• The 2021 Madera County Academic Pentathlon will be held virtually on March 4 and March 13, 2021. Seven middle schools from throughout Madera County will participate.

    The Academic Pentathlon is a middle school event consisting of five subject areas: fine arts, essay, literature, science and social science. This year’s topic is The Cold War.

    On Thursday, March 4, students will write an essay in response to one of three prompts. This year’s novel is Spies: Secret Showdown Between America and Russia by Marc Favreau.

    On Saturday, March 13, students will compete in four multiple choice tests online in the areas of fine arts (art and music), literature, science, and social science. They will also participate in the Super Quiz live online, which will incorporate questions from all subject areas.

    Participating schools include: Jack G. Desmond Middle School, Martin Luther King, Jr, Middle School, Mountain Home School Charter, Rivergold Elementary School, Sherman Thomas STEM Academy, Spring Valley School, and Thomas Jefferson Middle School.

    For more information or if your school would like to participate, please email Kristi Winter, Coordinator, Student Events or call (559) 662-3873.

Academic Pentathlon logo.  A lamp of learning on stacked books in a pentagon.