It's Academic/Quizmaster Challenge


The purpose of It's Academic is academic competition through the It's Academic TV show on channel 4, the Quizmaster show on MCPS TV, and through the Montgomery Academic Beltway League.  

Who May Join

Anyone may participate, although most participate through teacher recommendations. 

Meeting Times

The team meets Tuesday and Thursday afternoons in Room 214, 2:30-3:30 pm. 

More Information

SVHS's It’s Academic team represents the school on WRC-TV’s “It’s Academic” show, NBC's high school quiz program. Seneca Valley is one of eighty-one public and private schools throughout the metropolitan area that compete in this competition to win money for their school. According to NBC, the program stimulates higher academic achievement, and several famous politicians participated in "It's Academic" when they were in school. The program is sponsored by Giant Food. The team practices answering questions related to topics in the arts, science, mathematics, literature, history and current events.

Read the Washington Post article about "It's Academic" and take the sample quiz.

The team also represents the school on the MCPS cable television show “Quizmaster Challenge” which aires on MCPS cable channel 34.  It can be viewed January through June on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7pm. Participants practice regularly to prepare for the competition.

The show was produced in Seneca Valley's TV studio under the direction of John Horvat 1988 - 2005.  The 400th show was taped on January 11, 2005.