Science Olympiad is an international non-profit organization devoted to improving the quality of science education, increasing student interest in science and providing recognition for outstanding achievement in science education by both students and teachers.
For the past 28 years, Science Olympiad has led a revolution in science education. What began as a grassroots assembly of science teachers is now one of the premiere science competitions in the nation, providing rigorous, standards-based challenges to 6,200teams in 50 states. Science Olympiad has an ever-changing lineup of knowledge, lab and building events. Last year more than 16,000 elementary and secondary schools participated in the Science Olympiad programs.
Much like a football or soccer team, Science Olympiad teams prepare throughout the year for tournaments which are held in the spring. Each team is allowed to bring up to 15 students to participate.The competitions are like academic track meets, consisting of a series of 23 team events in each age division. There are no divisions separating the smaller and larger schools, which means Colton School competes against the Spokane, Seattle and Vancouver Schools.
Colton School has enjoyed considerable success in the Science Olympiad program. Since the school’s first competition in 1995, Colton has taken one or more teams to the state competition fourteen times and had two top ten finishes.