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Marietta, GA 30060



Division A (ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, grades 3-6)  

GA ESO 2015 Events  

ESO 2015 Event correlations to GA Performance Standards 

NEW: ESO 2015 Event Clarifications! 

2015 ESO State Qualifying Tournaments

Teams may only compete in ONE state qualifying competition for the 2015 ESO Season.  If a team disregards this rule and competes in more than one state qualifier, the team will forfeit any earned state team slot. If a tournament director learns that a team has already competed in a state qualifier this year prior to his/her competition, the team may be disqualified from competing in the additional state qualifying competition.  

 1.  Fulton Co ESO Comp, Mar 21, 2015, only open to elementary schools in Fulton Co Schools district. Contact for details:

2.  Cobb Co Regional ESO, Mar 7, 2015, Cobb Co Schools have priority, if spaces remaining, schools outside Cobb may participate; Outside schools may be charged a registration fee; Location: Walton High School; Contact for details:   Registration Link:

3.  2015 DeKalb Co ESO Tournament, Mar 28, 2015, DeKalb Co Schools have priority, if spaces remain, schools outside DeKalb may participate; Outside schools are charged a $25 fee, Location:  Druid Hills Middle School, Contact for details:

4.  Northeast GA ESO Invitational, Mar 28, 2015,  Open to any school; $50 registration fee per team, Location: North Oconee High; Contact for details:;

5.  Fayette Co ESO, March 14, 2015, Only open to Fayette County Schools.  Location: Whitewater High School; Contact for details:

6.  GA Tech Savannah ESO 2015, Mar 21, 2015.  Only open to Savannah-Chatham Schools.  $50 Registration fee per team.  Location: GA Tech Savannah Campus.  Contact for details:

7.  2015 Gwinnett ESO Tournament, Apr 18, 2015.  Gwinnett Co Schools have priority, if spaces remain, schools outside Gwinnett may participate; $25 Registration fee, Location: Brookwood High School; Contact for details,

8.  Forsyth Co ESO Qualifier, Mar 7, 2015 (tentative, not confirmed yet).  Forsyth Co Schools have priority, at least 10 team slots reserved for schools/teams outside Forsyth Co.  $50 Registration fee for teams outside Forsyth Co Schools. , Location: Lambert High School.  Contact for details:  Reg Link:

9.  Cherokee Co ESO Qualifier, DATE TBA, Only open to Cherokee Co Schools.  Location: TBA.  Contact for details: 

10.  West GA RESA: Feb 28, 2015; Location: Brooks Elementary School: Contact for details;   There is a per team registration fee and schools may only bring 1 team.  

 11.  South GA College:  Info TBA

12.  Houston Co:  Info TBA



Additional Resources: 

1.  Released sample events from prior years ESO reqion/state qualifying competitions.  These will be posted for a limited amount of time!   Click Here  

2.  Coaches Sharing Resources:  






State ESO tentatively scheduled for Sat, May 16th at Kennesaw State University.  

Elementary Coaches Workshops 2014-2014



What is Elementary Science Olympiad?  (ESO)

Elementary Science Olympiad provides students engaging learning opportunities in STEM in a variety of ways.  ESO may be used for classroom instruction, Science Days/Nights, Inter-grade level competition (such as a Science Field Day) and as a Competition.  Each state/event organizer determines whether to offer ESO competitions.  Georgia hosts one of the largest ESO competitions with 65 teams each May at Kennesaw State University. 

State Competition Qualification for  GA ESO:  Affiliated ESO competitions will again be given an allotment of team slots for the state ESO competition.  Only 1 team per school/organization may advance to the state competition even if a school/organization competes with multiple teams an affiliated qualifying ESO competition.  This models the structure for middle and high school GASO.  

What defines a TEAM for ESO competition?  

The ESO state competition advisory board has defined a TEAM for ESO competition as:

Teams my be composed of up to 20 3rd-6th grade students.  Each team may have up to eight 5th grade students or up to six 6th grade students, with no more than 8 total 5th and 6th grade students.  

Event Rule Books:  These may be purchased from the Science Olympiad Store for a cost of $20 plus shipping.


Other helpful Resources: 

North Carolina Science Olympiad Webpage: