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Academic Showdown

Launched in 2022, the West Virginia Academic Showdown is an academic head-to-head competition that brings West Virginia high school students from across the state together for regional matchups.

Highlights from the 2023 Academic Showdown

2024 Season

Academic Showdown is returning for the 2024 season in partnership between the West Virginia Department of Education, the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, West Virginia Public Broadcasting, and the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture, and History.

The matches will be held at institutions of higher education across the state.

For more information about Academic Showdown, please contact Karen Linville, Coordinator,, 304-558-5325

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Competition Schedule

2024 dates and locations will be announced prior to October 15, 2024