Hi-Q is is the oldest continuing academic quiz competition in the United States. Currently eighteen schools from Northeast Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan actively compete. Each school’s team is composed of eight students who are counseled by a representative of the school faculty (called a team adviser.)

There are three rounds of contests during the regular Hi-Q season that begin in January each year. Each team competes once in each round, and three teams appear on stage in each contest. At the end of this series of eighteen contests, standings are determined by the total points earned by each team in the three programs in which it competes.

Questions are drawn from 14 subjects and based primarily on the content of standard high school courses and general scholastic knowledge that students can be expected to have acquired at school or elsewhere. Guidelines for study and specific reference material are provided when the category is not usually a standard high school course.

Questions are prepared from various reference works of which the students are informed. Subjects covered are American Government, American History, Art History, Biology, Chemistry, Current Events, Geography, Literature, Mathematics, Physics, Shakespeare, Sports, and World History.

Additional information including scores and schedules is available at:



Each year, returning team members are given the option to remain on the team. The coach will determine the number of open positions to fill and a sign up sheet will be put out each year for new members. If there are more students interested than positions available, a written test will be given. Highest scores will be asked to join the competition team. 


Meetings will be scheduled and team members will be notified as far in advance as possible via the HI-Q google classroom and student announcements. Study materials will be available in Mrs. Jahnke’s room throughout the season for student use. On the day of each meet, students will be excused from regular classes to prepare. Team members are expected to make up any work from their regular classes on these days. 


The head coach will determine those eligible for receiving letters. 

  1. General Requirements: 
  2. Participation time (must participate in all matches and mandatory practices)
  3. Good behavior on and off the court, field or stage 


Each student who desires to participate in Hi-Q this season must do the following: 

  1. Read through the Hi-Q permission slip.
  2. Return signed permission slip.
  3. Look over the schedule and make sure that he or she can attend all meet dates. 

If you have any questions please contact the HI-Q Advisor, Erin Jahnke at jahnkee@lenak12.org