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Granada Hills Charter Brings Home the Gold -- Wins National Academic Decathlon!

Posted on Saturday, April 18, 2015

Over 30,000 hours of studying paid off for Granada Hills Charter High School this weekend when its Academic Decathlon team felt the cool, clinking of golden medals around their necks at the U.S. National Academic Decathlon in Anaheim.

Granada Hills Charter took the coveted national championship after a grueling three-day competition accruing 53,592 points out of a possible 60,000.

This victory marks Granada Charter's fourth win in five years.

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Watch AcaDeca at the National Championships!

Posted on Thursday, April 16, 2015

Watch live streaming video of the Academic Decathlon National Championships this weekend!

Super Quiz - held on Friday, April 17 at 4 p.m. Click here to view.

Award Banquet - held on Saturday, April 18 at 8 a.m. Click here to view.

AcaDeca Captures First Place in the State Academic Decathlon Championship!

Posted on Sunday, March 22, 2015

Granada Hills Charter High School's Academic Decathlon team took first place in the California State Decathlon competition in Sacramento this past weekend!

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What is Academic Decathlon?

Academic Decathlon, also known as ACADECA, or DECA, is a national competition that tests students’ expertise in seven objective and three subjective areas. Each year, a new theme provides a focus for the study of math, literature, art, music, economics, history, and science. Additionally, students deliver prepared and improvised speeches, appear for an interview, and compose an essay.

The nine member team, comprised of A, B, and C students, works tirelessly to achieve mastery in all ten subjects. Work starts in the summer and increases in intensity throughout the school year. Students build on their strengths and address their weaknesses, whether that means more math practice or overcoming their fear of public speaking. A successful Decathlete epitomizes the idea of a Renaissance scholar. By the end of the season, Decathletes develop the study skills and intellectual stamina that lead to tangible results in both the competition as well as college.  After a year of Decathlon, most former participants find college to be significantly easier.

This kind of hard work means that GHCHS’s Academic Decathlon team annually ranks among the top teams at both the state and national level.

You may also check out the websites below for information on competition dates and curriculum.