The North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities (NCASA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit school association that promotes academic excellence and success of North Carolina students through scholastic competition.

Who We Are

We believe that scholastic activities enrich students by satisfying their psychological and social needs. We believe that interscholastic competition motivates students to reach their full potential and teaches sportsmanship and teamwork.

Contacts

Organization

The North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities (NCASA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2010. We operate under a board of directors comprised entirely of NC educators. For questions about one of our competitions, sponsorship, or if you're not sure who to contact, please contact our Executive Director: Leon Pfeiffer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (919) 771 9272.

Officers

  • Trish Ramos - President
  • Scott Plaster - Vice President
  • Leon Pfeiffer - Executive Director

You can also view our full Current Board of Directors

What We Do

Vision: Enriching the lives of North Carolina students through scholastic activities.

We encourage the academic excellence and success of North Carolina students and schools by:

  • Promoting existing scholastic activities and competitions.
  • Creating innovative, enriching activities and competitions.
  • Rewarding individuals and schools for participation and excellence.

Resources

The NCASA website is a growing source of information for all scholastic activities and competitions in North Carolina. We are working with existing organizations to provide information about these scholastic activities and competitions.

Scholastic Cup

In addition to serving as a resource for academic activities and competitions, we have partnered with major scholastic competitions in North Carolina to present the NCASA Scholastic Cup and the NCASA Challenge Cup. These awards are presented to the schools with the best overall performance in scholastic competitions hosted by NCASA and our Cup Partners.

Competitions

As a component of the Scholastic Cup, NCASA presents seven scholastic competitions: Art Showcase, Quiz Bowl, The Quill, Twelve, Show Choir, Forensics, A Cappella, and Dance Ensemble.

How to Join

Membership in NCASA is open to all types of North Carolina middle and high schools -- public, charter, independent, and home school. Go to our Membership Page.

More Information

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities, or if you would like more information about NCASA or the Cups we present, please contact: Leon Pfeiffer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (919) 771 9272.

Read about our competitions below:

NCASA Competitions

  • A Cappella

     

    NC High School A Cappella Competition is presented by Liquid Fifth. A Cappella groups will compete on February 4, 2017 at Northwood High School in Pittsboro. REGISTRATION OPENS AUGUST 31 FOR THE 2017 COMPETITION.

     

  • Art Showcase

     Art Showcase is a competition that recognizes both the best individual artists and best art programs in North Carolina schools. An unlimited number of students in each school may participate in the school-level competition. Students are presented with a prompt and given about one month to create their submission. Media categories include painting, drawing, collage, photography, and other creative efforts. Electronic copies of submissions are sent to NCASA and forwarded to judges. Submissions from top teams and students from each category advance to the State Finals and are evaluated by judges in a live exhibition.

     

  • Dance Ensemble

     

    NCASA presents the first ever statewide scholastic dance ensemble competition in North Carolina. Read the Overview below for additional information on this new activity.

     

  • Middle School Forensics

     

    NCASA presents the first ever statewide middle school forensics tournament in North Carolina. Read the Overview below for additional information on this activity, including the events in the competition. 

     

  • The Quill

     

    Teams of four students must create written products given a prompt from a specific text type. The Quill is an original competition developed in cooperation with the North Carolina Reading Association (NCRA), and is aligned with Common Core standards.

     

  • Quiz Bowl

     

    Two teams of four compete head to head to be the first to answer questions read by a moderator. Quiz Bowl is presented in cooperation with National Academic Quiz Tournaments (NAQT).

     

  • Show Choir

     

    Show choirs first compete in Regionals to qualify for the State Final each year, in the only competition of its kind in the state of North Carolina. 

     

  • Twelve

     

    Teams of twelve students tackle twelve topics with twelve questions each. Twelve is an original competition developed by the North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities (NCASA).

     

  • Cups

  • Cup Results