The Ventura County Office of Education (VCOE) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2023 Ventura County Academic Decathlon, which was held in person over the past few weeks. The winners were revealed at a ceremony today at Oxnard High School. The three teams with the highest overall scores this year are:
- 1st Place: Westlake High School
- 2nd Place: Thousand Oaks High School
- 3rd Place: Channel Islands High School
This is the third 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 nine high schools that participated this year are Adolfo Camarillo High School, Channel Islands High School, Fillmore High School, La Reina High School, Pacifica High School, Royal High School, Santa Susana High School, Thousand Oaks High School, and Westlake High School. The theme for this year’s Academic Decathlon is “The American Revolution and the New Nation.”
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.
VCOE would like to express its gratitude to Oxnard High School and the Oxnard Union High School District for providing the venue for this year’s competition. This is the first time the Academic Decathlon has been held in person since the start of the pandemic.
More About the Academic Decathlon
The Academic Decathlon is an opportunity for high school students in Ventura County to compete against teams from schools throughout the county. Students compete in ten academic events that cover subjects ranging from art to economics. A unique aspect of the competition is that it’s designed to include students from all academic backgrounds. The United States Academic Decathlon is the nation’s premier scholastic competition for students from public and private high schools across the country. Additional information about the Ventura County Academic Decathlon is available at this link.