The Academic Pentathlon prepares students for success in college and careers by building 21st century skills in communication, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and character.
Academic Pentathlon is an exciting five-event competition for grades six, seven, and eight. The program engages students of all achievement levels in a variety challenging academic events.
Under the guidance of an adult coach, teams of students prepare for competition in the subject areas of fine arts (art and music), literature (including essay analysis), math, science, and social science.
The program supports the achievement of the following California Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) priorities:
Survey results from students who participated in the 2015-16 Academic Pentathlon:
91% reported improved skills in critical thinking
82% reported improved skills in communication
89% reported improved skills in team-work
62% reported improved creativity
81% reported development of stronger character traits
The program encourages active involvement and collaboration of teachers, administrators, students and parents.
Each grade level also competes in an exciting Super Quiz relay, a team event where parents, faculty, and classmates cheer for their teams from the sidelines, championing academics much like the environment of a sporting event. The top scoring teams and individual students are awarded medals and plaques.
For additional information, contact Kristin Rigby at firstname.lastname@example.org or (714) 966-4435.