High Q is the name of various local television student quiz show broadcast throughout the United States. While the formats vary, all featured two or three teams representing high schools from the station's coverage area, which would compete against each other by answering questions over subjects taught in school. Similar shows have been produced by many local stations under other names.
A long-running version by WAVE-TV in Louisville, Kentucky. Its format was licensed by and nearly identical to the NBC show GE College Bowl. This show is no longer produced; its sponsor, Ashland Oil, now sponsors Kentucky's Governors Cup academic competition. A similar game called High School Bowl has since replaced High Q.
High-Q was Produced for a number of years by WCVB-TV 5 in Boston, Massachusetts. Sports Anchor Mike Lynch was the host of this version. In its last season, the championship was won by Wahconah Regional High School in western Massachusetts, far from the station's advertising base.
A version produced by WHIO-TV in Dayton, Ohio. This version features a unique format, not seen in any other show.
A version from KCOS in El Paso, Texas has been hosted by Sara Lindstrom for the past 5 years. The show is in its 33rd season on air in El Paso starting in September 2016. Two shows air weekly on Saturday's at 11:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.