Academic Challenge

The Academic Challenge is a competitive series of tests created and administered by Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering and offered to high school students in Illinois and Missouri. The tests are now offered by more than 50 community colleges and universities and are designed to present a challenge to the brightest students.

Test material is drawn from senior high school and freshman level college curricula. Written by teams of college and university faculty, subjects include biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering graphics, English, mathematics, and physics. Each test production team produces three tests of increasing levels of difficulty, regional, sectional and state finals. Students compete as individuals and as part of a team (when their school fields a team); they have 40 minutes to complete multiple-choice tests that range in length from 30 questions (computer science) to 100 questions (English).

Take a look at a summary video from Academic Challenge here!

Take a look at the 2017 Academic Challenge winners here!

To see pictures from the Academic Challenge 2017 Finals Competition, a list of state champions, and more information, click here.

Download a printable flyer here!




Thank you to all of our partners that help make Academic Challenge a success!

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