Anglo-Chinese School - Achievements - Odyssey of The Mind

Odyssey of The Mind

One of the proudest combined international achievements for ACS family of schools lies in the realm of the prestigious international Odyssey of the Mind (OM) Competition, the world's largest and most highly-contested creative problem-solving competition. ACS (Junior), ACS (Independent), ACJC, ACS (Primary), and ACS (Barker) are all winners of multiple national championships, and have represented Singapore at the World Finals. The ACS schools have a combined tally of more than 40 titles at the National Finals, and 13 trophies and four honourable mentions from the World Finals.

In 2002, ACS (Independent) brought back Singapore's first-ever Division II (Under-15) trophy from the World Finals in the USA. The next year, ACS (Junior) followed suit, winning the most prestigious award at the World Finals, the Ranatra Fusca trophy, the top creativity award only given out to five teams at every competition.

In 2004, ACS (Independent)) achieved three National Champion titles. At the World Finals, they brought back an unprecedented one Silver Medal placing and two Bronze Medal placings.

Again in 2005, the ACS (Independent) broke the national record by clinching an unprecedented five Champion titles at the National Finals, a feat that remains unbeaten. At the World Finals, ACJC brought back Singapore's first Division III (Under-20) World Champions trophy, while ACS (Independent) again emerged as Under-15 World Champions and Under-20 Silver Winners.

At the 2006 World finals, ACS (Independent)'s first-ever Year 5 team, consisting of its pioneer batch of International Baccalaureate students, broke new ground by winning the school's first Under-20 World Champions, beating all expectations for them.

2007 was a particularly memorable year for the ACS schools. At the World Finals, ACS was represented by all five of the schools which take part in OM. ACS (Junior) won its first world champion title in the Under-13 category, ACS (Independent) won both World Champion titles in the Under-15 and Under-20 categories, while ACJC won the world champion title in the University category. Two other teams from ACS (Indepdendent) received honourable mentions, while ACS (Barker Road) and ACS (Primary) also fared well, beating many other top competitors.

At the 2008 OM World Finals in Maryland, two teams from ACS (Primary) went to the World Finals and emerged 1st and 3rd. The team that clinched 1st place was a team that took part in OM for 2 years but this is the first time they have got into the world finals. As for the team that got 3rd, it was their second year in OM and second time in the World Finals. The first time they were in the World Finals (2007), they clinched Champions. Four teams from ACS(I) also took part in the finals, with two of them returning World Champions. The two ACS(Barker Road) and the two ACS(Junior) teams also did well in the World Finals.

Now, ACS (International) will offer this programme as part of one of the many CCAs it offers.

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