Academic Competitions


Science Olympiad

​​If you are interested in joining our Junior High Science Olympiad team, please contact your Education Coordinator and fill out our Interest Form!

​Hickman Charter School students and families make a yearlong commitment of time and energy to Science Olympiad - and the rewards of advancing students' knowledge and enthusiasm for the sciences are lifelong!

HCS SciOly Coaches and teachers assist in obtaining study materials and resources and providing practice space and event coaching.  Parents take on the responsibility of being the primary "event coaches" for their students.  Event preparations including studying, building, practicing, and logging data take place throughout the school year, requiring coordination of face-to-face sessions with event partner(s) on and off campus.  The combined efforts of HCS staff, students, and our valued parents combine for team success!


Science Olympiad Grade Information

Academic Pentathlon

This is an annual competition for 7th and 8th grafe. Our HMS team works all year to prepare for the big events.  Categories include: social science, science, mathematics, fine art, speech, essay, and literature. 

This year's theme is The Cold War.  Students are excitedly reading this year's Aca Penta novel.  

For questions, please contact Michelle Blaze at


Spelling Bee

Every year, Michelle Blaze hosts our seventh and eighth-grade students in our school spelling bee.  Two winners of our campus bee represent our school at the SCOE annual Junior High Spelling Championship.  Both are written competitions, and the winner of the county's bee moves on to state competitions. 

Our campus bee is always a well attended school event with many participants, and students are always excited to share the words they knew and the ones that eliminated them.  The sixth-grade students participate and compete in the elementary spelling bee per SCOE guidelines.