THERE ARE THREE LEVELS OF THIS COMPETITION:
SCHOOL COMPETITION: Registration for PSIA begins in the month of May for the next school year. Students are given access to online resources to help them explore and learn different subjects throughout Summer. At the beginning of the new school year in August/September, weekly after-school coaching classes begin for all students. After thorough preparation through these coaching classes as well as extra preparation at home (guided by parents), students compete at school in mid February to determine the top two/three students from each grade and each subject (contest category). The top performing students advance to compete at the District Level competition.
DISTRICT COMPETITION: In the first week of March (usually the first Saturday of March), top performing students from Al-Hadi participate in a District Level competition. They compete against the top students from various other private schools in our district. The 2022-23 District Competition was at St Elizabeth Ann Seton School in Houston TX on March 4th. Winners at District go on to compete at State level.
STATE COMPETITION: Winners at District Level advance to the State Level competition held usually on the last Saturday of April. They compete against top winners from all over Texas. The last State competition was on April 29, 2023 at Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX.