Academic Pentathlon

The Academic Pentathlon was developed to challenge students and recognize academic excellence among students of all achievement levels. Established as an academic club on campus, the team preparation period is approximately three (3) months with the final team selected about a month before the competition. The special blend of education and competition offered by the Academic Pentathlon enables Pentathletes to:

  • Improve research, study, and test-taking skills
  • Enjoy camaraderie and support from teammates and coach
  • Enhance communication and interpersonal skills
  • Grow in appreciation for academic endeavor
  • Have fun while learning
  • Develop self-discipline and endurance
  • Gain greater level of self-esteem
  • Take pride in academic achievements
  • Develop critical thinking skills

The Academic Pentathlon is a four-event academic competition for 4th and 5th grades and a five-event competition for 6th grade.

Participants: 4th, 5th, and 6th graders in participating BCSD schools

When: May of each year

Nondiscrimination Policy

Bakersfield City School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived characteristics of race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identifications, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information or any other characteristic identified in Education Code 200 or 220, Penal code 422.55, or Government Code 11135, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site principal and/or the District’s Human Resource Administrator, at 661-631-4663, or at 1300 Baker Street, Bakersfield, California 93305. A copy of BCSD’s Uniform Complaint Procedures and Non-Discrimination policies are available by clicking here and/or upon request.