TACS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE CONTEST
Each year, TACS sponsors the Academic Challenge. The Academic Challenge is open to any high school whose District is an Institutional Member of TACS. Each school can enter up to three teams in the competition, and each team is made up of three members. Students of varying academic ability are on each team. Questions for the competition are based on the TEKS from the high school courses in English, mathematics, science, and social studies. Competitions are held at the regional and state level. The State Contest is held at the Bell County Expo Center, 301 W Loop 121, Belton, Texas. Winning teams at the regional and state level are awarded scholarship money to all team members.
The TACS Academic Challenge Scholarship Contest has awarded over $1 Million in cash scholarships since 1993. Division of scholarship money at the Area Contests:
(1) In an Area Contest where scholarships total $5,000 or more:
1st Place Team – 30% 2nd Place Team – 25% 3rd Place Team – 20%
4th Place Team – 15% 5th Place Team – 10%
(2) In an Area Contest where scholarships total more than $1,000 but less than $5,000:
1st Place Team – 50% 2nd Place Team – 30% 3rd Place Team – 20%
(3) In an Area Contest where scholarships total $1,000 or less:
1st Place Team – 100%
The total amount of scholarships per contest will be based on the amount of entry fees plus sponsorships less expenses.
The money will be will be held in escrow until the time that the student has enrolled in an accredited college, university, or trade school. If, within one year of high school graduation, the student decides not to pursue a post-secondary education, the money will be returned to ACADEMIC CHALLENGE account and used for future competitions.
January - March, 2019 - View the List of Area Host Schools NOTICE: DATES ARE INCORRECT
April 7, 2019 - LOCATION TBA
TIME of STATE CONTEST: 1:00 P.M.
CONTESTANT REGISTRATION: 10:45 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.