide cross-section of students to get involved. Emphasis is placed on active, hands-on group participation. Through Science Olympiad, students, teachers, parents, principals and business leaders bond together and work toward a shared goal.” Teamwork is a required skill in most scientific careers today, and Science Olympiad encourages group learning by designing events that forge alliances. Each team consists of 15 students. These students work in pairs of two. Each individual team member will compete in 2 or 3 of the 23 events.
Soon we will be posting information about this years contests.
Here are some of our accomplishments
- Middle School Team were State Qualifiers eleven years in a row.
- In 2019/2020, they finished first in the Rockford/Elgin Region, and first in Division A in Illinois
- In 2020/2021, they finished first in the region and third in Division A in Illinois.
- High School team has been a consistent qualifier at the State Tournament.