Who We Are

Science Olympiad is a nation-wide non-profit organization devoted to improving the quality of science education, increasing student interest in science, and providing recognition of outstanding achievement in science education.  These goals are accomplished through classroom activities, research, field trips and the intramural, district, regional, state and national tournaments.

The Chardon Science Olympiad is a program of extra-curricular study designed to challenge and enrich our most scientifically motivated students. Chardon has teams at the Middle School and High School. Students choose from about 23 different science-themed events.  These events range from all sorts of biology, ecology, and chemistry, to physics, writing, and problem solving. There is a balance between events requiring knowledge of scientific facts, concepts, processes, skills and application. Although Science Olympiad is competitive, most events require teamwork, group planning and cooperation. The emphasis is on learning, participation, having fun and developing team spirit.

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Meetings begin in the fall and continue until competitions are over. When the team is doing well, the competitions continue later into the spring. Participation not only expands the students’ knowledge and level of understanding, but also develops critical thinking skills and teamwork.

Chardon Science Olympiad Team

Our Science Olympiad teams are led by Dr. Anne Clouser and Jake Adams. The competition events are mentored by community volunteers, including experts, parents and professionals. This team has gone to the national competition several times and hopes to go to several more in the future.  We proudly display our Hippo Fang Flag in the left margin as a symbol of our courage, power, knowledge, and our pirate pride!