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Beast Academy Online Contest
The Beast Academy Online Contest runs from August 15, 2020 to 11:59pm local time April 5, 2021, and is open to students enrolled in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade math classes at AoPS Academy physical campuses. Eligible students will see the participation button on top of this page once they've signed into their student accounts. All dates in the contest rules are provided in Eastern Standard Time.
Participants earn points in the following manner:
- 500 points for every star earned in a lesson completed between August 15, 2020 and April 5, 2021, inclusively, up to 4,500 points per lesson. Please note that each lesson has multiple sets of problems. Only the student's best three attempts in each lesson earn points. So, if a student completes a lesson three times and receives 2 stars the first attempt, 3 stars the second attempt, 1 star the third attempt, and 2 stars the fourth attempt then that student earns (2+3+2)*500 = 3,500 points total. Also, if a student completed a lesson prior to August 15, 2020, then the student may complete the lesson again as review to earn points for the contest.
- 800 points for every trophy earned between August 15, 2020 and April 5, 2021.
- Students can only earn points by completing the lessons in their own enrolled grade level for this contest. For example, a student who enrolled in a 4th grade math class can only earn points for this contest by completing 4th grade lessons.
- Points are non-transferable; if the student switches to another class while the contest is ongoing, the points accumulated in their previous grade level cannot count toward their new grade level’s contest.
- Participants earn points both for completing homework lessons and for completing other Beast Academy Online lessons that are not assigned as part of homework.
The chapters will be gradually released throughout the year.
Ties will be broken based on the longest streak, with the student who had the most consecutive days earning points through the duration of the contest being ranked higher (note that this does not necessarily coincide with the student's current streak). In the event that two students also have the same longest streak, they will be tied in the ranking. For a day to count towards a student's streak, they must earn points prior to 11:59 PM local time. With this in mind, we encourage students to set aside a consistent time each day to work on math contest problems.
Please be aware that the listed rankings might not reflect actual student rank; final rankings will be determined manually per stated rules and officially announced at the end of the year.
Students can start to earn points on August 15, 2020, but the scores and leaderboards will not be revealed here until sometime in early October.