• October 31, 2019 ACA PSIA Update: 

     
    Registration for 2019-2020 is now closed. No applications will be accepted.
     
     

    The PSIA (Private School Interscholastic Association) Mission:

    To inspire private, parochial, charter, and home-school student achievement through academic competition.

     PSIA

    What is PSIA?

    With 20 contest categories covering a wide range of disciplines in 62 academic contests, PSIA provides an exciting opportunity for students in grades 1 through 8 to engage in academic competition with their peers throughout the state of Texas.  PSIA remains the most comprehensive academic extra-curricular program in the nation for students in grades 1 – 8.

     

    Events Include:

     

    Grades

    Event

    1st

    2nd

    3rd

    4th

    5th

    6th

    7th

    8th

    Art Memory

     

     

     

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    Calculator Applications

     

     

     

     

     

    X

    X

    X

    Creative Writing

    X

    X

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Dictionary Skills

     

     

     

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    Impromptu Speaking

     

     

     

     

     

     

    X

    X

    Listening Skills

     

     

     

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    Maps, Charts, and Graphs

     

     

     

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    Mathematics

     

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    Modern Oratory

     

     

     

     

     

     

    X

    X

    Music Memory

     

     

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    Number Sense

     

     

     

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    On-Site Drawing

     

     

     

     

     

    X

    X

    X

    Poetry Interpretation

     

     

     

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    Ready Writing

     

     

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    Science

     

     

     

     

     

    X

    X

    X

    Spelling

     

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    Storytelling

    X

    X

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Vocabulary

     

     

     

     

    X

    X

    X

    X

    New this year:  Information Skills for Grades 5/6 and 7/8.  Students use their internet devices to find answers on the internet for 24 questions in this 30-minute research contest.

     

    *Arlington Classics Academy sends out participation information at the beginning of each school year through district and campus communication*   

    Visit www.psiaacademics.org for more information and description of each competitive event or click the link below: 

    PSIA Event Descriptions
     
     
     
    When choosing events, keep in mind that students cannot compete in events that test at the same time on Competition Day.  This chart, PSIA Conflict Pattern, shows the order of events and lists the exceptions.  If you have questions, please contact Kim Neill, Director of Academic Services.
     
    PSIA 2019-2020 Practice Schedules and Permission Slips are posted!  Click on the PSIA Documents tab to the left.