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Good grades just aren't enough anymore. Challenge yourself in hundreds of academic competitions to get ranked in the ICS Global Academic Champions Rankings, and get the college and career opportunities you deserve.


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Your ICS Account it easy to track your competitions and awards. Stay up-to-date on all the latest news and information about your favorite competitions

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If you’ve already participated in academic competitions and won an award, add it to your profile to get points in over 40 ICS academic badges.

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The ICS Global Rankings bring special recognition and rewards for the real-world skills demonstrated in over 200 academic competitions. Claim your rank and don’t miss out on the unique college and career opportunities!"

Latest News & Updates

Posted on: June 27th, 2019

Academic Decathlon High School Dominance

In many academic competitions we have seen domination at the top level by a small group of schools. Recently we’ve been analyzing the national awards for some of the biggest academic...

Posted on: June 19th, 2019

Two decades of the Most Powerful Science Olympiad High Schools

Science competitions take many forms. From the research fair to the quizbowl, these competitions highlight many different skills across scientific disciplines. For the past 35 years, Science...

Posted on: June 12th, 2019

Is there a new FPS GIPS Power Rankings Leader?

After the 2017 Future Problem Solving (FPS) International Conference, we conducted an analysis of the Global Issues Problem Solving (GIPS) competition. In this, we found that overall, Kentucky had...

Posted on: June 10th, 2019

Mock Trial Dynasties: the best schools of the past 20 years

In its 35th year in 2019, thousands of students across the US competed for the National High School Mock Trial Championship. This makes reaching the national tournament no easy task, and it...

Posted on: May 20th, 2019

Has the new TARC Champion changed the power rankings in student rocketry?

With nearly 5,000 students competing in the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) in 2019, it is certainly not an easy feat to make it to the national finals, let alone make it into the top 10...

Posted on: May 18th, 2019

CyberPatriot dominance & dynasties: analyzing the teams to beat from the 2019 power rankings!

In April 2019, the Air Force Association’s 11th annual CyberPatriot National Youth Education Program crowned its champions from a whopping 6,387 teams (5,144 high school and 1,243 middle school...