FSA is pleased to offer a wide variety of competitive academic teams to all of its students. Each academic team at FSA has a history of impressive achievements and excellence. Academic teams are a wonderful way for students to reinforce what they learn in the classroom while building teamwork skills, traveling, and building relationships that will last a life time.
Academic Teams Policies & Procedure 2020-21
Academic Teams Preference Form 2020-21 Elementary
Academic Teams FAQ-Elementary
FSA Students have the opportunity to become involved in the following competitive academic teams:
Head Coaches: Mrs. Vickery, Ms. Evans
At FSA, Elementary Science Olympiad is an academic team that strives to provide challenging and motivational events to help students pursue their science interests beyond the classroom. ESO offers a balance of science concepts from biology, earth science, chemistry, physics and technology. ESO is a great opportunity for students to flourish in science as their own person, but also as a team. All events require teamwork and collaboration, which encourages students to develop a team spirit.
Elementary Science Olympiad is a competitive academic team for students in 3-5 grade at Fulton Science Academy Private School. Elementary Science Olympiad competitions are like academic track meets, consisting of a series of 18 team events in the Elementary Division A. Each year, a portion of the events are rotated to reflect the ever-changing nature of genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering and technology. By combining events from all disciplines, Elementary Science Olympiad encourages a wide cross section of students to get involved. Emphasis is placed on active, hands-on group participation. Through Elementary Science Olympiad, students, teachers, parents, and administrators bond together and work toward a shared goal. Elementary Science Olympiad requires dedication, preparation, commitment, coaching, and practice throughout the year. Each school-based team is allowed to bring 20 3-5 grade students who cross-train for a variety of events in their skill set. Fulton Science Academy Private School will have 1 ESO team this year with each student preparing for 2-3 events.
Head Coach: Mrs. Duman
FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is a global program created to get kids excited about science and technology. FLL utilizes theme-based Challenges to engage kids in research, problem solving, and engineering. The cornerstones of the program are its Core Values, which emphasize contributions of others, friendly sportsmanship, learning, and community involvement. Our mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self- confidence, communication, and leadership. Each annual Challenge has two parts, the Project and the Robot Game. Working in teams of up to 7 kids and guided by at least one adult coach, team members have about 10 weeks to: a. Build an autonomous robot that will, in 2 minutes and 30 seconds, complete pre-designed missions b. Analyze, research, and invent a solution for a given assignment c. Create a clever presentation about their solution to perform in front of a panel of judges
Head Coach: Ms. Korukmez
Tech Fair is a statewide technology competition where students will compete in a variety of technology categories. Tech Fair club is for students to get ready; plan, program, develop projects and guides for the competition. Students are expected to choose one of Tech Fair categories. Students who choose Tech Fair as an Academic team are accepted in this club. Categories offered to study on by Tech Fair competition are: 3d modeling Animation Audio production Device modification Digital photo production Game design Internet applications Mobile apps Multimedia applications Non-multimedia applications Project programming Robotics Tech literacy challenge Tech programming challenge Video production
Head Coaches: Ms. Stacy, Mrs. Wolever
Math Olympiad is an academic team that meets weekly to nurture critical thinking skills and encourage higher levels of thinking. We develop problem solving skills in order to train for math competition. In Elementary & Middle School Math Olympiad Club, students will receive enhanced instruction, explore real contest challenges, and may compete as a Math Olympiad team member. The purpose is to promote enriched critical thinking and nurture mathematical talents in our youth through more logic-based problems and creative problem solving strategies with ease and efficiency. Math Olympiad functions much like a football or soccer team, requiring preparation, commitment, coaching and practice throughout the year! These math problems stimulate the mind, enhance pattern recognition, and require logical reasoning capabilities. Students will extend their mathematical knowledge and critical thinking skills acquired in the math classroom with the assistance of coaches, who will guide students through math contest problems during the weekly practices. Math Olympians will be selected from the applicants who apply during the first week of the school. This club includes intense focus on Math competitions, including but not limited to AMC-8, Math League, Math Counts, War Eagle, Cheetah Cup, Math Bee, and Math Kangaroo and many other local elementary, middle, and high school math competitions
Head Coaches: Ms. Michaud, Mrs. Wisniewski
Elementary Reading Bowl is a competitive reading team created to participate in the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl each year. Students accepted to the team will read ten award-winning chapter books selected by the Reading Bowl committee. Students study and practice with these books, then students engage in gameshow-style competitions against other schools. Students participating in Reading Bowl learn crucial study, organization, and academic skills including academic independence and accountability, teamwork and collaboration, reading comprehension, analytical reading/book analysis, and more! Reading Bowl is unique to academic teams because it requires both immersive teamwork and independent studies. Students compete in rounds where they are asked questions about the books (moderators may ask absolutely anything about any of the books) and students buzz in to answer. Each team has the potential to earn 60 points per round, and each round is played against a different school. At the end of all rounds, points are totaled and the highest-scoring school wins the competition. Two schools from every level advance to the next level, beginning with county and going through state. This is an amazing opportunity for avid readers to delve into specially selected books and engage with other students about the texts!