American Computer Science League 2021-2022
The American Computer Science League (ACSL) is a non-profit organization devoted to Computer Science education. ACSL organizes team computer programming and computer science contests for K-12 schools, organizations and local groups, led by an adult advisor. Last year, over 700 teams in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia participated. ACSL has five divisions: Senior, Intermediate, Junior, Classroom, and Elementary, providing an appropriate challenge for students of varying ages and abilities.
The ACSL regular season is divided into four contests that are held over the academic school year. Each contest focuses on fundamental concepts in computer science, ranging from Number Systems to Boolean Algebra to Digital Electronics to Graph Theory. In the upper divisions, each contest also includes a problem to solve through programming using Python, C++ or Java.
This year, Mass Academy participated in both the Classroom and Senior divisions. Two teams of approximately 20 students each participated in the Classroom division, and two teams of approximately 12 students each participated in the Senior division. ACSL calculates the total score of each contest as the sum of the 5 highest individual student scores on a team.
For the Classroom division, Mass Academy’s two teams placed first and sixth out of 32 total teams. For the first-place team, juniors Rohan Das and Svabhu Govindaraj were tied for the top scorer. For the sixth-place team, junior Daniel Kaminski was the top scoring student.
For the Senior division, Mass Academy’s two teams placed fifth and fiftieth out of 130 total teams. For the fifth-place team, juniors Henry Liu and Gracie Sheng were tied for the top scorer, both receiving perfect scores. For the fiftieth-place team, senior Andrew Lee was the top scoring student.
ACSL also offers an invitational only, ACSL Finals contest. To be invited, students must have a cumulative score of at least 24 (out of 40) for all four regular season contests. Individual students meeting the required score can choose to participate in ACSL Finals. This year, the ACSL Finals contest was held online on Saturday, May 28, 2022.
Mass Academy had 9 students participate in the ACSL Finals across both the Classroom and Senior divisions. Juniors Rohan Das, Svabhu Govindaraj, and Daniel Kaminski participated in the ACSL Finals Classroom division. Juniors Rajat Baldawa, Henry Liu, Rhik Mazumder, Vinayak Rao, Jonah Sagarin, and Anush Shah participated in the ACSL Finals Senior division.
Svabhu Govindaraj received a Silver Medal award in the ACSL Finals.
Congratulations to all students who participated in ACSL 2021-2022 this year! We hope you enjoyed the challenges and learned more about the contest category content. For more detailed information, please visit https://www.acsl.org.