Scholastic Hi-Q

Southern Illinois' Original Student Quiz Show


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Sundays @ 5pm
(Encore: Sun @ 9:30am)

The quest for knowledge is an enriching and lifelong endeavor. Produced by WSIU Television since 1985, Scholastic Hi-Q is an academically-based game show featuring high school teams from the Southern Illinois region. It's a single elimination tournament in which 32 teams compete.

Scholastic Hi-Q is a fun and exciting way of demonstrating the importance of a broad-based education that also exemplifies the public educational and informational mission of WSIU Public Broadcasting and Southern Illinois University. The program provides area schools an excellent opportunity to display their academic skills while promoting school spirit.

About the Show

Episodes are taped at the beginning of the school year and then shown on a weekly basis throughout the spring. Each season consists of 31 episodes. The Hi-Q production staff is composed mainly of Southern Illinois University student employees and volunteers who gain valuable professional experience working with the WSIU Television production staff. Download a copy of the 2016-2017 bracket (last updated 2/1/2017)

For More Information

For more information about Scholastic Hi-Q, please contact
Mark St. George at (618) 453-5887 or call toll free at
(866) 498-5561.

Looking to purchase a DVD copy of an episode? Contact WSIU's Customer Service Representative and please be sure to indicate the episode number and/or match-up for the program you are interested in. Call (618) 4535-4344 or email.


Scholastic Hi-Q on WSIU TV is sponsored locally by:


About the Host: Zach Barrett

Zach Barrett is the Scholastic Hi-Q host for the 2016-2017 season. Barrett is a student in the College of Mass Communications & Media Arts at Southern Illinois University. In addition to his work with Scholastic Hi-Q, he also works as a writer and as on-air talent for the River Region Evening Edition newscast. Barrett is excited about his role on the show and is looking forward to getting hands-on training in television production through his involvement with WSIU.


About the Coordinating Producer: Michael Nelson

Michael Nelson is the Coordinating Producer of Scholastic Hi-Q for the 2016-2017 season. Michael is a student in the College of Mass Communications & Media Arts at Southern Illinois University. In addition to his work with Scholastic Hi-Q, he also serves as a Sports Anchor and Video Editor for River Region Evening Edition. He is majoring in Radio, Television, and Digital Media with a specialization in Electronic Sports Journalism and a minor in Communication Studies. Michael is honored to have the opportunity to continue the great success of the show and to also gain valuable experience with WSIU.