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 22nd 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.  An information package, including regional academic competition guidelines, registration form, and MCIU student photographic release forms will be sent to all county high school principals in November.

Questions:  Contact Lisa Moore at lmoore@mciu.or or 610-755-9319

2019 Event Information

The 2019 PA Regional Academic Competition will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 from 8:30am – 2:00pm at the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit in Norristown, PA. The snow date will be Thursday, March 21.

Important Deadlines

Item Due Date



Friday, November 2, 2018


Final Registration – Payment for Participation


Friday, December 14, 2018


Submit Team Members and Release Forms *


Friday, January 25, 2019


* Photographic Release forms must be received PRIOR to the event day.  Photo Releases will not be accepted the day of the event unless there are extenuating circumstances.

A confirmation of registration email will be sent to the contact person. Further instructions will be emailed before the competition. Final registration completed after December 14, 2018 will incur an additional $25.00 fee.