Glossary

Upper Elementary Academic Bowl

Oklahoma Regional Science Bowl

OKC Blue

Online Tournaments

TOCQ

Tournament of Champions

Oklahoma Quiz Bowl Camp

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Calendar

6th Grade

What is available for 6th grade students?

Upper Elementary Academic Bowl

Upper Elementary Academic Bowl is a playoff series. Once the team has been enrolled it will be assigned to a regional group. All schools play district and regional with the top teams advancing to Area. District tournament will be held before Semester break, Regional and Area tournament are during the 2nd semester, before spring break.

Oklahoma Regional Science Bowl

6th - 8th grade students may participate in the Oklahoma Regional Science Bowl. The OAAC is proud to sponsor regional qualifying tournaments for both middle and high school students for the U.S. Department of Energy National Science Bowl.
The winning team from each regional competition is invited to participate in the National competition. The teams representing each regional, both middle and high school, will be eligible to compete in the National Science Bowl competition held at the National 4-H Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Qualifying teams received an all-expense paid trip to compete for the national title. In addition to the academic competition, students are given the opportunity to attend presentations by well-known scientists on current topics in math and the sciences.

OKC Blue Academic Competition

6th - 8th grade students may participate in the OKC Blue Academic Bowl. It is held in December at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City. Preliminary competition is in the morning with the finals being held center court at halftime of the OKC Blue basketball game. This tournament features a fast paced game and the addition of sports questions.

Online Tournaments

6th grade students are included in the elementary division for Online Tournaments. An Online Tournament is a team event. There is no limit to the size of the team. Team membership may change from one subject area to the next. There are 4 grade levels of competition. Primary - 3rd and 4th grade. Elementary - 5th and 6th grade. Mid Level - 7th and 8th grade. High School - 9th - 12th grade. Each grade level has 5 subject area tournaments; humanities and fine arts, language arts, mathematics, science and social studies.

TOC - The Tournament of Champions is the state written test championship for students in 6th, 7th and 8th grade. Students must qualify to attend the Tournament of Champions by placing 1st, 2nd or 3rd in mathematics, science, social studies, humanities and fine arts, current events or language arts at a qualifying event.

TOC Scholar - The TOC Scholar Cup is an award given to the top individual in the TOC Scholar competition. To be eligible to test as a TOC Scholar a student must qualify for the TOC in 4 different subject areas. A separate test for TOC scholar is given. The student named 6th, 7th or 8th grade TOC Scholar will be the student with the highest score on the TOC Scholar test. 

TOCQ - Tournament of Champions Qualifying event. There are two types of qualifying events. OAAC TOCQ is an online event sponsored by the OAAC. Other TOCQ are events hosted by individual school districts.

OQBC - Oklahoma Quiz Bowl Camp is a 4 day camp in July. It was established to help middle school and high school players develop strategies for study and preparation for academic competitions. The camp will teach students how to become better quiz bowl players and how to direct their own knowledge acquisition.