Program Growth:

Beginning in 1999 with 3 teams from 1 campus. Pre-Covid, 23 teams formed representing EVERY CISD campus.  SC Ootm participation growth from 21 students to over 150 in 15 years. The program is open to all students, not only for "GT" students. We believe every student is "Gifted" and OotM helps students understand their gifts and make a positive impact on the team.

Program Success:

SC Ootm has teams advance to World Finals every year. Last year a record 10 teams advanced from the State Finals Tournament: they placed 1st, 2nd, or won a Ranatra for special risk-taking creativity. One third of the Texas teams at World Finals were from Southlake Carroll. .

What is Odyssey of the Mind (OotM)?