CKSTEM is very excited to share our partnership with Singapore International Mastery Challenge Center (SIMCC) in Canada. SIMCC is one of the largest academic contests organizers in Asia to groom and identify talent. We are committed to offering more opportunities for all students to gain international recognition through academic competitions. As a result of this new partnership, we will offer several English, Mathematics, and Science contests for grades 2 to 12 students. In the coming months, we will be able to provide exciting opportunities to the kids to not only shine locally but to exhibit talent internationally with scholarships and specialized training in science and math as well.
To begin this exciting journey, we are offering all our students an opportunity to participate in the American Mathematics Olympiad (AMO). This is an international math competition for elementary, middle, and high school students jointly organized by SIMCC and Southern Illinois University (SIU). It promotes the importance and a deeper understanding of math. AMO is open to all Grade 2 to 12 students and its framework is based on The US Common Core Standards (which are similar to Canada).
A group of the best educators from Southern Illinois University with comprehensive knowledge and experience in the Common Core Math curriculum design unique papers to challenge the student and at the same time promote their interest in math. Some of the distinguished benefits (or The key benefits) of AMO are university scholarships, Global Scholars Program, International Junior Honor Society (IJHS) membership, tuition grants, and internships.
Contest date & Time
AMO will be held online on November 6th @ 2 pm ET (Saturday). In case we get a lot of requests, we may have to split participants into 2 groups. In case we have the second group, the contest for this group will start at 4 pm ET on the same day. You can register for this contest here. Please use your personal Gmail or Microsoft account to login if you are not an existing CKSTEM student.
The contest is 90 min long but we need students to join 30 min before the contest start time so that we can explain rules and setup screen sharing or zoom monitoring. Please note that it's a world olympiad and we need to ensure the integrity of the contest, hence, all participants are required to share their screens and video during the contest to qualify for the awards.
This contest is offered for ~$40 independent students, As a non-profit organization focused on kids' success, we are able to offer this to Canadian students for only $20. Considering the value and opportunities this contest provides, we highly recommend all of you participate. Local students will receive their awards in a ceremony and we will ship for other Canadian students. Please feel free to invite other people you know. This is an incredible opportunity for all kids in Canada.
We are also committed to helping students with financial constraints. Email us if you need support.
You are required to create an account with CKSTEM to register for the contests. We have simplified the process by integrating with Google and Microsoft Single Sign-On (SSO) process. This allows users to use their existing Gmail or Microsoft email address to account to log in to our portal. You can find detailed instructions to register here. It will take only a couple of minutes for you to create your account. If you have an account already then you can use it to register for the contest. Email us if you have any questions.
AMO Contest Structure
Awards, Opportunities, & Scholarships
Instruction document for parents
Please download the instruction document. This document contains instructions so that your child may sit for SIMCC competitions from the safety of your home. This is due to the rapidly changing situation regarding Covid-19. Many teachers and parents have expressed their concern whether contests can be run FAIRLY in a home environment and we have done extensive testing and benchmarking to ENSURE that we run a SECURE and FAIR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION for all contestants.
Hence we seek your cooperation and support to implement the measures we have put in place to make the contest a FAIR competition for all contestants. Please advice your child NOT to share the questions with their friends or post them in ANY MEDIA, as this will disadvantage them and will NOT BE FAIR for other contestants.
Parents are recommended to test the necessary equipment the day before the contest as students will not be allowed to take part if any of the required equipment is not working. Thank you for your understanding and support.
Recommended minimum SYSTEM requirements for contest participants
This document contains recommended minimum requirements for the system used for contest participants. Please review this before the contest.
AMO Contest Instructions
AMO Online Contest System Guide
The contest fees paid by students to Competitive Kids STEM for hosting competitions are non-refundable. To be allowed to host these contests, our organization pays a fee to the various external organizations that own these competitions. It is a significant amount of time and resource investment, not to mention the various charges paid for processing these payments to the external organizations, various third parties and financial institutions.
As a nonprofit organization, CKSTEM operates in a very lean manner and limited resources to keep our operating costs low in order to make our offerings available at a much lower cost to the students. Hence, we will not be able to offer any refund for contest fees to students for withdrawals or cancellations beyond our control.
If any student has been wrongly charged by CKSTEM, or we cancel an event due to reasons under our control and there are refunds provided to us from the external organizations, we will happily refund the fees paid by the students (deducting the processing charges).