Academy students participate in the following state and/or national competitions:
This year marks nine decades of the national spelling bee. Every year, students from all walks of life have the opportunity to participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, one of the nation's oldest and most iconic competitions. They progress from classroom to cafeteria, from auditorium to civic center, delighting friends, family, sponsors and fans, just as millions of other students have done before them.
The National Geographic Bee is an annual competition organized by the National Geographic Society, designed to inspire and reward students' curiosity about the world. Students in grades four through eight (4-8) from 10,000 schools across the United States will compete in the 2018 National Geographic Bee for a chance to win college scholarships and the glory of being the National Geographic Bee Champion.
mathleague.org sponsors a number of middle school contests that are held throughout the school year. The contests are structured in such a way that students will find the tests good preparation for the MATHCOUNTS chapter and state competitions to be held in the spring. Top-scoring students at qualifying meets held throughout the year will be invited to compete at the (INTER)2 SECT contest in March.
Founded in 1984, Science Olympiad is one of the premier science competitions in the nation, providing rigorous, standards-based challenges to 7,800 teams in all 50 states. Their vision is to increase K-12 student and teacher participation in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Their mission is to host exciting tournaments and professional development workshops that showcase innovative STEM content.