Academic Team Moderators: Mrs. Anne Hoversen and Mr. Paul Okimoto
Academic Team is a team of 8th grade students who compete against other junior high Chicagoland schools in academic competition.
The students practice twice a week throughout the year and are invited to various competitions at Chicagoland high schools. They also compete in online competitions throughout the Midwest.
The format of the meets are based on toss-up and bonus questions from the curriculum areas of history, literature, science, sports, and pop culture. Participants benefit from exposure to a broad range of school and cultural subjects, memorization and study skills, and an improved ability to cooperate and work in teams.
2017-2018 School Year
Exciting Updates from Mr. Okimoto November 12, 2017
Loyola Academy Academic Bowl
On Saturday, November 11th, the Academic Team had an amazing day at one of the most rigorous regional Academic Bowls. They played in 8 matches during the day. They had 5 matches before lunch losing only one match by 30 points (3 questions). This put the team into one of the championship brackets.
This qualified the team for Nationals in May at the Hyatt in Rosemont!
Exciting updates from Mr. Paul Okimoto October 26, 2017
Notre Dame College Prep Tournament
Amanda B., Noel C., Aidan D., Will F., Sean G., Mia K., Fiona N., Bradley O., Renee P., Daniella P.,
The SPC Academic Team participated in a two week tournament at Notre Dame College Prep. Last week the team came in first and was able to advance to the championship rounds this week. This past Tuesday, the team was on a roll winning its first four matches with ease. In our final match it came down to one question, if we get it we win.
I am very proud of their hard work and effort at this meet.