Start a Science Olympiad Team

Your STEM learning experiences are just about to get really exciting!


Step 1: Which Division?

Science Olympiad is organized around schools with teams at the Division A (elementary), Division B (middle/junior), and Division C (high school) levels. Wisconsin Science Olympiad (WSO) offers many state-wide tournament and programming activities for Div. B and C. Division A activities are organized locally through participating schools.

WSO follows the policies and procedures of the National Science Olympiad (NSO) on the formation of teams.  

Here are some great resources and guidelines:
Starting a Team
Team Grade Levels
Organizing a Team


Step 2: Join Science Olympiad

An annual membership for a team in WSO is $300. This fee includes WSO and NSO membership, digital access to the event rules and ability to participate in Invitational, Regional and State and National tournaments and programming.*   NEW TEAMS are able to join Science Olympiad in Wisconsin for the first two years for $60/year! What a great way to experience Science Olympiad, even if your team is only starting out with a few students.

*State and National Tournaments are qualification based and Invitational Tournaments may charge an additional entry fee.

Step 3: Let the fun begin!

Once registered with WSO, your team is now able to participate in the many tournaments across the state and nation. Your team will be assigned to a Region in the state which will set their qualifying tournament for state. Teams are then encouraged to attend one of the state or national invitational tournaments.  There is a wealth of information and resources to explore on Science Olympiad that can help in preparation for the events of the tournaments.

Here is a set of great resources:

Wisconsin Tournaments
National Invitationals
Coaching Workshops*
Event Resources
Science Olympiad Vidoes blog

*The Great Lakes is highly recommended.