Science Olympiad

Teacher and Students

Who doesn't have an interest in Science? Or like to build? Join the Grant School Science Olympiad, a nationally organized competition covering leading topics in science and engineering. This voluntary program is open to 5th - 9th graders for Middle School, Division B. 23 events include building, process, knowledge, problem solving skills and lab activities in life science, earth and space science, physical science, chemistry and engineering. Teams are formed with up to 15 students who compete in pairs, for most events, on a single day in February 

123 teams from 34 schools competed in the 2018 San Diego Regional Science Olympiad (middle school, Division B). Interested in checking out what events might interest you? Click here.

It's not just about the science. "All events require teamwork, group planning and cooperation. The emphasis is on learning, participation, interaction, having fun and developing team spirit." Science Olympiad is a fantastic career builder and a great opportunity for students to interact with their peers around the county. A fee of $75 per participant is expected to cover much of the materials and supplies. Grant School PTA has generously sponsored Science Olympiad teams with additional funding. Go, Grant!

Parents, interested in mentoring Grant School's students in science and engineering? Have friends or colleagues we should bring on board to coach? Coach Science Olympiad!

Volunteer coaches and students typically prepare together 1-2 hours per week in each event. Events are coached after school and evenings, as well as on an individual event basis according to volunteer coaches' and students' schedules. Volunteers require screening through the San Diego Unified School District, including fingerprinting for coaches and volunteer drivers. A TB test every 4 years is required for ALL volunteers.

Two Students in Science Olympiad

For more information on this fun and challenging program, visit the following:
The Science Olympiad national website has great information and resources.
Coaches, see also the San Diego Regional Science Olympiad website for additional resources.

Questions? Wish to register or coach?

Contact Grant Middle School science teacher Ms. Baldwin or Grant SO Head Coach, Denise Santoro.

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