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 Super Bowl Study Materials
Order Form
Junior Pre-Contest Study Materials
Senior Pre-Contest Study Materials
Academic Competition Product Order Form
Recruitment Poster

2023 Junior Study Guides
2023 Senior Study Guides

NEW! 2023 Junior Readings:  
English:  Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare (Any Edition)

Social Studies:  1493: From Columbus’s Voyage to Globalization  ISBN: 978-I-60980-633-7

NEW! 2023 Senior Readings:
English:   The Tempest by William Shakespeare (Folger Edition) ISBN-10: ‎ 9780743482837    ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0743482837

Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks   ISBN-13:  9780143121077

Social Studies: 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created  ISBN: 978-0-307-27824-I

2023 Contest Subject Order
Junior: Math, English, Science,
Social Studies, Interdisciplinary

Senior: English, Science, Fine Arts,
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.

2022 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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