Request For Rules Clarifications Available

Your questions regarding rules for the official events can be submitted online. Officials from the Science Olympiad will review then post answers to questions online where all coaches can read the answers.  Replies will be posted if they are not a repetition of what is already stated in the rules. Replies to requests for rules clarifications are posted in the **Rules/Updates** section of this Web site.  

Examples of questions that will not receive a reply: what materials to use, how to build a device, does my device comply with the rules, what will be covered on a test, can I borrow your goggles, or questions about how to coach an event.

Only Team Coaches may submit questions and receive replies.Submit questions on the For Coaches > Request for Rules Clarification page.

2018 Tentative Division A Events Now Posted

The tentative events for the 2018 Elementary Science Olympiad are posted in Events/Schedules section of this website. These events tentatively planned for the 2018 Elementary Science Olympiad. A description of each event is found in either the Elementary Science Olympiad Coaches Manual or is provided as an addendum to the manual.


2018 Instructions for Certificate of Insurance

The Los Angeles County Science Olympiad program directors, in coordination with the State Science Olympiad program directors, and Occidental College, Rio Hondo, or Antelope Valley Colleges as appropriate, require that your school/district provide us with a "Certificate of Liability Insurance" or "Evidence of Coverage" certificate in order to attend and participate in the Los Angeles County Science Olympiad program. Instructions for preparing and submitting a certificate of insurance can be downloaded at Team Registration > Registration Documents.

Team Registration Now Available Online

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Registration for the 32nd Annual Los Angeles County Science Olympiad competitions is now open. The link to the online registration form is on the Team Registration and Guidelines page. Start here for important information related to three competition venues, availability of Coach's Manuals containing official event rules, reduced team registration fees for Division B and C, and important information about team composition. 

We will update information in the future on this website page. New forms are under development and will be posted later. The ability to pay team registration fee online through the PayPal service will be available beginning next week. 

Updated Team Registration Guidelines Now Posted

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New Team Registration Guidelines have been posted that incorporates several significant changes for the 32nd Annual Los Angeles County Science Olympiad. Notable changes include reduced team fees for Divisions B and C and online downloads of Coaches Manuals. Revised guidelines can be accessed on the Team Registration > Registration Guidelines

Note: Online registration will open September 5, 2017. The link to download 2018 Science Olympiad Coaches Manuals will open after September 5, 2017. 


New Fee Structure for 2018 Los Angeles County Science Olympiad

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The Los Angeles County Science Olympiad is announcing a reduction in fees for team participation in the 2018 competitions. 

2018 Fees:
Division A (Grades 4-6): $300/team
Division B (Grades 6-9): $325/team
Division C (Grades 9-12): $325/team

The new fee structure includes fees for county, state and national science olympiads. The new fees are aligned with all other science olympiads in the Southern California area.

All team registrations will be conducted online as it has the past several years. In addition, team registration fees can be paid directly with a link to the State Science Olympiad account through PayPal. The process will be similar to the fee payment process instituted by the Los Angeles County Science Olympiad last year.  NOTE: You do not need a PayPal account to send team registration fees to the State Science Olympiad. 

Detailed registration information will be posted as soon as the registration and payments links are established and tested by the Southern California State Science Olympiad. Check the Science Olympiad News section of this web site for updates.

2018 Los Angeles County Science Olympiad Competition Dates and Locations are Announced

It's official ... the Los Angeles County Science Olympiad will be held at three locations on three dates next year. Competitions will be held In Lancaster, Whittier, and Los Angeles. 

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The most significant change is a separate date and location devoted exclusively to a Science Olympiad competition for Division A (Elementary). The elementary-only competition will be held at Occidental College on Saturday, February 24, 2018. An additional Division A competition will be held a week earlier at  Antelope Valley College on Saturday, February 17, 2018. 

The Division B and C competitions will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Antelope Valley College and Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Rio Hondo College (a new venue for this year).

Date:  Saturday, February 17, 2018
Time:  7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Antelope Valley College, Lancaster
Divisions: A, B, and C

Date:  Saturday, February 24, 2017
Time:  7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Occidental College, Los Angeles
Division: A only (Elementary)

Date:  Saturday, March 3, 2018
Time:  7:00 am – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Rio Hondo College, Whittier
Divisions: B and C only