2021 Academic WorldQuest™
Congratulations to all our incredible teams who competed on Tuesday in the local Academic WorldQuest!
And a HUGE thank you to our participating schools, Keystone School, St. Anthony, BASIS Shavano, Calvary Chapel Christian Academy, Texas Military Institute Episcopal, and Thomas Jefferson High School.
We hosted the 19th Annual Academic WorldQuest™ on February 23, 2021. Academic WorldQuest™ is the flagship education program of the World Affairs Councils of America.
One of the greatest challenges facing our nation and our schools across the country is preparing our youth for the globally interconnected world of the 21st Century. America’s ability to face economic and security challenges and seize new opportunities depends on an informed citizenry and a well-educated workforce. Academic WorldQuest™ is a unique, competitive educational program that exposes youth to the world outside our borders and prepares them for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st Century.
Founded in 2003, Academic WorldQuest™ is a team game testing high school students’ knowledge of international affairs. In the game, four-person teams compete by answering questions divided into ten unique and engaging thematic categories. The winner is the team with the most correct answers.
What is Academic WorldQuest™?
Academic WorldQuest™ is a flagship youth education program of the national network of World Affairs Councils. It is a team competition testing high school students’ knowledge of international affairs. In the competition, four-person teams compete by answering multiple-choice questions divided into ten unique and engaging thematic categories. The National Competition is supported by San Antonians Carlos and Malu Alvarez.
There are benefits for all students who participate!
- Prepares for future international studies and careers in the global economy
- Incredible resume builder for university applications
- Topics are compatible with and enhance the study of many existing curriculums and AP courses
- Participate in the virtual National Competition in April 2021
- Contributes to the national Common Core State Standards Initiative by fostering reading comprehension skills for informational text.
It’s easy to coach a team (or three!):
- Assemble a team of 4 students (up to 3 teams per school).
- Fill out registration form attached or visit wacofsa.org.
- Attend the local competition in 2021.
- If your team wins, participate in the virtual National Competition in April 2021.