It placed second in the Los Angeles Unified School District's Academic Decathlon in February, finishing behind district winner El Camino Real Charter High School in Woodland Hills.El Camino won the national Academic Decathlon in 2014.
This is also the most exciting aspect of the competition because of its “College Bowl” atmosphere.
The Super Quiz is a live competition in which Honors, Scholastic, and Varsity students compete and answer questions singly.
Science also varies yearly, with physics and environmental engineering the most prevalent topical areas.
Fine Arts consists of music and art, with students studying major composers and artists and their most important works from various periods.
Academic Decathlon teams are made up of three students each for Honors, Scholastic, and Varsity categories, which are designated by the United States Academic Decathlon and are contingent upon students’ grade point averages (“A” average or Honors is GPA of 3.75 , “B” average or Scholastic is GPA of 3.00-3.74, and “C” average or Varsity is GPA of 2.99-2.00) in academic subjects.
Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals are awarded for individual events and plaques for overall high scores.
One team member, Chris, had these musings on his experience on the Academic Decathlon team: The Academic Decathlon was the most positive experience of my high school career.
It made me push myself to the limits and it made me realize my full potential.
The state competition winner, which will be announced Sunday, will advance to the U. Academic Decathlon taking place in Frisco, Texas, in April.
This year's competition is centered on the theme of Africa.