Academic Olympics 


All schools are encouraged to participate in the CPS Academic Olympics competition. They consist of the following categories:


  • Speech Arts (Oratorical Declamation)
  • Mathematics
  • Essay (Persuasive/Expository, Narrative) for intermediate (4-6) and upper (7-8) grades
  • Academic Bowl for upper (7-8) grades only


  • Highlight the core curriculum and develop students’ academic competencies in major content areas
  • Foster and develop student pro-social behavior
  • Further develop student self-esteem

Program benefits

  • Improve reading and math scores
  • Ensure parental involvement 


Each Area Office will announce the date and location for competitions. Area Offices will assess a $50 fee for each participating school. The money collected is used for contestants' awards and other competition expenses.

Page Last Modified on Monday, August 08, 2011

Contact information

Academic Olympics
125 South Clark Street
4th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60603
Phone: (773) 553-2160
Fax: (773) 553-2161