Decorative text saying Academic Challenge, with academic in orange and challenge in blue

Student teams from all seven CCPS high schools go head-to-head in three round competitions. In an effort to score the highest points, they have five seconds to answer short-answer questions from all academic subject areas. Academic Challenge is based on the long running quiz show It's Academic. Many CCPS high schools travel to Baltimore to participate on It's Academic, competing against other schools from around Maryland. WMH is working toward joining the competitors of It's Academic. 

Coach: Emily Hancock -
Asst. Coach: Gail Faust -


Event Dates/Locations 2021-2022:

  • November 18th, at Francis Scott Key High
  • January 13th, at Winters Mill High
  • March 17th, at Liberty High

Event Times:

The 2021-2022 school year is a little different than prior years. In an effort to be conscious of Covid transmission, each event is comprised of three matches between the same two teams. Other teams will be competing at the same time, but at different schools. Teams are expected at their location by 3:30 and matches will begin as soon as teams have arrived. Competitions usually finish around 5:30.    

Practice Times:

  •  Monday after schools is the optional practice day, 2:30 -3:30, in the WMH Media Center
  •  The week before an event is a mandatory practice, day to be determined