Science Olympiad Teams have tryouts in late summer or early fall. Students that get on the team prepare for many events to compete in Tournaments. Tournaments are rigorous academic interscholastic competitions that consist of individual and team events for which students prepare during the year.
The competitions follow the format of popular board games, TV shows, and athletic games. These challenging and motivational events are well balanced between the various science disciplines of biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, computers, and technology. There is a balance between events requiring knowledge of scientific facts, concepts, processes, skills, and applications.
There are three levels of competition available to any San Joaquin County School, public or private: Division A for grades 3-6, Division B for grades 6-9, Division C for grades 9-12.