Since 1966, over 20,000 students in grades 4 – 12 have competed in the annual Academic Games National Tournament.
Academic Games Leagues of America (AGLOA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing “Thinking Kids” of character, excellence, and integrity. AGLOA provides a series of Academic Games competitions throughout the nation, resulting in a national championship tournament in late April each year. Students who excel academically have a chance to compete and be rewarded for their accomplishments. Academic Games tournaments challenge students to use higher order thinking skills in the subjects of Language Arts, English, History and Mathematics. Players receive recognition and awards in the same way that sports champions are honored.
St. Bernard Parish schools have been competing in Academic Games since 1993, and many school leaders and faculty, including Superintendent Doris Voitier, Assistant Superintendent Mary Lumetta, several school administrators, and five current Academic Games coaches are alumni of the program.