The Commissioner’s Academic Challenge is a highly academic statewide high school tournament inaugurated in 1986.

The districts are placed in three divisions based on the fall FTE summary provided by the Florida Department of Education. Each team consists of six members (a maximum of four players during each of the three rounds and two alternates) and a coach.

A maximum of six teams may compete in one competition round. Players are asked questions from the areas of language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, the fine arts, world languages, physical education, health, and technology. The questions are written by educators from high schools throughout the state.