Science Olympiad

 Volunteer With Us!

If you’d like to volunteer as a Science Olympiad coach/assistant coach/aid, please complete our Interst Form or email [email protected]. You can choose one (or more) of the 46 events that you’d like to coach. Event practices meet weekly with students in-person at Viasat or virtually in needed. The season runs from October through February. Practices are typically 1 to 1.5 hours every week per event.

What is Science Olympiad?

Science Olympiad is a team ‘sport’ for STEAM enthusiasts that challenges you to explore, collaborate, inquire, and learn! Work in teams to cross-train for a variety of events and compete with other students at the San Diego Regional Science Olympiad Competition!

High School, College, and Career-Ready

The Carlsbad Educational Foundation is honored to work with its local science and engineering partner, Viasat, and the Carlsbad Unified School District to provide middle and high school students the incredible opportunity to observe, experience and explore STEM careers. Student groups are mentored by adult science enthusiasts who are often professional scientist and/or engineers in the field.

Hands-On STEM Competition

Science Olympiad competitions are like academic track meets, consisting of a series of 23 team events in each division (Division B is middle school; Division C is high school). Each year, a portion of the events are rotated to reflect the ever-changing nature of genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering, and technology.

STEM Skills and Fun!

Teamwork is a required skill in most scientific careers today, and Science Olympiad encourages group learning by designing events that forge alliances. Even if you don’t think you are a “science person,” you will learn that you have skills to contribute to the group’s success.

Why YOU should Join Science Olympiad
  • Great addition to your academic resume.
  • Improve your study skills.
  • Learn more about subjects that interest you.
  • A sense of accomplishment.
  • Build cool gadgets.
  • It’s like getting an additional elective course.
  • Promotes teamwork and collaboration.
  • Make new friends.
  • It’s challenging and fun!!!

INTERESTED in Science Olympiad?

Explore the world of science! If you are interested in joining the 2022- 23 Science Olympiad season, please attend our information night!

Middle School Virtual Information Night– October 4 at 7:00* pm.

*Meeting time changed from 6:00 to 7:00 pm to avoid conflict with District Candidate Forum*

Click here to join the virtual meeting.


High School Information Night–  October 6 at 7:00 pm.

Sage Creek students- check out the Science Olympiad club table during Club Rush on September 27th.

School Advisors

Aviara Oaks Middle

Calavera Hills Middle

Carlsbad High

Sage Creek High

Valley Middle


Where can I find the Event Practice Schedule?

Once we have committed coaches for each event, we will release a practice schedule for events. Practices will be in the evening between 4 pm-7:30 pm, Monday- Friday. 


Where can I find the Code of Ethics form?

Click here for Code of Ethics form


What Events are available this year?

Click here to see the 2022-23 event slate.


Can I view the slides presented at the information sessions?

Check back after the meeting if you would like to view the slides presented or watch a recording of the informational meeting. 


What are the Event rules?

Click here to see a copy of the 2022-23 event rules for both divisions B and C. 

What is the current 2023 Competition Event schedule?

The competition schedule for the 2023 season has not been released yet. Please check back soon for the regional competition schedule.