Celebrating the Academic Decathlon National Champions of Granada Hills Charter High School
Posted by Councilmember Englander on June 16, 2017 at 12:04 PM
This week, we congratulated and honored the students, coaches, teachers, and parents of Granada Hills Charter High School in City Hall for winning the National Academic Decathlon for the sixth time in seven years. Granada Hills Charter earned 54,507 points out of a possible 60,000 in the scholastic contest, beating out dozens of other high school teams for the title.
Winning the National Academic Decathlon is a truly remarkable achievement that these amazing young people will be able to carry with them for the rest of their lives. Students have put in over 30,000 hours of hard work – they studied and practiced up to 12 hours a day and skipped winter and spring vacations.
A little known fact about Aca Deca—the event requires that teams include students with A, B, and C grade point averages, which members say cultivates collaboration and teamwork as they help one another succeed. These kids pull together as a team and succeeded not only as team but individually as well. I applaud the Granada Hills Charter High School Academic Decathlon members for their dedication and discipline that made this incredible achievement possible. You have made our community, and our City proud.