|High school students from around the world are
invited to participate in the 2000 U S Open. This is a timed and
proctored competition that will be held on Wednesday April 12, 2000
for USA students and Thursday, April 13, for International students.
If you are a US participant in the U S
Open, you will be eligible to be selected as one of fifteen finalists. All
finalists will receive an all expense paid trip to the University of
Wisconsin-Parkside to take part in the summer training program, June
20-28. From this program, four students will be selected to represent the
United States in two Olympiads in Europe (see BOI and CEOI) and the
International Olympiad in China (see IOI). All expenses are paid by our
Students in the United States participate through a local coordinator
at their school. A local coordinator is an adult who typically supervises or teaches in high school. It is a simple process to become a local coordinator.
Simply go to our registration web site at:
and follow the instructions. No U S student can
register directly. Only a local
coordinator may register a student.
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 U S Open, a USA student must have
his/her name submitted by their local coordinator.
To participate in the U S Open, an
International student need not register.
The deadline for USA registration is Monday, April 10, 2000.
Solutions must be submitted within 24 hours after the competition for USA
New for 2000
This year we are distributing the problems and collecting
all solutions via the Internet. For USA contestants, the problems will be
emailed to the local coordinator on the morning of April 11, 2000. They will
print out the problems for distribution to their registered student the
following day, April 12. Instructions for conducting the
contest are provided here.
Once the contest is over on April 12, all solutions will be submitted by email as is done in our Internet competitions.
Again, read the Instructions to learn how to do this.
All instructions for International students will be provided when the
problems are distributed on April 13.