MVCS believes that various academic competitions are excellent opportunities for students to push themselves to the next level and enjoy a sense of accomplishment for their success just as athletes competing in sports. Additionally, results from these academic competitions provide one snapshot to validate the strength of MVCS's academic program in comparison to like school. Throughout the academic year, MVCS students have several opportunities to compete in a wider academic arena with students from nearby Christian and parochial schools. MVCS students have brought home many blue ribbons from these competitions, and we love to celebrate their achievements!
ACSI District Spelling Bee (January, Grades 1-8)
Students prepare by studying their grade level word lists in preparation for in-house and District Spelling Bees.
ACSI Math Olympics (Early Spring, Grades 3-8)
Each classroom sends two representatives to compete in one of two tests administered, either in the area of computation or in the reasoning category.
ACSI District Speech Meet (Spring, Grades 1-8)
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 Science Fair (Spring, Grades 7-8)
Each year 7th and 8th grade students conduct science experiments, write reports, and create visual aid displays as part of the MVCS Junior High Science Fair. A panel of judges determine the best entries from the school fair and those projects advance to the ACSI Science Fair. Students display their projects and meet with ACSI judges to answer questions about their work.
ACSI Art Festival (Spring, Grades 1-8)
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.
Battle of the Books (BOB) (March, 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.