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Science Olympiad

District 39 Educational Foundation
National Science Olympiad program

Founded in 1984, Science Olympiad is one of the premier science competitions in the nation, providing rigorous, standards-based challenges to 67,800 teams in 50 states.

By offering multiple ways to be involved, the D39 Science Olympiad program sets itself apart from traditional programs. Those students who are looking for a fun, non-competitive way to explore Science Olympiad topics can enroll in one of our many enrichment courses. Students who are looking for a competitive experience can join the competition team. Either way, our program engages a wider audience of students, exposing them to STEM disciplines, careers and practicing scientists.

Non-Competitive Olympiad Program

The D39 Educational Foundation has put together an offering of science enrichment courses as an alternative to the more traditional, more rigorous competitive program found in most school districts. While based on the National Science Olympiad’s events, the Non-Competitive Olympiad program is designed for students seeking a low-key and fun science enrichment experience. We offer a wide range of programs from all STEM disciplines, each taught by an expert volunteer from our community or a member of the D39 faculty.

Competitive Olympiad Program

Starting in 2016, Wilmette Public School D39 took over the competitive portion of Science Olympiad. For more information about the competition teams, please visit the HMS and WJHS School websites. Science Olympiad information can be found under the Students tab.

Important 2017-18 D39 Olympiad Program Information

  • Registration begins October 18, 2017.
  • No refunds will be given after November 6, 2017.
  • Regular courses run from December 4, 2017 – February 9, 2018.
  • Pricing: Courses are $100 each.
  • Up to 20 Science Olympiad course events are available to all interested 5th-8th grade D39 students.
  • Courses are taught by experts in each area of science.
  • Students may register for courses at any campus so long as they are not in school during the time of the offered course.

For more information about the National Science Olympiad program, visit the national website.

If you would like to lead or co-lead a course, please click here.

To inquire about financial assistance for the Science Olympiad program, please email the D39 Foundation at olympiadregistration@d39foundation.org.

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