Academic Decathlon

What is Academic Decathlon?

  • The  Academic Decathlon is a ten-event scholastic competition for teams of high school students.

    Each high school enters a team of nine students: 3 "A" or Honor students (3.80 - 4.00 GPA), 3 "B" or Scholastic students (3.20 - 3.799 GPA), and 3 "C or below" Varsity students (0.00 - 3.199 GPA).

  • 2021 Theme: The Cold War

    Competition Includes:

    • Speech

    • Interview

    • Essay

    • Academic Tests

    • The following is some general information on the topics in each of the subject areas.
      SCIENCE: The science topic will be an introduction to astronomy and will include sections on the Space Race between the United States and the Soviet Union.
      LITERATURE: The literature curriculum will include critical reading, one long work of literature, and selected shorter works. The long work of literature will be Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
      ART: The art curriculum will include a section on art fundamentals and will largely focus on an exploration of art during the Cold War.
      MUSIC: The music curriculum will introduce students to various musical works from the Cold War era.
      SOCIAL SCIENCE: The social science curriculum will introduce students to the history of the Cold War.
      ECONOMICS: The economics curriculum will cover fundamental economic concepts, microeconomics, and macroeconomics and will also include a thematic section on the economics of the Cold War.
      MATHEMATICS: The mathematics curriculum will cover general mathematics, geometry, and an introduction to differential calculus.*
GAD 2019
Cold War