Feb 23, 2019

Academic Decathlon

  • Crimson Education
  • USA
Competition Skill Building


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.

For more information visit the official website here

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range




Open to all students, but teams must succeed in local, regional and state competitions before advancing to the Nationals

Participation Cost


Study materials for the team can be expensive.

Minimum Technical Skill Needed


The decathlon is designed to include students of all levels.

Time Commitment


Preparation required to study the given topics.

Application Deadline

Varies by Division - see website for details

Application Process Includes

Application form.


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