NC Science Olympiad
Division A
North Carolina Science Olympiad (NCSO) is growing in Division A elementary tournaments ! For the 2016 school year, tournaments are being offered in various areas of the State. These locations and dates are posted below. If there is a tournament near you, start a team and participate in that tournament!

NCSO is currently seeking more elementary tournament host sites. Because Elementary Science Olympiad is new, many areas of NC do not yet have local elementary tournaments. Tournaments in your area may also have a restriction on participation and/or have too many teams already registered. Local Education Agencies, private, public, and home schools, non-profits, home, and other groups interested in starting an elementary science olympiad tournament should contact the state office.

NCSO's elementary events were developed by North Carolina Master Elementary Teachers. The events align with the NC Standard Course of Study and what teachers are already doing in the classroom. Further, these events are well balanced between the various science disciplines, requiring knowledge of science facts, concepts, processes, skills and applications. Olympic-style medals are awarded to top placing individuals in each event. Team trophies are also awarded to top placing teams at each tournament.

Ready to start a team? Read this!
2016 North Carolina Science Olympiad: It's Elementary! Coaches Manual
2016 NCSO: It's Elementary! Sample Tournament Schedule

NEW: we have translated the event descriptions into Spanish. You can download them HERE.

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Division A Tournaments
TournamentLocationTournament DateSnow Date
(if needed)
AlamanceAlamance Community College04-16-16-
BrunswickWest Brunswick High School04-09-16-
BuncombeCharles D Owen High School04-16-16-
CabarrusColtrane-Webb Magnet School04-09-16-
CatawbaLenoir Rhyne University04-30-16-
CumberlandSouth View High School04-16-16-
Durham (Div A)Southern School of Energy & Sustainability04-30-16-
JohnstonFour Oaks Elementary School03-19-16-
New HanoverAshley High School05-21-16-
OnslowNorthside High School01-30-16-
PenderCape Fear Middle School04-09-16-
PittJ.H. Rose High School03-05-16-
Wake - CentennialCentennial Campus Magnet Middle School04-02-16-
Wake - Leesville RoadLeesville Road Elementary04-16-16-
Wake - Middle CreekMiddle Creek High School03-19-16-
Wake-WakefieldWakefield Middle School05-07-16-
WilkesWest Wilkes Middle School05-14-16-
Lenoir Rhyne
Cape Fear Senior High
Ashley High School
Raleigh Charter High School
Wake- MC Middle Creek Elementary
Fred A. Smith Elementary

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