About the A-Team

The A-Team Challenge was developed by the Foundation and NBC-2. It is the only televised high school academic competition in Florida on a national affiliate. The purpose of the A-Team Challenge is to encourage, promote and spotlight academic achievement and excellence among area high school students. In the six-county area, the quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals are broadcast during prime time by NBC-2. The A-Team Challenge is now in partnership with NBC-2 and Lee County School District's ITV Dept. This has enabled us to expand the curriculum by offering students who are interested in audio and television production the ability to work first hand with producers from the School District of Lee County and NBC-2. High school students from six counties in Southwest Florida, both public and private are invited to compete. Public and private schools are both invited to enhance competition of the matches. Each participating school is allowed to enter four team players and four team alternates at no cost to the school or the student. The A-Team Challenge is a single-elimination competition. The champion team receives a traveling trophy for their school and individual trophies for the team. The runner-up team also receives trophies.