The Ventura County Office of Education is pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 Ventura County Academic Decathlon, which was held virtually over the past few weeks. The three teams with the highest overall scores this year are:
- 1st Place: Westlake High School Team A
- 2nd Place: Westlake High School Team B
- 3rd Place: Adolfo Camarillo High School
This is the second consecutive year that Westlake High School has placed first overall. Complete individual and team results in all of the various categories are available at this link. The 11 high schools that participated this year are Adolfo Camarillo, Buena, Channel Islands, Fillmore, La Reina, Pacifica, Royal, Santa Susana, Thousand Oaks, Ventura, and Westlake. The theme for this year’s Academic Decathlon is “Water: A Most Essential Resource.”
Westlake will now advance to the state Academic Decathlon. The winning California team moves on to the national competition. Teams representing Ventura County have made it to the nationals six times, placing second in 2000 and 2002, and taking first place in 1999, 2003, 2008 and 2009. A list of past winners is available at this link.
About the Academic Decathlon
The Academic Decathlon is an opportunity for high school students in Ventura County to compete against like teams of students countywide. Students compete in ten academic events that cover subjects ranging from art to economics. The United States Academic Decathlon is the nation’s premier scholastic competition for students from public and private high schools across the country.
A unique aspect of the competition is that it’s designed to include students from all academic backgrounds. A team consists of nine full-time students from the 9th through 12th grades at the same high school. Each team is comprised of three students whose grade point average falls into the “A” category, three students in the “B” category and three students in the “C” category. Additional information about the Ventura County Academic Decathlon is available at this link.