Science Olympiad


What is Science Olympiad?

Science Olympiad is a team sport for STEM enthusiasts, requiring preparation, commitment, coaching and practice throughout the year. Students work in teams to cross-train for a variety of events to compete with other students at the San Diego Regional Science Olympiad Competition!

Explore the World of Science!

Register for your school’s Science Olympiad team! Once registered, you will receive an email to sign-up for this season’s events. Contact your school’s Science Olympiad liaison for more information.

Aviara Oaks Middle School

Calavera Hills Middle School

Carlsbad High School

Sage Creek High School

Valley Middle School

The 2020-21 Season

The 2020-21 Science Olympiad season will be virtual. The four-month season will begin Monday, Oct. 19, and end on competition day. Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021.

To accommodate social distancing, all Regional Tournaments and the Southern California State Tournament will follow the Mini Science Olympiad model where students compete from home.

To accommodate more students who will not be able to participate in their normal extracurricular activities, we have removed the limit on the number of teams per school that can participate at our tournament.

Science Olympiad is provided by a partnership between the Carlsbad Educational Foundation (CEF), and local science and engineering partner, Viasat.

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Reasons to Participate!

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

10. Great addition to your academic resume. 

9. Improve your study skills.

8. Learn more about subjects that interest you.

7. A sense of accomplishment.

6. Build cool gadgets.

5. It’s like getting a second elective course.

4. Show California what VMS Vikings are made of.

3. Promotes teamwork and collaboration.

2. Make new friends.

1. It’s challenging and fun!!!