Special Announcement to Our Viewers

These are unprecedented times, so, keeping the health and safety of all involved in mind, we are unable to continue this season of Academic Challenge.

The remaining schools scheduled to compete this season: Beaumont, Gilmour Academy, Sandy Valley, Norwayne, Orrville, Western Reserve Academy, Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson, Riverside, Archbishop Hoban, Aurora and Orange, will appear next season.

Working with our partner Nordson, the schools at the top of the point standings: Brunswick, Lakewood, North Ridgeville, Mayfield, Hiland and Lake Ridge Academy, will share $10,000 in grant money.

$10,000 will be donated to the Second Harvest Foodbank of North Central Ohio, which serves Crawford, Erie, Huron and Lorain counties.

Our best to all the students, and we look forward to seeing everyone next season, on the Nordson Academic Challenge.

Schedule and results for the 2019-2020 season:

See the air date schedule and weekly results for this season here.

Episodes from the 2018-2019 season:

You can watch them here.

Results for the 2018-2019 season:

You can get them here.


The Nordson Corporation is the Title Sponsor for the 52nd Season of Academic Challenge! Headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, Nordson Corporation is a Global manufacturing company of different products used for dispensing adhesives, coatings, sealants, and other materials.

Nordson has a long and proud history of giving back to the communities where they live and work. As Nordson grows, they continue to positively impact more people each year through volunteering, donations, scholarships and more! The Nordson Corporation Foundation has awarded more than $60 million in grants to improve the quality of life in their community, placing a special focus on causes related to education.

Thank you, Nordson, for your support and for making the 52 Season of Academic Challenge possible!


This year, Academic Challenge will air at 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays, beginning January 4, 2020.


The host of the Academic Challenge is News 5’s own Rob Powers! In addition to seeing Rob anchor News 5’s newscasts every weekday evening and night, you can now watch him host the Academic Challenge!

Ways to watch:

In addition to watching Academic Challenge on TV and here on the Academic Challenge page, you can also catch the show on Roku, Amazon Fire and other streaming devices.