Academic Super Bowl

Indiana Academic Super Bowl

Through this Hoosier contest, founded in 1987, teams of students enhance their research and study skills by delving into topics which change annually, taking them beyond what is usually covered in the classroom. There are two levels of competition, Junior (grades 6-8) and Senior (grades 9-12). Subject area rounds include English, math, science, social studies, interdisciplinary, and a fine arts round (senior division only).



Academic Super Bowl Coach Handbook
Academic Coach of the Year Nomination Form
Academic Coach of the Year Winner History

Early Access to Contest Study Materials Order Form
 Study Materials Ordered Confirmation List

Academic Competition Product Order Form
Recruitment Poster

NEW! Official 2023-2024 Study Guides
Junior Study Guides
Senior Study Guides

NEW! Barnes and Noble Order Form

2023-24 Readings for English
and Social Studies

Theme:  The End of the Second Millennium:  The 1980s and 1990s.

Senior English:
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
Dead Poets Society by Tom Shulman

Senior Social Studies:
Restless Giant:  The United States from Watergate to Bush v. Gore by James Patterson
Junior English:
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s
by J.K. Rowling
and The Wild Iris by Louise Gluck
Junior Social Studies:
The Presidents Fact Book by Roger Matuz

All of these sources are available in eBook format.  

CONTEST Materials

Periodic Table – Senior Science
NEW! Junior Invitational Order Form
NEW! Senior Invitational Order Form
Invitational Contests List
Answer Sheet

Proctor Instructions
Proctor Webinar

Team Signature Page

2023 Competition Certificates for Students
PPT: One Coach LineTwo Coach Lines
Word: One Coach LineTwo Coach Lines
PDF: One Coach LineTwo Coach Lines

Archived Contest Questions
Academic Super Bowl


2024 Contest Order
Science, Fine Arts, Social Studies, Math, English, Interdisciplinary (State Only)
Junior:  English, Science, Social Studies, Math, Interdisciplinary

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about our student programs and competitions? Check out our FAQ section for the most commonly asked questions.

2023 Indiana Academic Super Bowl Competition Dates

Academic Super Bowl News

Historic Results

View the Academic Super Bowl competition archives.

Academic Coach
of the Year

Anyone who serves as an academic coach during the school year is eligible for this award, and can be nominated by their principal, another coach, coordinator or volunteer. One academic coach from each level of competition (elementary, middle/junior and senior) is recognized at our annual Academic Coaches Conference.

Join DSP

In order to participate in Department of Student Programs (DSP) sponsored academic competitions, cheer competitions, Student Day at the Legislature, MLK Essay contest, and any other DSP programs, schools must maintain a current membership in DSP.

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