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Welcome to another exciting year!!
The Academic Pentathlon is an exciting one-day, five-event academic competition. After months of academic coaching, team studying, and individual preparation, Pentathletes gather on competition day to test their knowledge in a variety of subject areas.
The goals of the program are to:
- Inspire academic excellence in students of all achievement levels through teamwork and competition
- Build the 21st century skills of critical thinking, communication, and collaboration that prepare students for college and careers
- Provide schools with a vehicle to focus on and reward the academic efforts and achievements of their students
- Promote interaction of schools, communities, and businesses in support of academic endeavor
Each team is composed of nine members, three from each grade point average category of "A, B, and C." This team composition gives students the opportunity to work with students who have a varying ability levels, motivation, and interests.
On competition day, student's complete 30-minute comprehensive exams in five subject areas: Literature, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Art/Music. Students also write an essay and can have the opportunity to participate as a team in the Super Quiz, which is the only event open to the public.
In addition to academic growth, the Pentathlon supports skill development in communication, team-building, and collaboration. One of the greatest rewards is the camaraderie that is created through the team efforts of students and their coaches. All of these important skills and experiences support students to reach their full potential in school and beyond.