There are three Science Olympiad Divisions:
- Division A (Grades K-6)
- Division B (Grades 6-9)
- Division C (Grades 9-12)
The Elementary Science Olympiad program (Division A) is much more flexible, and varied in comparison to the Middle and High School divisions. Depending upon where you live in Michigan, your community’s involvement may range from a large competitive tournament for which your school could register, to not having any formal program. Any school can take advantage of the resources offered by the National Science Olympiad program to organize an elementary-level event. It can be less intensive than a competitive tournament, like a Science Fun Day. Some schools have integrated elements from Science Olympiad into their curriculum. Please visit the miscioly.org website for more information.
- Students on the team must be from the membership school; and a school is considered to be a separate school if it has a separate administrator. Recruiting from neighboring schools, districts, counties or states is not permitted. If you are home-educated or attend a virtual school, please see team qualification requirements under the national Home and Virtual School Policy at National Science Olympiad Team Qualification.
- A team may have up to fifteen (15) students.
- Any student can compete at only one Division level (either Division B or C, not both) at a single school.
- A maximum of five (5) 9th grade students (from the previous year's enrollment of 8th grade students) may participate on a Division B team.
- A maximum of seven (7) 12th grade students may participate on a Division C team.