Camarillo Academic Olympics (CAO)

What are the Camarillo Academic Olympics?

The Camarillo Academic Olympics (CAO) began in 1983 as a community project, spearheaded by Rick Smith, a Camarillo visionary.  Mr. Smith was inspired by the 1984 Olympic summer games that would be held the following year in Los Angeles.  While the Olymjpics showcased the world's greatest athletes, Mr. Smith developed a competition to recognize and honor the academic achievement of younger scholars. 

This biannual program allows 4th - 8th grade students to participate in up to three areas of study, including Science, Math, History, Current Events, Language Arts, Creative Arts, Speech, and Geography.  Participating students will compete first at the classroom level.  The students with the top 4 scores will advance to the City Preliminaries. Students with the top 6 scores in the City Preliminaries will advance to the City Level.   In addition, each school will be able to enter 5 students as a team for the City SuperQuiz Competition.

Congratulations to all of the LCMS students who participated in CAO 2020!

Students Advancing to CAO Preliminaries:

ART: Trevor C. * Jackson G * Tracy L. * Tori T.

CREATIVE WRITING: Emmy B. * Courtney H. * Micheal L. * Kayden Y.

GEOGRAPHY:  Issac B. * Aaron C. * Shane F. * Aryan P.

US HISTORY:  Oliver C. * John Louis L. * Samir N. * Drake N. * Shane S.

SPEECH:  Lennon F. * Emily L.* Ishva P. * Carlos V.

WORLD HISTORY:  Oliver C. * Lennon F.  * Kenshi L. * Jaden V.

MATH:  Ethan J. * Emily L. * Michael L.  *  Drake N. * Jaden V.

CURRENT EVENTS:  Oliver C. * William R.  *  Shane S. * Carlos V.

SCIENCE:  Trevor C. * Michael L. * Drake N. * Carlos V. * Evan W. * Jake W.


ART: Sierra M. & Annie Y.

SPEECH: Travis W.

CREATIVE WRITING: Taylor S. & Mackenzie E.


Thank you to the parents and teachers who assisted these students on their journey!

CAO for 2019-2020 School Year has been cpompleted! 

2020-2021 - Mustangs, here we come!

  • Superquiz Preliminaries (Monte Vista):  2021

  • SuperQuiz Finals & CAO Awards Ceremony:  2021

Questions?  Contact 2020-2021 Committee Chair