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Academic Decathlon


 On Saturday, November 7th, LAUSD decathletes participated in the Academic Decathlon scrimmage. Considered the first district-wide competition of the season, coaches use scrimmage results to decide who will compete in the official school team and who will be part of the JV team.  Decathletes competed in the Scrimmage online from the comfort of their home.

Due to the CONVID-19 situation, this year all competition events will be conducted online.  The essay and seven comprehensive tests will take place on January 15 and February 6.   For the first time, the Speech and Interview competition will be conducted virtually using Zoom meeting or a similar technology platform, from January 25 th to 29th.  Unfortunately, the Super Quiz is canceled this year because of large group gathering restrictions and the uncertainty of the availability of school facilities. 


interested in joining

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





January 15, 2021

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Essay - School Sites


January 25, 2021 through January 29, 2021

3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

January 30, 2021 (make-up date)

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Competition - Interview, Speech (Online)

Speech and Interview will be held via Zoom or a similar platform



February 6, 2021

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

Competition – Online Objective Tests

Super Quiz (Canceled)



February 13, 2021

1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Awards Ceremony

Tentative - Hollywood HS (1521 N Highland Ave, L.A. 90028)


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