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AISA has been serving independent schools in Alabama since 1970.

Scholars' Bowl

The AISA is excited to announce a new partnership for our scholars bowl competition.  At the middle school and high school level, we have partnered with the Alabama Scholastic Competition Association (ASCA).  This partnership will automatically allow the winners of the AISA State Scholars Bowl tournaments to now advance to the ASCA state tournament.  We will still utilize the NAQT test series and winners of our state competitions will still be eligible of national competitions.

In doing this, we have now adopted the ASCA rules for competitions.  Please review these rules as they are different from our previous rules.  All AISA middle school and high school teams participating in district/state will also be required to be members of ASCA. This membership has a lot of benefits and opportunities and we hope all AISA will take advantage of this opportunity and participate in many of their related events.

If you have questions about ASCA, visit their website at or if you have membership questions, contact Claudette Smith ( ) or Josh Rutsky ( ).

Registration Forms:

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NAQT (National Academic Quiz Tournaments) 

AISA District High School (grades 9-12) Scholars' Bowl Competition Date:  February 13, 2018AISA State High School  Scholars' Bowl Competition Date:  March 7, 2018 at Huntingdon College, Montgomery
AISA District Middle School (grades 6-8) Scholars' Bowl  Competition Date:  January 9, 2018AISA State Middle School  Scholars' Bowl Competition Date: January 29, 2018 TBA

The 2017 AISA State HS Scholars' Bowl Winners are:

PlaceSchoolTeam MembersSponsors
1st PlaceSpringwood SchoolArica Chei
Kari Sims
Venu Reddy
Ananth Reddy
Warren Nolen
2nd PlaceBayside AcademyGrayson York
Trent Kannegieter
Wesley Thompson
Ty Kannegieter
Tommy Ohara
Mary Ann Willis
Sam Small
Ellen Blackwell
High Individual ScorerSpringwood SchoolVenu Reddy

The 2017 AISA State MS Scholars' Bowl Winners are:

PlaceSchoolTeam MembersSponsors
1st PlacePatrician AcademyBarr Armistead
Chandler Jenkins
Jack Brownlee
Gavin Lewis
Randi Ruth Rolison-A Evan Nix-A 
Leeanne Lewis
2nd PlaceMorgan AcademyGeorge Turner
Hasten Bridges
Hannah Lightfoot
Wade Mason
Maggie Youngblood-A Grace Wilkinson-A
Karim Oaks
High Individual ScorerPatrician AcademyBarr Armistead

Benefits of Membership

Member schools have voluntarily joined the AISA and follow the guidelines and standards in order to provide a quality school and in order to provide a quality school program.

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