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Science Olympiad

Read all about Wilkes-Barre Academy success on our bio page at Scioly.org

The Science Olympiad tournaments are rigorous academic interscholastic competitions that consist of a series of team events, which students prepare for during the year. All of the events require independent study and work in small groups. Every discipline represented far exceeds the work done at the current grade level. These challenging and motivational events are well balanced between the various science disciplines of biology, earth science, chemistry, physics and technology. There is also a balance between events requiring knowledge of science/math concepts, process skills and science applications. Please take the time to visit the national web site www.soinc.org.

Participation in Science Olympiad is recommended by the National Governor’s Association as a primary resource for furthering science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. Twenty five to thirty schools attend the annual regional competition from our area.

All Science Olympiad events are aligned with current National Science Standards set by the National Research Council. Teachers seeking curriculum resources that illustrate standards in action have found success with Science Olympiad because it emphasizes the close relationship between teaching and assessment. Science Olympiad highlights many of the elements of Teaching Standards, Assessment Standards, Program Standards, and Science Education System Standards. Congressman Jeff Duncan from North Carolina lauds Science Olympiad programs. 

Congressman Jeff Duncan from North Carolina lauds Science Olympiad programs. 

Science Olympiad at Wilkes-Barre Academy

Eighth, seventh, and sixth grade students in very good academic and behavioral standing are invited to join the Wilkes-Barre Academy Science Olympiad Team. The team competes at the regional Science Olympiad held at Penn State Lehman Campus. A 15 member competition team prepares for competition with the help of a coach, adult mentors, and understudies. Several student understudies work with the competitors to prepare for the events and come along to observe the competitions. Twenty to thirty schools attend the annual regional competition from our area.

Wilkes-Barre Academy Science Olympiad teams have been consistently successful because of the work ethic of the students and participation of adult mentors.

Adult mentors are always welcome to join us in our preparation! Contact Mrs. Robasky, Science Olympiad Coach at robasky@wbacademy.org to inquire further.

Please feel free to visit the International Science Olympiad Organization, the Northeast Regional Science Olympiad and the Pennsylvania State Science Olympiad.

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