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L.A. Unified sends record number of schools to state academic decathlon

A record 11 teams will represent the Los Angeles Unified School District at this weekend’s California Academic Decathlon in Sacramento.

Granada Hills Charter High School, which won the 2011 L.A. Unified academic decathlon, will try to claim the state title.

Also taking part will be 10 high-scoring “wild card” teams: Canoga Park High, El Camino Real High, Franklin High, Garfield High, Marshall High, Palisades Charter High, San Fernando High, Taft High, Van Nuys High and Venice High.

Students compete in 10 categories -- art, economics, essay, interview, language and literature, mathematics, music, science, social science and speech.

All told, 560 students from 65 high schools will participate.

El Camino Real is the defending state and national champion and holds six national titles. Taft High won the state and national championship in 2006.


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-- Howard Blume

California Schools Guide

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CONGRATULATIONS LAUSD SCHOOLS!!! So proud of you! Go show them what L.A. is made of up in Sac!! And good luck!

We should blame the teachers and UTLA for this. How could LAUSD allow this? They should continue to fire these worthless teachers who make these kids succeed.

... don't you realize that the LA unified champion (Granada Hills) is a charter school? That Palisades High is also a charter and that El Camino Real will be a charter starting next year?

...don't you realize that they have become charter schools because they are successful, not vice versa? El Camino Real and Garfield were successful in Academic Decathlon (and all academics) for years before becoming charters.


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