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Academic Competitions

Sapient offers private coaching for group and individual STEM, business, and English competitions.

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The Caribou Math Cup is a series of six annual online math competitions. It requires problem solving and logic rather than a high level of conceptual knowledge like other math competitions (AMC/Mathworks). 

  • Category: Math

  • Deadline: Rolling (2/10 & 2/11 or 4/7 & 4/8)

  • Size: Individual

  • Grade: all

  • Estimated prep time: call to inquire

Students will pitch an idea or product to experienced businesspeople. Students will obtain experience with presenting information, speaking, and research.

  • Category: Business

  • Deadline: 2/19/21

  • Size: 1 – 5 students

  • Grade: 9 – 12

  • Estimated prep time: 10+ hours

 Students will use math and modeling to come up with a solution to a real world problem. The question is open ended and encourages problem-solving and information gathering.

  • Category: Math, optional coding

  • Deadline: 3/1/21

  • Size: 3 – 5 students

  • Grade: 11 – 12

  • Estimated prep time: 15 hours

Students identify a problem in the community and use scientific principles and engineering design to come up with a solution. Students will submit a virtual folder that will contain pictures, diagrams, spreadsheets, answers to questions, and more.

  • Category: STEM

  • Deadline: 3/3/21

  • Size: 3 – 4 students

  • Grade: 6 – 9 (teams must be the same grade)

  • Estimated prep time: 20 hours

Students will examine, question, and reflect on important concepts in genetics.

  • Category: STEM/Writing

  • Deadline: 3/3/21

  • Size: Individual

  • Grade: 9 – 12

  • Estimated prep time: 6 hours

  • Fee: TBA

"Why must journalists strive to improve diversity and representation in both their coverage and in their newsrooms, and how might this happen?"

  • Category: Nonfiction

  • Deadline: 2/19/21

  • Size: Individual

  • Grade: 9 – 12

  • Estimated prep time: 5 hours

Students will write a poem or a story about wishes coming true, wishes going wrong, or a description of a character who grants wishes.

  • Category: Fiction/Poetry

  • Deadline: 2/28/21

  • Size: Individual

  • Age: 5 – 10, 11 – 14, 15 – 18

  • Estimated prep time: 5 hours

Students will write one or several works in three out of the four genres: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama/screenplay, as well as explain the process for and significance of their project.

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  • Category: Fiction/Nonfiction

  • Deadline: 3/10/21

  • Size: Individual

  • Grade: 9 – 12

  • Estimated prep time: 25 hours

Students write an essay on the relationship between equality and justice and the impact this relationship has on society. This essay requires students to use personal experience as well as research to craft a nuanced sociological and/or philosophical argument.

  • Category: Nonfiction

  • Deadline: 4/15/21

  • Size: Individual

  • Estimated prep time: 5 hours

Students will examine, question, and reflect on important concepts in genetics.

  • Category: STEM/Writing

  • Deadline: 3/3/21

  • Size: Individual

  • Grade: 9 – 12

  • Estimated prep time: 6 hours

  • Fee: TBA

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