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Academic Decathlon


As we welcome the LAUSD Academic Decathlon JV students to the 2020-21 Objective Tests competition, we want to take a minute to recognize the tremendous job students, coaches, support administrators, volunteers and BTB staff have done during this year’s Virtual Speech and Interview competition. Thank you to the more than 350 decathletes that took part in the Speech and Interview events. Thank you to the coaches for helping decathletes adjust their speeches and interviews to the new virtual reality. Thank you to the Beyond the Bell staff for managing over 750 speech and interview appointments after school in one single week. Thank you to the sixty-eight volunteers that spent more than 270 combined days, or a total of 685 hours, judging LAUSD decathletes’ speeches and interviews.

Visit the LAUSD ACADECA Twitter @lausdacadeca and Instagram @lausdacadeca accounts to find pictures of Friday’s concluding competition day and stay up to date. 

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If you are interested in joining an Academic Decathlon/Pentathlon team for your school, please fill out our Interest Form to receive additional information.

For Students and Parents who would like to sign up for the Academic Decathlon/Pentathlon team at your school, please fill out our Student Sign-up Form.

2020-21 KEY DATES





February 6, 2021

7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Competition – Online Objective Tests

Super Quiz (Canceled)



February 13, 2021


Awards Ceremony



March 20 -25, 2021

Virtual State Competition


April 29 – May 2, 2021

National Competition (TBD)


Coaches meetings
May 2021






Luis Mora | Enrichment Programs Administrator | Beyond the Bell | LAUSD | 213-241-7900