Vandalism Policy (Signed and dated by school principal and coach)
Recognition and Assumption of Risk Agreement/Physician Release/Photo Release Form (Requiring parent/guardian and student signature and date) - One required for EVERY student attending the LSC-University Park regional competition.
Cheating Policy (Signed and dated by coach)
Constructed Devices (Signed and dated by coach)
Interference Policy (Signed and dated by coach)
Conduct Policy (Requiring names (printed) and signatures of all team members - one for team A and B if needed)
Team Members (Printed list of team members for each team attending)
Science Olympiad functions much like a football or soccer team, requiring preparation, commitment, coaching and practice throughout the year. Each school-based team is allowed to bring 15 students who cross-train for a variety of events in their skill set. Science Olympiad competitions are like academic track meets, consisting of a series of 23 team events in each division (Division B is middle school; Division C is high school). Each year, a portion of the events are rotated to reflect the ever-changing nature of genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering and technology. By combining events from all disciplines, Science Olympiad encourages a wide cross-section of students to get involved. Emphasis is placed on active, hands-on group participation. Through Science Olympiad, students, teachers, parents, principals and business leaders bond together and work toward a shared goal. Teamwork is a required skill in most scientific careers today, and Science Olympiad encourages group learning by designing events that forge alliances.
Science Olympiad is a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of K-12 science education, increasing male, female and minority interest in science, creating a technologically-literate workforce and providing recognition for outstanding achievement by both students and teachers. These goals are achieved by participating in Science Olympiad tournaments and non-competitive events, incorporating Science Olympiad into classroom curriculum and attending teacher training institutes.