Test Definitions and details

Test Schedule

Test subject area substitutions. What if you qualified in an area for which we do not offer a test. (If you placed in ___ you can take ___.)

HSTOC Enrollment

HSTOC T-shirt Order Form

HSTOC Qualifying Tournaments

2013 HSTOC Results

HSTOC 2014 Results

HSTOC Results 2015

HSTOC Results 2016

HSTOC 2017 Results

HSTOC 2018 Top 10 Results

Humanities and Fine Arts Focus Period details:

See list under Results in center column.


Friday testing available. May 3, 2019 Schedule

The Friday night schedule will mirror the Saturday schedule.

Finalized schedule will be available after April 1

May 4, 2019


A finalized schedule will be available after April 1.


Conflict testing for students with a testing or scheduling conflict later in the day on Saturday. This session will be available for students to take one test. If you have multiple conflicts you will still need to come on Friday afternoon.

9:00 - 9:50

Off-time conflict testing period. If you have two tests scheduled at the same time, or if you have an event later in the day you may take your test during this time period. If you have more than one conflict, you will need to come on Friday night.

HSTOC Schedule for 2019:





***Current Events items will come from the time span of May 7, 2018 through May 1, 2019.

**Humanities and Fine Arts focus period - see center column at the bottom





HSTOC will have a new venue for 2019 - the HSTOC will be held at Redlands Community College in El Reno.

High School Tournament of Champions

May 4, 2019 @ Redlands Community College in El Reno

Open Enrollment Tests

There are no qualifying stipulations for the following tests:

World Literature

Current Events

Humanities & Fine Arts

HSTOC Enrollment Form

2018 HSTOC Schedule

What tests do we offer?

Calculator Rules

Materials to bring for Drawing competition

1.) Student must place 1st - 5th at a qualifying tournament.

2.) Testing in a subject not offered at the qualifying meet. Schools with students attending the HSTOC as a result of placing at a qualifying meet may enter one student in a test that was not offered at the qualifier. Requirements:

a.) Student must be currently enrolled in the class that corresponds with the requested test.

b.) The requested test(s) must not have been offered at the qualifying event(s) attended by the school.

2019 - Personal Finance will be open to all students who did not take the Personal Finance test in 2016 or 2017 or and who placed at a Personal Finance event.

HSTOC Scholar

HSTOC Scholar Test - One per grade level Freshman Scholar, Sophomore Scholar, Junior Scholar, Senior Scholar
To qualify to take the Scholar test a student must have qualified to take at least 3 tests at the HSTOC.
There will be one scholar test over multiple subjects. Each scholar test will include questions from grade level language arts, math, science, social studies as well as current events, fine arts and humanities, vocabulary, literature, and pop culture.

The OAAC High School Tournament of Champions is at Redlands Community College in El Reno on Saturday, May 4.  There are many other events occurring in the spring. If your students have a scheduling conflict with May 4, or have qualified to take two tests during the same hour, Friday night testing is available. Schedule for May 3 will be available after April 1. 

Registration/packet pick-up opens at 3:00 on Friday and at 8:00 on Saturday. If there are no changes in your submitted enrollment, neither you or your students need to be at the testing site until 15-30 minutes before their first scheduled test. If you want to come by and pick up your packet then leave and go have breakfast, you may do so. If you would like to pick up your packet on Friday night so may do so.

We will have a Saturday conflict session at 9:00. If you are scheduled to take two tests at the same time on Saturday or if you have to be at a different event later in the day you may take one of them at 9:00.

Qualifying tournaments for the High School Tournament of Champions are held by the regional colleges and universities. If they become available, invitational tournaments will also serve as qualifying tournaments.
 A student must place 1st - 5th at a regional scholastic or curriculum contest or in the HSTOCQ online competition to qualify for the HSTOC.
Middle School or Junior High students placing in one of the high school categories at one of the high school tournaments may take the HSTOC test.
 Each test will be 50 minutes in length. Students may leave the room when finished testing.
 Tests will be graded and scores posted at the end of each hour.
 Awards may be picked up after the results have been posted.
 Trophies will be presented for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Questions will be weighted to avoid ties, however, if scores are still tied duplicate awards will be presented.


First, second and third place in each subject and for each grade level will receive a trophy. All ties will be awarded the same placing. All participants will receive a certificate of achievement.

The first set of results will post around 11:30. All students will be listed in ranking order.

All questions about the HSTOC should be routed to Gail Bliss 580-654-1852, The Tournament of Champions is the State High School Curricular (scholastic) Championship.


Updated on August 28, 2018

2018-19 Humanities and Fine Arts focus period
1945 - Present
Underlined means that grades 4, 5, and UEL should focus here first.
Midlevel and Froshmore should focus on all, but especially the non-underlined.  
Including, but not limited to:
~ Art ~ 
Modern Native American Art – Harvey Pratt, Allan Houser, Enoch K. Haney, Blackbear Bosin, TC Cannon, Benjamin Harjo, Horace Poolaw, Kiowa 6, Woody Crumbo, Mike Larsen, Jerome Tiger, Jeri Redcorn, Martha Berry; Photography – Margaret Bourke-White, Annie Leibovitz, Richard Avedon, Henri Cartier-Bresson; Graphic Art – Saul Bass, Otl Aicher, Paul Rand, Paula Scher, Stefan Sagmeister, Milton GlaserStreet Art – Keith Haring, Banksy, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Edgar Müller; Abstract Expressionism, Mobiles, Stabiles, Hard Edge, Minimalism, Pop ArtOp Art, Victor Vasarely, Bridget RileyAlexander Calder, Frank Stella, Henry Moore, Isamu Noguchi, Alberto Giacometti, Louise Nevelson, Claes Oldenberg, Marc Chagall, Willem de Kooning, Marc Rothko, Andrew Wyeth, Grandma Moses, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, George Segal, Andy Warhol, Robert Indiana, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Dale Chihuly, Romare Bearden, Kehinde Wiley

~ Literature ~ 
Newbery and Caldecott Award Winners from 1945-PresentSequoyah Award Winners (4th, 5th, & UEL only Children’s Winners 1959-Present; 7th, 8th only Young Adult and Intermediate Winners from 1988-Present; Froshmore only High School Winners 2010-Present); Graphic Novel - Art Spiegelman, Frank Miller, Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons, David Lloyd; Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, Lorraine Hansberry, Gwendolyn Brooks, Alex Haley, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Rachel Carson, Ken Kesey, William S. Burroughs, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Isaac Asimov, Kurt Vonnegut, Ray Bradbury, Douglas Adams, Sylvia Plath, David Mamet, Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, Edward Albee, August Wilson, Tony Kushner, Neil Simon, Robert Frost, J.D. Salinger, John Updike, Cormac McCarthy, Amy Tan, N. Scott Momaday, Sherman Alexie, Truman Capote, Harper Lee, Flannery O’Connor, Joseph Heller, E.B. White, Shirley Jackson, Maya Angelou, William Inge, Tom Wolfe, Richard Adams, Samuel Beckett, Anthony Burgess, Ian Fleming, William Golding, Seamus Heaney, Kazuo Ishiguro, V.S. Naipaul, Harold Pinter, J.K. Rowling, Salman Rushdie, Dylan Thomas, Roald DahlJ.R.R. TolkienC.S. LewisT.H. WhiteAnne Frank, Boris Pasternak, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Elie Wiesel, Chinua Achebe, Khaled Hosseini,  Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Pablo Neruda
~ Music ~
Instruments of the orchestra, Broadway 1945-Present, The Rat Pack, Bluegrass MusicSoul MusicRock and Roll Music, Funk music, Disco Music, 80s Pop Music, Contemporary Christian Music, Heavy Metal Music, Punk & Alternative Rock Music, Hip Hop Music, Ray Charles, B. B. King, Sam Cooke, James Brown, Elvis PresleyBuddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Hank Williams, Sr.Patsy ClineJohnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, The Beatles, The Bee Gees, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Prince, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, DJ Kool Herc, LL Cool J, Public Enemy, N.W.A., The Ramones, Metallica, Pearl Jam, Nirvana; Native American Music – Louis Ballard, Jerod Tate; Leonard Bernstein, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Charles Ives, Hanns Eisler, Arnold Schoenberg, Samuel Barber, Gian Carlo Menotti; Electronic Music - Karlheinz Stockhausen, Edgard Varése, Pierre Boulez Luigi Nono and Milton Babbitt; Paul Hindemith, Carl Orff, Igor Stravinsky, Sergei Prokofiev, Dimitri Shostakovich, Benjamin Britten(post-war opera), John Cage, Minimalist Music, Terry Riley, Steve Reich, Phillip Glass, John Adams 
~ Dance ~ 
Bob Fosse, Twyla Tharp, Agnes de Mille, Alvin Ailey, Jerome Robbins, Gregory Hines, Margot FonteynRudolf NureyevMikhail Baryshnikov; Native American BallerinasMaria and Marjorie Tallchief, Yvonne Clouseau, Rosella Hightower, Moscelyne Larkin
~ Architecture ~
Frank Lloyd WrightEero SaarinenI.M. PeiMaya Lin, Frank Gehry, Jørn Utzon, Mies van der Rohe, Buckminster Fuller, Philip Johnson, César Pelli, Minoru Yamasaki, Daniel Libeskind, Michael Graves, Robert Venturi
~ Philosophy ~ 
Bertrand Russell, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Existentialism (concepts of Angst, the Absurd, and Authenticity), Martin Heidegger, Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Albert Camus, Michel Foucault, Jacques Derrida, Feminist philosophy: Iris Marion Young – Throwing Like A Girl; Betty Friedan – The Feminine Mystique