The Montgomery County Intermediate Unit hosts the Regional Academic Competition to select a single high school team to represent Montgomery County at the Pennsylvania Academic Competition to be held in Harrisburg.  Each school district may send one academic team of six students, with four students competing in each round against other Montgomery County high school students.  Schools determine the criteria for selection of their team; they may send members of an existing academic team from their school.  A school staff member must accompany each team.  Each team competes in two matches and each match consists of two rounds.  Questions will be drawn from Literature, American History, Contemporary Events, World History, Potpourri, and Science and will cover all time periods.  No study syllabus is required.

The purpose of the Pennsylvania Academic Competition is to provide an opportunity for high schools from throughout Pennsylvania to compete academically.  Now in its 29th year, Representative Joseph R. Pitts established the Pennsylvania Academic Competition in 1992.  Each of the 29 Intermediate Units selects one high school team and the winner from the previous year creating 30 participating teams.

2021 Event Information

The 2020 PA Regional Academic Competition will be held on March 9 – 10, 2021 virtually via the Zoom platform.  

Important Deadlines

Item Due Date

Pre-Registration (now closed)


December 4, 2020


Final Registration (please contact Ben DeSantis @ for link)


February 5, 2021