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ACADEMIC DECATHLON

The Los Angeles Unified School District Academic Decathlon has become a showcase for achievement in the community

ACADEMIC DECATHLON

Academic Decathlon

2017

Granada Hills Academic Decathlon champs bask in hero’s welcome on campus
By Antonie Boessenkool, Los Angeles Daily News
The rest of the campus cheered the Granada Hills Charter High School’s Academic Decathlon team Monday, April 24, 2017, after their weekend win at the National Academic Decathlon competition in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) 
The victorious Academic Decathlon team from Granada Hills Charter High School got a hearty welcome home Monday morning, complete with bagpipes and cheerleaders, after snagging the national title for a third straight year in Madison, Wisconsin, last week.

 

Defending champ Granada Hills wins LAUSD academic decathlon 
Howard Blume I Allen J. Schaben 
Granada Hills Charter High School won the academic decathlon. District officials announced the results Friday night during a ceremony at Hollywood High. The winner of the 2017 academic decathlon has a familiar ring: Granada Hills Charter High School, which also is the defending national champion. 
District officials announced the results Friday night during a ceremony at Hollywood High.
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-edu-lausd-academic-decathlon-winner-20170210-story.html

Granada Hills again wins LAUSD Academic Decathlon championship
Granada Hills Charter High School won the Los Angeles Unified School District Academic Decathlon for the sixth time in seven years, district officials announced Friday night, Feb. 10, 2017. 
HOLLYWOOD >> Granada Hills Charter High School has won the Los Angeles Unified School District Academic Decathlon for the sixth time in seven years, district officials announced.
Granada Hills scored 59,864.7 points out of a possible 60,000. Marshall was second with 58,882.5 and Franklin third with 57,769.9. The top three finishers were the same as in last year’s decathlon.
Seven other teams also qualified for the California Academic Decathlon, which will be held March 23-26 in Sacramento: El Camino Real Charter; Garfield; Grant; Palisades Charter; Van Nuys; Bell; and North Hollywood.
http://www.dailynews.com/social-affairs/20170210/granada-hills-again-wins-lausd-academic-decathlon-championship
 

2016

Reigning Champs Keep Their Crown; Granada Hills Charter High School Wins 5th U.S. Academic Decathlon Title
Granada Hills claims fifth national title
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John Marshall High School Wins 2016 U.S. Academic Decathlon Online Competition
Marshall High School represented California in the Large Schools Division made up of nine schools.
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Defending national champion Granada Hills Charter High has been crowned L.A. Unified’s Academic Decathlon champion and will compete, along with a dozen other District schools, for the state title next month. <More of the story...

Please contact Cliff Ker at cliff.ker@lausd.net for more information.

 

2015

The Academic Decathlon team from Granada Hills Charter High School won the United States Academic Decathlon championship in Garden Grove.  They competed against 45 other teams from across the U.S. as well as from China and the United Kingdom.

Their score of 53,592.2 was one of the highest ever.  Team members Fernando Sanchez, Jasmin Kim, and Tanthai Pongstien, had the highest individual scores in their categories and Fernando had the highest individual score.  Team members won fifty medals.  The team members are Irene Lee, Fernando Sanchez, Peter Cho, Jenean Docter, Jasmin Kim, Natalie Gonzalez, Tanthai Pongstien, and Jorge Zepeda.  The Coaches are Matt Arnold and Jon Sturtevant. 

Also, four individual students from Garfield High School were invited to compete, even though their team did not qualify.  Alfonso Caballero, Wendy Olvera, Joseph Nabor, and Brian Rios participated and won fourteen medals.

News Coverage


LOS ANGELES TIMES

Academic decathlon Super Quiz is a sport unto itself—with the fans to prove it

Franklin High School students cheer their team in the academic decathlon known as the Super Quiz. The fans from Van Nuys High School craned their necks, team members' names scrawled across their faces, looking for their fellow students. As the team started filing in, the two rows of students in the bleachers waved signs and chanted the coach's name: "Abreu! Abreu! Abreu!"
http://www.latimes.com/local/education/la-me-0207-super-quiz-20160207-story.html

Granada Hills Charter High wins L.A. Unified's Academic Decathlon

Granada Hills Charter High School won Los Angeles Unified's annual Academic Decathlon, recording the highest team score in the competition's 47-year history, officials said Friday.

The school, a three-time national decathlon champion located in the west San Fernando Valley, earned a score of 54,292.1 out of a possible 60,000 points in the grueling 10-event competition that tests students in science, literature, arts, music, social science, economics and mathematics.

http://www.latimes.com/local/education/la-me-decathlon-20150214-story.html

DAILY NEWS

Granada Hills Charter High School wins LAUSD’s Academic Decathlon competition

Granada Hills Charter High School's Academic Decathlon team, which was announced Friday, Feb. 13, 2015 as the first place winner of LAUSD's Academic Decathlon competition. (Courtesy photo by L.A. Unified School District)

Granada Hills Charter High School was announced as the winner of Los Angeles Unified’s Academic Decathlon competition out of nearly five dozen teams at an awards ceremony at Hollywood High School on Friday.

With 59,167.1 points earned out of a possible 65,400, the winning team set a team record for any regional, state or national competition in the U.S. Academic Decathlon’s 47-year history, said Cliff Ker, who serves as LAUSD’s Academic Decathlon coordinator.

http://www.dailynews.com/social-affairs/20150213/granada-hills-charter-high-school-wins-lausds-academic-decathlon-competition