Granada Hills Charter High School Wins California’s Academic Decathlon

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Granada Hills Charter High School won the California Academic Decathlon in Sacramento on March 20, 2016. (Credit: Granada Hills Charter High School)

Granada Hills Charter High School, the defending national champion in the academic decathlon, continued its march toward another title Sunday with a victory in the statewide contest.

The San Fernando Valley school beat out 68 teams in the three-day California Academic Decathlon in Sacramento. The competition included multiple choice tests, interviews, essays, speeches and a “Super Quiz” round in front of a live audience. The topic of the contests this year is India.

Students competed in three divisions based on grade-point average. Granada Hills’ students won all three divisions and the team’s combined score was the highest recorded for a state competition, school officials said.

Granada Hills took the Los Angeles Unified School District crown last month, and the win Sunday sends the team to the national championship next month in Anchorage.

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