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Academic Teams

Join one of the Academic Teams to learn new skills, experience team building, interact with students from other middle schools, make new friends and have a great time. No background or previous experience is required. You may be able to join more than one, depending upon competition times. Still unsure? Email Mr. Aksu This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it your questions, or drop in and visit him in his office.

Benefits of Team Membership

  • Development of skills and knowledge beyond the classroom.
  • Team membership creates friendships, commitment, and "belonging".
  • The Academic Teams provide special opportunities for new experiences and fun activities.
These teams are designed to give students an opportunity to compete against teams from other schools in our local area and national areas.

Team members:

  • Gain skills in cooperative planning and team support.
  • Meet motivated and positive students from other schools.
  • Enjoy the camaraderie of team membership. 


Orlando Science Schools Competition Math Program

Welcome to OSS Competition Math Program. The main theme of the Competition Math Program is to have fun, to learn a lot of math, and to prepare for state and national level math competitions such as MathCounts, AMC 8, 10, and 12, Mu Alpha Theta, and Math League etc.

Please click here for the competition math calendar.
Please click here for the meeting dates and times.


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  • Regular attendance at weekly practice sessions

  • Completing homework each week

  • Full cooperation with math coach volunteers, assistants, parent volunteers, and a polite respectful attitude towards others

  • Following Orlando Science Schools policies, including those regarding discipline and maintaining grades

  • Commitment to attending County and State competitions

  • Self-motivation, hard work and dedication



Science Olympiad

Orlando Science Schools Science Olympiad program includes both middle and high school team competitions in which our teams of students practice and study to compete against other schools in events related to many scientific disciplines. Science Olympiad events delve into earth science, biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering. These disciplines are spread over 23 events and 15 team members. There are three levels of competition: regional, state, and national. Over 7,400 teams from 50 U.S. states compete each year. Science Olympiad has been growing stronger for 32 years. Orlando Science Schools Science Olympiad middle school team has been the Florida State champion for four times. We have represented the State of Florida in National Competitions in Wisconsin, Ohio, Florida and Nebraska.


  • Achievements

  • Seven times Central Florida Regional Champion in 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018.
  • Represented the State of Florida in the National Science Olympiad Tournaments in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017
  • Participated State Science Olympiad Finals Nine years in a row!
  • Placed Top Three both Div-B (middle) and Div-C (high) School Teams
  • Three Times State Finals Science Olympiad Champion in 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Five times Central Florida Regional Champion in 2011,2012, 2014, 2015, 2016



Model UN

Model United Nations, also known as Model UN or MUN, is an extra-curricular activity in which students typically roleplay delegates to the United Nations and simulate UN committees. This activity takes place at MUN conferences, which is usually organized by a high school or college MUN club. At the end of most conferences, outstanding delegates in each committee are recognized and given an award certificate; the Best Delegate in each committee, however, receives a gavel.


Thousands of middle school, high school, and college students across the country and around the world participate in Model United Nations, which involves substantial researching, public speaking, debating, and writing skills, as well as critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership abilities.





Duke TIP Program

Orlando Science Schools will facilitate the participation of qualified 7th graders in the Duke TIP (Talent Identification Program). Duke TIP is a global leader in identifying academically talented students and providing them with opportunities to support their development.
The Duke TIP 7th Grade Talent Search helps educators and families determine how advanced their students’ academic abilities truly are.Traditional testing often fails to measure the variation among many academically talented students who reach the upper limits of scoring on grade-level exams. Above-level testing at least two years above a student's current grade offers gifted students and their families a far better understanding of how the student compares to his or her gifted peers and what level of educational challenge is appropriate.
Students are identified based on standardized test scores achieved while attending elementary or middle school. As part of the talent search enrollment, they are invited to take either the ACT or the SAT college entrance exam as a seventh grader which allows them greater insight into their academic abilities. In addition, experts at Duke TIP have developed and compiled information to inspire academically talented young people to learn through exciting, stimulating and challenging educational opportunities to augment their capabilities.


Eligibility for enrollment is an honor and indicates outstanding intellectual potential. Enrollment begins August 1 of each year.
As part of the 7th Grade Talent Search, Duke TIP will register a student for either the ACT or the SAT. The test registration is included in the talent search enrollment fee. For a student already excelling at grade-specific tests, the knowledge and experience gained from taking an above-level test like the ACT or SAT is invaluable. Above-level testing provides helpful insight into a student's academic abilities and allows effective planning for high school and beyond. Additionally, these testing experiences give seventh graders the opportunity to preview the same test they will face during the college admissions process.
Special award ceremonies are held to bring families together so they can celebrate the outstanding achievement of 7th Grade Talent Search participants. Students qualify for recognition ceremonies based on ACT and SAT scores. Qualifying students receive invitations in April. Students who test after March do not attend ceremonies; their awards are mailed in August.