Team Registration Guidelines
Thank you for your interest in the Los Angeles Regional Science Olympiad! General information about the Science Olympiad sent to schools can be reviewed on the Informational Bulletin.
Registration of teams will occur on-line via a link on this website.
The following registration information is provided for your reference.
Space is limited; team registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-registered basis. Each school may send one team of fifteen students. No space is available for multiple teams from a school. Your Coaches Manual will be sent after completing the on-line registration form and your payment and Intent to Participate form are received. Registration deadline is to be determined (or until team slots are filled).
Participation in the Los Angeles Regional Science Olympiad includes membership in the National and State Science Olympiads and is required. Fees cover regional, state and national memberships, the cost of the development of the events and publication of the Coaches Manuals, tournament medals, team trophies and plaques, insurance, event materials, and the infrastructure requirements of the events and host venue. Teams may not participate in this regional tournament without membership in the state and national organizations.
Junior and Senior Divisions (B & C) $370.00
Elementary Division (A) $310.00*
*Special Note for Division A: The Los Angeles Regional Science Olympiad will not be handling the Elementary Olympiad Coaches Manual. The Elementary Olympiad Coaches Manual is the same as it has been the past several years. If you want a new Elementary Olympiad Coaches Manual, you can purchase one at the National Science Olympiad Store.
Important: Team Composition
In keeping with National Science Olympiad regulations the following practices are part of the Los Angeles County Regional Science Olympiad:
- Grade levels by division:
Division A – Elementary School: Grades 4-6
Division B – Middle School: Grades 6-9
Division C – High School: Grades 9-12
- A maximum of 15 students may participate on any team.
- A maximum of five 6th grade students may participate on a Division A team.
- A maximum of five 9th grade students may participate on a Division B team.
- A maximum of seven 12th grade students may participate on a Division C team.
- Middle schools may invite five of their last year’s 8th grade students to be part of the team.
- A maximum of five students from teams of the previous year, now in the 9th grade may participate on a grade 6-8 Middle School team.
- Students on the team must be from the membership school; and a school is considered to be a separate school if it has a separate administrator. Recruiting from neighboring schools, districts, counties or states is not permitted.
- Each team must submit a roster of students, which includes the grade level of each student, the morning of the Science Olympiad competition..
Payment of Team Registration Fee by Check or Money Order
Send a check or money order payable to "SCASS" along with the completed Intent to Participate form signed by your school principal/administrator. This form is available for download on this website. No purchase orders are accepted. Note: all registrations are tentative until payment is received and/or cleared through the Los Angeles Regional Science Olympiad bank.
If paying by check, mail payment and paper documents to: Los Angeles Regional Science Olympiad, ℅ Gary Widdison, Los Angeles County Office of Education, CIS Room 242, 9300 Imperial Highway, Downey, CA 90242
NEW: Payment of Team Registration Fee Online
You may also pay the team registration fee online using PayPal. PayPal is a secure, online, payment processing service used by the Los Angeles Regional Science Olympiad. There is an additional payment processing fee of $10 that covers handling and verification of all electronic payments including debit and credit cards. The processing fee is built into the PayPal option for each team registration.
A PayPal account is not needed to pay team registration fees. Team registration fees can be paid with an existing PayPal account, debit or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express), prepaid gift card, or PayPal credit. You also have the option of creating a PayPal account at the time of payment.
One ADULT volunteer for every 5 students entering the competition must assist on the day of the Science Olympiad. Assignments are generally 2 – 3 hours in duration.
Certificate of Insurance
The Los Angeles Regional Science Olympiad program directors, in coordination with California State Science Olympiad program directors, the Southern California Association of Science Specialists (SCASS), and Occidental College/Antelope Valley College 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 Regional Science Olympiad program.
Intent to Participate and Participation Releases
The school principal/administrator must sign the completed Intent to Participate form; mail it to: Gary Widdison, Los Angeles Regional Science Olympiad, Los Angeles County Office of Education, Clark Building, CIS Room 242, 9300 Imperial Highway, Downey, California 90242-2890, FAX: (562) 401-5405. Either the Parental Release Form for Antelope Valley College or the Parental Release Form for Occidental College and Photographic Consent and Release Form are also required and must be submitted the day of the competition. All forms are available on this Web site.
Online Registration Application
Proceed to on-line Registration Application.