Granada Hills Charter High School’s team of brainiacs won the Los Angeles Unified School District’s 2011 Academic Decathlon, officials announced Friday night.
In topping 63 other high schools in the district, Granada Hills scored 49,104.9 points out of a possible 60,000. Marshall High School placed second and El Camino Real was third.
But Granada Hills won’t be the only Los Angeles school to advance to the statewide contest next month in Sacramento. Based on their high scores, 10 other district schools will be wild-card entries in the state finals: Marshall, El Camino Real, Franklin, Palisades Charter, Taft, Garfield, Venice, San Fernando, Van Nuys and Canoga Park.
This year’s Academic Decathlon involved tests, essays and presentations in art, economics, literature, mathematics, music and social science. The main study topic was "The Great Depression."