MVCS believes that academic competitions provide a fun and engaging way to challenge students, allowing them to showcase their talents and compete with integrity. Additionally, results from these academic competitions provide one snapshot to validate the strength of MVCS's academic program in comparison to other schools. MVCS students have brought home many blue ribbons from these competitions, and we love to celebrate their achievements!
ACSI District Spelling Bee (Grades 1-4)
Students prepare by studying their grade level word lists in preparation for in-house and District Spelling Bees.
ACSI District Speech Meet (Grades 1-4)
Students spend several weeks committing passages of Scripture or prose to memory, preparing for an in-house evaluation as well as the District Speech Meet.
ACSI Art Festival (Grades K-8)
Each year a variety of students' art projects are selected by a panel of judges to represent MVCS at the ACSI Art Festival. The work is then displayed with work of similar genres and competes for awards at the district level.
- ACSI Math Olympics (Grades 3-5)
Each classroom sends two representatives to compete in one of two tests administered, either in the area of computation or in the reasoning category.
- Battle of the Books (BOB) (Grades 4-5)
MVCS may send a maximum of two teams (five students per team, with two alternates) to the ACSI Battle of the Books Competition. Students compete by answering questions regarding a select list of twenty books they have read and discussed in advance. A MVCS Battle of the Books Competition is held on campus in advance to prepare students for the event and allow more students exposure to the fun competition style. CLICK HERE for details on the MVCS Battle of the Books Club.
- Lego Robotics (Grade 5)
Lego Robotics is an in-house Lego Robotic competition for 5th grade students. Prior to the competition, students will learn the basics of robotic construction, coding, and execution. In the competition, students will earn points for building and programming Lego robots to accomplish particular tasks.
- The Amazing Shake (Grades 5-8)
The Amazing Shake differs from a traditional speech meet which focus on memorization and presentation. Instead, students work to excel in the various nuances of human interaction such as extemporaneous speaking, how to give a proper handshake, how to "work a room," and how to remain composed under pressure. The competition emphasizes manners, discipline, respect, and professional conduct. The goal is to prepare students so they are able to present themselves exceptionally well for opportunities today, as well as those that will come in the future.
- Sage Hill Math Invitational (Grades 6-8)
The Sage Hill Math Invitational consists of team-based competitions in the areas of Mental Math, Measurement, Algebra, Statistics and Probability, Geometry, and Engineering. Students will also compete individually in Math Counts, a head-to-head individual tournament in which students compete to solve math problems in a best-of-three round system.