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    The Battle of the Spartans course strengthens students' skills in multiple disciplines:

    • language arts
    • social science
    • math
    • science

    Students compete against other students, schools, and communities in a variety of academic competitions. They experience and practice teamwork & camaraderie, and build a strong sense of community while improving discussion techniques, problem-solving strategies, and creativity. While all students will participate in practices, individual students will find an area of passion and strength on which to focus, thus building confidence and gaining valuable experience in an area of interest. 

    Potential competitions (based on student interest):
     
    • Odyssey of the Mind 
    • National History Day
    • Future City (science)
    • America's Battle of the Books
    • The (try your) Hardest Math Competition 
    • NY Times Writing Contests
    • The Art Effect Project 
    • Doodle 4 Google
    • National Spelling Bee
    • Various Local Competitions
      • The Acorn: Fiction in a Nutshell 
      • The City of Calabasas: Recycling Drawing Contest 

    *Students find and research the contests themselves.  Practices and preparation take place during class.