Destin High School Academic Team started in 2022. In the fall of 2023 both JV and Varsity Teams participated in intramural at Ft. Walton Beach High School, and Niceville High School, both JV and Varsity won rounds against the competition. Academic Teams are highly competitive. A position on the JV or Varsity team is determined by a qualifying assessment. Colleges look favorably on resume’s that list Academic Team positions such as Captain . The district competition is televised on the local TV Channel for Okaloosa County.
The State competition in Orlando includes Academic Team players from all over the state. Many Academic team players in high school, go on to Quiz Bowl in College and win Academic Scholarships. Academic team practices weekly throughout the entire school year.
All star Tryouts will take place on December 5, and 6 at NWFSC Collegiate High School. Members from each high school team will compete for a place on the ALL Star team that will then practice every Tuesday at 3:30pm – 5:00pm at Rocky Bayou in Niceville to prepare for the state.
Okaloosa Tournament every Tuesday February – March 3;30-5:30 Ruckle Middle School Media Center
Destin High School Academic Team practices every Monday from 2:15pm to 3:15pm in Ms. Sweeney’s Classroom C 129