High school students from around the world are invited to participate in the 1997 USA National Championship. This is a timed and proctored competition that must be held on April 8, 1997.

Local Coordinator
Students in the United States participate through a local coordinator at their school. A local coordinator is an adult who typically teaches mathematics or computer science in high school. It is a simple process to become a local coordinator. Simply fill out the local coordinator form found under Forms and submit it via email to the contest director. Of  course it could be printed out and sent via regular mail. However, it is best to have a coordinator who has an email address and regularly reads their email. A local coordinator will automatically be put on the hs-computing list which it used to distribute information about the USACO. Click on Instructions and read the responsibilities of the local coordinator.

To participate in the National Championship, a student must have his/her name submitted by their local coordinator.

We need to receive the coordinator form and the list of participating students by March 15, 1997.  

International Division
The International Division is provided via the Internet and will be sent out on the hs-computing list on April 8, 1997. The International Division does not require a local coordinator and is conducted under the rules of the Internet competitions.

Contest Director
Dr. Don Piele
University of Wisconsin-Parkside
Kenosha, WI  53405