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Every fall, high school students from area Christian schools come to the Southwest Baptist University campus to compete in the ACSI College Preparatory Championships.
The Association of Christian Schools International strives to enable and equip Christian educators and schools worldwide to effectively educate children and young people with the mind of Christ.
The competition includes academic, art, theater and selected athletic events.
The academic competition includes 16 subject areas, ten of which are for college
credit. Most of the multiple choice tests are actual SBU departmental exams. Scores on the exams not only provide the basis for student awards, b
ut students who satisfy the test-out requirements set by the department are allowed to waive the corresponding course upon matriculation to SBU.
While not every test satisfies this requirement, over $
56,000 of academic certificates were awarded to students at the 2008 competition.
Ava Victory Academy will send 21 high school students for co
mpetition this year.
Each school is invited to register one or more teams of up to three students in the robotics competition. Teams and sponsors from registered schools are invited to campus before the competition for a workshop where they receiv
e information on the robotics challenge and learn how to use their loaner robot.
Students from Ava Victory Academy traveled to Bolivar on October 8th to pick their robot and receive training on programming the robot.
Students are required to program the robot to find it’s way out of a maze, simulating the process that robots used searching the twin tower disaster after 9/11.
The actual robotics competition will be on November 18, followed by the academic competitions on the 19.