Academic Teams

Academic teams offer a wonderful enrichment opportunity for CRES students. In addition to learning math, science, engineering, culture and other educational subjects, students have an opportunity to experience working together in groups toward common goals, and healthy competition. Plus, they get to have a lot of fun with their friends!


Parent volunteers are needed to help coach these teams. Contact the
coordinator of the team you would like to help coach for more information.


Virginia Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad

Virginia Science Olympiad, Division B, is open to students from grades 5th till 8th grade. Its mission is to inspire a passion for science & technology in Virginia’s students. Unlike many other science enrichment opportunities, Science Olympiad provides a team experience, allows for a great deal of creativity and exposes students to a wide variety of topics. 
Its mission is to inspire a passion for science & technology in Virginia’s students by:

  • Introducing these disciplines as a collaborative experience.
  • Providing a broad set of hands-on experiences, focusing on the creativity inherent in science & technology.
  • Exposing students to a variety of STEM topics not usually covered in a standard curriculum.

More information can be found at For information specific to Colvin Run Science Olympiad Division B team, contact Laura Marschoun (



This building and research-based program is designed to capture the inherent curiosity of children in grades K-3 and teach them valuable employment and life skills. The junior program provides an introduction to basic science and engineering concepts. The 4-6th grade robotics program applies these concepts. Contact Jenn Howard at for more information.


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Junior First Lego League: Grades K-4

First Lego League: Grades 4-6 





This national enrichment, club and competition program that promotes middle school mathematics achievement. It inspires excellence, confidence, and curiosity in U.S. middle school students through fun and challenging math programs.

 Students are selected for the competitive MathCounts Team mid-year based upon their performance in the MathCounts Club. Learn more: 


Grade 6 





This international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. They then bring their solutions to competition on the local, state, and world level. Contact CRES Odyssey coordinator Hari Sastry with any questions. 


Learn more: | Register here


Grade K-6


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