Calling for all the mathletes in Grades 1-8 to join the upcoming Official Competitions at Ardent! All the official contest* packages consist of practice exams with solutions to review.

*Note: All the contests will be proctored virtually via Zoom.

  • California Math League for students in Gr 4-8
  • Continental Math League for students in Gr 2-8
  • Online Math League for students in Gr 1-6
  • Math Olympiad for Elementary and Middle Schools for students in Gr 4-8

View our full Competitions Calendar below!

Physics Olympiad F=ma


Ardent Academy will be hosting the 2022 F=ma A and B exams. These exams are open to the public. Students who meet the qualifying score on the F=ma exam will advance to the USA Physics Olympiad Semifinal Exam.

F=ma A: Wednesday, February 9, 2022
F=ma B: Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Time: TBD
Location: Ardent Northwood, 820 Roosevelt, Irvine, 92620

  1. There is a $50 registration fee per each test.
  2. No makeups or refunds will be given for cancelled exams.
  3. Students must bring their student ID and may bring a handheld scientific calculator with memory cleared of data and programs.
  4. The deadline to register for the F=ma exam is Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 11:59 PM.
USA Biology Olympiad (USABO)
Ardent Academy will be hosting the 2022 USA Biology Olympiad (USABO) competition in February 2022! This competition is open to students in grades 9-12. Those who earn the qualifying score on the Biology Olympiad open exam will advance to the USA Biology Olympiad Semifinals.
Students must register with both Ardent Academy and USABO websites in order to participate. Student registration on USABO's website closes on December 22, 2021. Ardent registration closes when all spots have been filled or by December 21, 2021.
Date and Time: Thursday, February 3, 2022, at 1:00 PM PST (Tentative)
Location: Online
Note: Registration with both Ardent Academy and USABO is required. 
  1. Enroll at Ardent Academy’s USABO Competition. DUE* by 12/21/2021.
  2. Student Registration on the USABO siteSelect Ardent Academy for Gifted Youth – Irvine, CA for School Name when completing the online Student Registration on the USABO site. DUE* by 12/22/2021.
*Late registration is not accepted.
  • Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 4:30-6:00 PM PST
  • Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 5:00-6:30 PM PST
  • Thursday, January 20, 2022, 4:30-6:00 PM PST
  • Saturday, January 22, 2022, 5:00-6:30 PM PST
Where: Zoom
Orange County Math Circle is hosting the 2022 AMC 8 virtually! Students in grades 8 or below and also under the age of 14.5 years on the day of the competition are welcome to participate. Participants may select one session date to take the exam. If you plan on taking this exam at your school or with another testing location, you cannot take this test with OCMC.

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