• The 2023-2024 Madera County Academic Pentathlon will be held on March 9, 2024. This year, 10 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 “Technology and Humanity.”

    On Wednesday, February 14, students will be given 40 minutes to write an essay and complete the literature test online on their school campus.

    On Saturday, March 9, students will compete in four multiple choice tests in the subject areas. They will also participate in the Super Quiz, which will incorporate questions from all subject areas, in front of an audience.  The Super Quiz begins at 11:45 a.m. at Ranchos Middle School and the public is invited to attend. The awards ceremony will be held at 1:30 p.m.

    Participating schools include: Jack G. Desmond Middle School, Eastin-Arcola School, La Vina Elementary School, Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School, Mountain Home School Charter, Oak Creek Intermediate School, Ranchos Middle School, Sherman Thomas STEM Academy, and Thomas Jefferson Middle School.

    For more information or if your school would like to participate, please contact Kristi Winter, Coordinator, Student Events at (559) 662-3873 or e-mail kwinter@mcsos.org.

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