The United States Academic Decathlon is a ten-event scholastic competition for teams of high school students.
Each high school enters a team of nine students: 3 Honor students (3.750 - 4.00 GPA), 3 Scholastic students (3.00 - 3.749 GPA), and 3 Varsity students (0.00 - 2.999 GPA).
Events include a speech, an essay, an interview and quizzes on a range of seven school subjects within a theme.
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Open to all students, but teams must succeed in local, regional and state competitions before advancing to the Nationals
Study materials for the team can be expensive.
The decathlon is designed to include students of all levels.
Preparation required to study the given topics.