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Academic Competitions

Academic Competitions offers fun and exciting opportunities for students to build and enhance their academic, pre-professional, and social-emotional skills in competitive and safe team environments.

Academic Competitions


11424 S. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60643

We plan and host academic tournaments and competitions, manage the in-school and after school-based programs for participating district schools, and assist schools in securing funding and supplies for their programs.

City of Chicago Math League (CCML)

Approximately 400 students participated in the five competition meets of the 2022-2023 CCML season. Students competed in the following subject areas: Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and Precalculus. Three schools joined the program this year: King College Prep, Back of the Yards, and Westinghouse. The championship competition was held on Saturday, April 15, 2023, at Malcolm X College. The winners of the competition were Payton (Division A), Von Steuben (Division B), and Hancock (Division C).


  • Academic Decathlon
  • High School Debate
  • Middle School Debate
  • City of Chicago Math League
  • Chicago Junior Math League
  • First Move Chess
  • Elementary Chess
  • High School Chess
  • Cops & Kids
  • Citywide Spelling Bee

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