Is your high school student interested in research or the STEM fields? Encourage them to sign-up for the WJCC Science Fair.
How to sign-up
To sign-up, students will need to talk to their school sponsor listed below. Virtual Academy students may participate by contacting the sponsor at their home school:
Lafayette – Jennifer Taylor,
Warhill – Jourdan Peretsakis,
Jamestown – Christopher McKinney,
Teachers submit database and verify names by completing Science Fair Excel Spreadsheet.
Nov. 12, 2021: Science Fair project proposal approvals and forms are listed below are due to school sponsors.
Get teacher approval for your project
Obtain a Composition book (Logbook/Journal)
Complete: Form 1 , Form 1A , Form 1B
Use Forms Wizard to see what other paperwork may be needed (The Abstract is completed once the project is complete)
Submit experimental design to the teacher
Teacher maintains all paperwork in a digital Student Science Fair Folder
Students may only begin their project when ALL paperwork has been approved, including their research plan.
Nov. 12, 2021 – Jan. 7, 2021: During this time students should complete their science projects experiments. Below is an outline of the steps. Please see your school-specific science fair sponsor for deadlines.
After approval, start project implementation
Complete Science Fair research and project
Complete project paper and write abstract (resource: How to write an abstract . )
Use ISEF “ Abstract Form with 21 Categories ” link to complete the abstract form
Teacher reviews and approves the abstract and project paper (Headings to include Introduction, Procedures, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, References Cited (Minimum of 5 peer-reviewed sources)
Students begin building presentation
Jan. 7, 2022: Teachers will submit student’s science fair paperwork and paperwork to the Science Coordinato r
Students without complete and appropriate ISEF paperwork will be ineligible for the science fair
Teachers make and submit 1 digital copy project paper, abstract and original paperwork in 1 digital folder per project
Teachers will verify names for the Science Fair Program by completing the Science Fair Excel Spreadsheet
Teacher reviews and approves the Presentation
Jan. 12, 2022: Division Science Fair (back-up date: January 19)
Location: Lafayette High School
Select winners are eligible to compete in the Tidewater Science Fair and may complete the Tidewater Application if applicable
TBD: Tidewater Science and Engineering Fair (TSEF)
If you have questions about the science fair please email Jessica Gateau, , or Kristin Cosby, .