Team Registration and Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in the Los Angeles County Regional Science Olympiad! The Olympiad celebrates science education and recognize student achievement. The tournament is an exciting competition where teams compete in 23 events encompassing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics  topics. Detailed information about the 2019 L.A. County Regional Science Olympiad was distributed to Los Angeles County schools in Informational Bulletin #4875. A copy of the Bulletin can be downloaded here.

Registering a Team for the Los Angeles County Regional Science Olympiad

Team registrations are accepted on a first-completed, first-registered basis. Registration of all teams is a 3-step process and will occur on-line via a link on this website. Registration will be complete only when all three of these steps have been completed:

  1. Complete online registration form, and

  2. School principal/administrator receives and completes the acknowledgement of rules and certification of compliance online, and

  3. Payment of team fees is made by by check or money order or via the online PayPal service used by the Southern California Science Olympiad.

After all three steps are complete is a team considered registered for the 33rd Annual Los Angeles County Regional Science Olympiad.

The registration deadline is Friday, October 26, 2018  when available team slots are filled, whichever comes first. Late registration may be available if space permits.

Note: Under specified conditions, schools outside Los Angeles County may apply to participate in the Los Angeles County Regional Science Olympiad. These schools will be registered after a reasonable amount of time has been allotted to provide priority for schools in Los Angeles County. The deadline for out-of-county schools teams is Friday, October 26, 2018 or when available team slots are filled, whichever comes first.

Team Registration Fees

In order to participate in the Los Angeles County Regional Science Olympiad membership in both the National Science Olympiad and California Science Olympiads are required. Team fees cover local, state and national memberships, the cost of the development of the events and on-line publication of the Coaches Manuals, tournament medals, team trophies and plaques, 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.

Team Registration Fees
Junior and Senior Divisions (B & C) $325.00* (includes State and National membership)
Elementary Division (A) $300.00* (includes State and National membership)

Payment of Team Registration Fee Online

You may pay the team registration fee online using PayPal. PayPal is a secure, online, payment processing service used by the Southern California Science Olympiad.

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.

Payment of Team Registration Fee by Check or Money Order

As an alternative to online payment, registration fees can be paid by check or money order and should be payable to "Southern California Science Olympiad." No purchase orders are accepted. Note: all team registrations are tentative until payment is received and/or have cleared the bank. 

If paying by check, mail payment to Southern California Science Olympiad, 2130 E Mariposa Ave #5, El Segundo, CA 90245.

Coach's Manual and Event Rules

The Division B and C Coaches Manual will be posted for on-line downloading. Coaches Manuals will be available for download on September 4, 2018. Printed copies of the Coaches Manual will also be available for purchase. The Division B and C manuals are available at the National Science Olympiad Store.

Each Elementary Science Olympiad team is required to purchase a copy of the Elementary Science Olympiad Competitive Tournament Rules Manual from the National Science Olympiad Store. The manual may be used for many years and includes a variety of valuable events and activities, some of which are selected for inclusion each year.

Space is limited

Each school may send one team of fifteen students. No space is available for multiple teams from a school.

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.

  • K-5 elementary schools may invite five of their last year’s 5th grade students to be part of the team

  • Middle schools may invite five of their last year’s 8th grade students to be part of the 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 completed Team Roster is due at Registration the morning of the Science Olympiad competition.

Volunteers

Each team must complete an assigned Volunteer Assignment. These assignments vary widely and are generally 2-3 hours in duration. Registration numbers, along with event and venue needs, determine the assignments and their length. Schools should be prepared to supply three volunteers during the day of the Science Olympiad.

Certificate of Insurance

A "Certificate of Liability Insurance" or "Evidence of Coverage" Certificate is required in order to attend and participate in the Los Angeles County Regional Science Olympiad program. Specific language is required when completing the certificate of insurance. Instructions and required language on the Certificate of Liability Insurance or Evidence of Coverage certificate are posted in the Registration Documents section of this Web site.

Participation Releases

The Parental Release Form and the Joint Photographic Consent and Release Form are required for each participating student. The forms must be submitted on or before the day of the competition. All forms are posted in the Registration Documents section of this Web site.

Online Registration Application

You can register a team for the Los Angeles County Regional Science Olympiad using the online form. Do not send a hard copy of this form. When you complete this online registration you will receive a confirming email at the email address you entered in the Coach's Email section of the form. The school principal/administrator will receive an email request to complete an online form certifying that all personnel associated with the school team agree to abide by all the rules and codes of conduct associated with the Science Olympiad, including those posted on this website and discussed in Los Angeles County Regional Science Olympiad Handbook. You will need the school principal/administrators email when completing the online registration form. 

Don't Forget: Your registration is not complete until the principal/school administrator has completed the online acknowledgement of rules and certification of compliance (sent automatically after the online team registration form is received) and team registration fee have been received.  

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