High School and Middle School Curriculum and Instruction
Hispanic Heritage Month Essay and Art Contest
Synthesize information from several sources and write about a Hispanic-American hero who has helped make Florida a safe place to live, work and learn. Write your essay in a way that demonstrates a deep understanding of the topic. Contestants must be Florida residents, a student in grades 4-12

Sunshine State Scholars:
This award recognizes outstanding high school juniors that excel in math and science. Each school chooses one representative and the district then chooses an overall district winner. The district winner attends a state sponsored event in the spring which focuses on student exposure to STEM fields. The 9 school winners are recognized and given a plaque at a winter school board meeting.

High School Math Competition (Osceola Octagon)
A district-wide math competition where each high school brings a team of five students. This event is held at Valencia College - Osceola campus. The students compete in individual and team rounds. The top ten individuals and top three teams and top three overall teams are recognized in an award ceremony right after the competition.

Regional Science Olympiad

The goal of Science Olympiad is to improve the quality of science education through competitions similar to sporting events. Just as students are motivated to compete in various sporting activities, students compete as a team against other schools in 23 different events that range the spectrum of science subjects.

State Science and Engineering
The State Science and Engineering Fair of Florida is a three-day display of science project exhibits prepared by aspiring scientists and engineers in grades six through twelve. More than 900 Finalists display projects illustrating their research in competition of awards. The main objective of the SSEF are to:

• Recognize scientific talent in young people;

• Introduce students to organized research;

• Provide teachers a forum for the exchange of ideas; Focus attention on STEM (science,  
   technology, engineering and mathematics)


The Regional Envirothon is a problem-solving, natural resource education program with a focus on current environmental issues – annually selected topics such as energy sources, ground water, Gulf of Mexico environmental concerns or other current issues.

School Based History Fairs
Promotes analysis via studying history in the classroom by offering students the means and the encouragement to do original research.

Osceola County History Fair

Promotes analysis via studying history in the classroom by offering students the means and the encouragement to do original research.

Florida History Fair
The Florida History Fair state contest is held at Tallahassee Community College. The Student Union is the site of student registration and the main gathering area. Paper, documentary, performance, exhibit, and website categories are judged in buildings nearby.

History Bee - Select Middle Schools

The National History Bee is an exciting social studies competition for students who love learning about history and testing their knowledge of history through competition.

Central Florida Debate Initiative Tournaments
High schoolers participate in debate and public speaking competition with surrounding districts. Participating in Lincoln Douglass Debate, Public Forum Debate, Congressional Debate, Extemporaneous Speaking, Declamation, Original Oratory, Oral/Dramatic/Duo/Humorous Interpretation of Literature.

Northern Florida Catholic Forensic League

The NFCFL is about enhancing student performance through the forensic arts. Our competitive events act as a catalyst to challenge students to read, write, and research across the curriculum.
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