• Our Lady of Grace School - Academic Decathlon Team

    The California Catholic Schools Academic Junior High Decathlon (AJHD) began over twenty years ago under the direction of Dr. Mark Ryan. It started with a handful of schools from the greater Los Angeles area, and has grown to become a statewide event. The AJHD event is the largest junior high educational competition in Southern California for students in 6th through 8th grades. Over a thousand top student "decathletes" participate each year. The AJHD promotes a spirit of collaboration and celebrates the diversity, academic excellence, and tradition of Catholic schools. Over one hundred Catholic schools participate in this exciting event in March each year.   
    2016-2017 Decathlon Team
    Congratulations to the 2016-2017 team who earned 7th place in the Super Quiz portion of the decathlon on Sunday, March 5, 2017. Our team finished 17th overall in the competition -- out of 105 teams from schools throughout the Los Angeles Archdiocese.
    Several team members also recieved medals for finishing in the top 10 of their individual subject areas:
    • Current Events -- 5th place
    • English -- 7th place
    • Literature -- 2nd place
    • Math -- 10th place

    The competition consists of the Logic Quiz (worth 8,000 points), the Super Quiz (worth 8,000 points), and 8 individual subject areas (worth 1,000 points each). The winner of the competition is determined based on the total number of points out of the 24,000-point total.