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La Lumiere Academic Decathlon Team Places Third in State

2/20/18 11:15AM
The La Lumiere Academic Decathlon team traveled to Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana during the weekend of Feb. 9-10 to compete in the Indiana Academic Decathlon state competition Full article..

Lemoore Middle College's sixth Academic Decathlon win

2/20/18 11:06AM
Before this tournament, none of the competitors stretch any muscles except in their fingers for writing, their legs for sitting and standing and their brains for thinking. Full article..

Creighton Prep claims overall title at the Nebraska Academic Decathlon

2/20/18 11:00AM
Creighton Prep won the overall title Saturday in the Nebraska Academic Decathlon at Bellevue University. Paul Martin of Prep claimed the prize of top overall scorer. Full article..

CDO Academic Decathlon Team Tops Regional Tournament 17th Consecutive Year

2/15/18 1:06PM
Led by a record-setting effort by Piper Gray, the Canyon del Oro High School (CDO) Academic Decathlon team won their 17th consecutive regional championship on Saturday at Mountain View High School. Full article..

Duke academic decathletes take third

2/15/18 1:00PM
The Dukes finished third in regional Academic Decathlon competition at Lexington. Full article..

Oak Ridge High School repeats at Academic Decathlon

2/15/18 12:49PM
The Oak Ridge High School Trojans won the El Dorado County Academic Decathlon 2018 title for the second year in a row. The repeat came after competition in 10 disciplines taking place on Jan. 31 and Feb. 3 at Union Mine High School. Full article..

NRHS Academic Decathlon wins sixth straight regional competition

2/13/18 8:50AM
The New Richmond High School Academic Decathlon went to the UW-Barron County regional competition on Friday, Jan. 12, and came home with its record-tying sixth straight regional championship. Full article..

El Camino Real Charter High School wins L.A. Academic Decathlon

2/12/18 5:48PM
In something of an upset, El Camino Real Charter High School has won the 2018 Academic Decathlon for the Los Angeles Unified School District, officials announced Sunday. Though El Camino, located in Woodland Hills, was clearly an academic powerhouse in this competition, the win ran counter to recent form because Granada Hills Charter High has triumphed repeatedly. Full article..

Academic Decathlon prepares students for college and beyond

2/12/18 3:36PM
High school students from throughout Kern County literally put their learning skills to the test on Saturday. The county Academic Decathlon wrapped up its two-day run on Saturday after teams of students from schools throughout the county completed the final portion of the competition, the Super Quiz, at Mira Monte High School. The quiz tests students’ ability to answer questions within a 10- to 20-second time frame. Full article..

Write on! CHS wins second acadeca title

2/9/18 9:37AM
The students of Calabasas High School put their brainpower to work and won the Ventura County Academic Decathlon— again. La Reina High School of Thousand Oaks and Westlake High School came in second and third. Full article..

Mother Lode Regional Academic Decathlon Announces Medalists

2/9/18 9:29AM
February 6, 2018 - On February 3, 2018, at Columbia Elementary School, 56 students from five Mother Lode high schools competed in the 39th Annual Mother Lode Regional Academic Decathlon Competition. Participating high schools included Bret Harte High School from Angels Camp, Mountain Oaks School from San Andreas, Summerville High School from Tuolumne, Tioga High School from Groveland, and Mariposa County High School from Mariposa. The event was coordinated through the Tuolumne County Superintendent of Schools office in Sonora. Full article..

AHS’ 2017-2018 Academic Decathlon Team

2/9/18 9:08AM
Alice High School Academic Decathlon Team competed in the Region III meet earning second place in two categories. The team got second in The Super Quiz and second place overall. The team has advanced to state to be held in Frisco, TX at Preston Ridge Campus of Collin College. Academic Decathlon coach is George Beltran. Full article..

Warrior Academic Decathlon: 2018 State Qualifers!

2/8/18 8:35AM
As sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti . . . The WHS Academic Decathlon class has been studying all aspects of Africa (the 2017-2018 assigned topic) since the beginning of the school year. Full article..

Ashland-Greenwood Academic Decathlon Team Qualifies for State!

2/8/18 8:32AM
Ashland-Greenwood students traveled to Pius X High School to compete at Academic Decathlon regionals and came away with a trip to state competition. Full article..

Lake Catholic academic decathlon team heads to state

2/7/18 2:32PM
The Lake Catholic academic decathlon team placed second at regionals on Jan. 20. The tournament was held at Willoughby South High School and consisted of questions and content relating to Africa. Full article..

Elsinore HS Repeats Win At 35th Annual RivCo Academic Decathlon

2/6/18 10:41AM
For the second year in a row, Elsinore High School took home the championship at the Riverside County Academic Decathlon. Held at Corona High School, Elsinore was also the winner of the Super Quiz. Full article..

First year out, Southwest High School qualifies for state in academic decathlon

1/31/18 1:17PM
...This is the first year Southwest High School has competed, said Peg Rice, one of the coaches at Southwest. Rice said she was pleasantly surprised when the club first started this year. Full article..

Academic Decathlon Regional Results

1/29/18 9:09AM
All five Lubbock ISD Academic Decathlon teams advanced to the state competition after successful performances at the regional contest last weekend. Three schools earned top 10 finishes and every school saw students earn medals in individual events. Coronado, Lubbock High, Monterey, and Talkington all competed in the Region 8 medium school meet at Arlington Lamar High School and Estacado competed in the Region 11 small school meet at Keller High School. Full article..

Two Academic Decathlon Teams are Statebound

1/29/18 8:56AM
Students from two Mansfield ISD high schools have earned the points needed to advance to one of the most rigorous academic competitions in Texas. The Summit High School and Lake Ridge High School Academic Decathlon teams will participate in the state finals in Frisco, which take place Feb. 22-25. Full article..

Academic Decathlon Team dominates regional

1/25/18 9:35AM
Described as “the beast” by a leading official at the Region III Academic Decathlon competition last weekend, the Bandera High School Academic Decathlon Team finished tops in the small-school division and also outscored the medium and large-school winners at the event, officials said. Full article..

Training Center Global Leaders Represent 5 States

1/18/18 8:57AM
After 5 months and 2 weeks of online scrimmages and head-to-head challenges, there is 1 student from Maine, 5 students from Texas, 1 student from Wisconsin, 2 students from California and 1 student from Idaho ranking in the Training Center's Global Leaders Top 10. Since the last posting on December 26, Stephen Coffey (CA) has moved into 3rd place. Ian Youth (ME) and David Guzman (TX) retain 1st and 2nd. Lababa Uddin (TX), Ethan Kastenschmidt (WI) and Sophie Cope (TX) have joined the Top 10. Check out current leaders! Full article..

Westover Academic Decathlon team advances to state

1/17/18 12:03PM
ALBANY — The Dougherty County School System hosted its annual high school Academic Decathlon competition recently at the Walter Judge Academy, and for the eighth time in the past nine years Westover High School was the overall winner. Full article..

Wilmot UHS Academic Decathlon team win 2018 regional competition

1/16/18 10:43AM
The Wilmot Academic Decathlon team reclaimed it’s top spot at the UW-Whitewater regional competition this past Friday. Last year Wilmot was soundly defeated at the regionals by the team from Watertown Full article..

Take the Mid Month Mixed Scrimmage

1/16/18 10:33AM
Be sure to take the January 16 Mid Month Mixed Scrimmage. It's 30 questions from all 7 subjects. You have 15 minutes. Any student with a subscription can participate. Just log in, copy the test key T3T36LW, click Online Scrimmage, enter the key and start the test. See how well you can do! Full article..

ATTENTION! Decathletes from Eliminated Teams or Alternates not in Team Competition

12/27/17 10:29AM
Want to compete in Academic Decathlon but your team was eliminated or you are not on the team? You can compete online. Sign up now for the Individual Academic Decathlon! Full article..

Top 3 Global Leaders from Maine, Texas and Idaho

12/26/17 9:31AM
Since the last posting on October 23, Ian Youth (ME) maintains the lead and David Guzman (TX) retains 2nd place. Jacob Andrews (ID) had moved into 3rd. Eshan Gaitonde (TX), Stephen Coffey (CA) and Eric Youth (ME) have joined the top 10. Congratulations to the top 10! Check out the entire list. Full article..

Congratulations JDHS academic decathlon

12/12/17 8:29AM
If the Academic Decathlon were in the Olympics, Juneau-Douglas High School would have brought home 19 medals this weekend: six gold medals, seven silver medals and six bronze medals from various events. Acadeca is the Olympics of the mind. Full article..

Kayhi AcDc earns top spots during weekend meet

12/6/17 8:32AM
Ketchikan High School hosted the first regional Academic Decathlon meet of the year this past weekend. According to coach Peter Stanton, the meet ended with many Kayhi team members earning top honors. Full article..

Cesar Chavez Students Dominate Phoenix Union's Academic Decathlon

11/30/17 8:31AM
Cesar Chavez High School students dominated the Phoenix Union Academic Decathlon Friday and Saturday, winning the team title, the super quiz relay and Full article..

Competition News from Wisconsin

11/27/17 9:15AM
Dodgeland Academic Decathlon team advances to regionals in competition. Full article..

Academic Decathlon prevails, setting fourth county record

11/20/17 9:22AM
The SPHS Academic Decathlon team dominated contesters in the first round of competition at the county level Saturday, November 11. The team beat its own record its fourth year in a row, Full article..

2018 Nationals Logo Contest Winner

11/17/17 8:56AM
Congratulations to our 2018 Nationals Logo Contest Winner Chelsea Liu from Palos Verdes Peninsula, Los Angeles, California! (See Latest News) Full article..

Google Honours Chinua Achebe

11/16/17 9:49AM
Chinua Achebe is the author of this season's featured novel, Things Fall Apart. Full article..

Tuloso-Midway High School English teacher celebrated for teaching humanities

11/15/17 10:15AM
When Tuloso-Midway High School principal Ann Bartosh came across an opportunity to nominate a teacher for a statewide award, one came to mind: Sarah Walker... "She's a great teacher," Bartosh said of the English teacher. "She's also very dedicated to (coaching) the Academic Decathlon." Full article..

Training Center Global Leaders Represent 5 States

10/23/17 9:28AM
After 2 months and 3 weeks of online scrimmages and head-to-head challenges, there are 2 students from Maine, 3 students from Texas, 2 students from Arizona, 2 students from California and one student from Idaho in the Top 10. Since the last posting on Oct. 10, Hannah Lee (TX) has moved into 3rd place. Jesse Le (CA) and Jacob Andrews (ID) have joined the Top 10. Check out the Top 10! Full article..

Head-to-Head Challenge Page Maintenance

10/13/17 3:31PM
You may experience intermittent issues with the Head-to-Head Challenge page while updates are put in place. Thank you for your patience and understanding while the changes are being made. Full article..

Weekly Wednesday Scrimmage Update

10/13/17 8:34AM
In this week's Wednesday Mathematics Scrimmage, the question about the equation of a sphere had duplicate correct answers. In the initial results report, only one was accepted as correct. The results have been adjusted, giving credit to everyone who selected either answer. Full article..

50th Anniversary Academic Decathlon® Logo Design Contest

10/12/17 9:14AM
There is still time to submit your design for the 2018 USAD Nationals Logo Contest! Full article..

Training Center Global Leaders - Maine Moves into the Lead

10/10/17 9:44AM
Currently, Ian Youth (ME) is the Global Leader. David Guzman (TX) is in 2nd followed by Jake Nance (AZ) in 3rd. Since the last posting on Sept. 5, Eric Huber (ME) and Shaurya Mehta (CA) have joined the top 10. Global rank is an accumulation of Online Training Center head-to-head challenge and scrimmage scores. Check out the top 10. Full article..

The Overall Results are in for the After Labor Day Scrimmage Sizzler!

9/27/17 11:24AM
After 7 quizzes, one for each subject, these are the overall top 5. Congratulations!
1st: Jesse Le (CA), perfect score
2nd: Hannah. Lee (TX)
3rd: Elias Alvarez (CA)
4th: Anneliese Ball (CA)
5th: Ian Youth (ME)
Full article..

Join Us for the Weekly Wednesday Scrimmage!

9/25/17 1:46PM
Starting September 27 take the weekly scrimmage each Wednesday throughout the 2017-2018 season. Each week the 30 minute scrimmage features 35 or 50 questions from one subject. Mathematics is 35 questions. All other subjects are 50 questions. Art Fundamentals is the subject for the first week.

Students, you need a Training Center account. No account? No problem! Just purchase an Individual Membership on the website.
Full article..

9/20 After Labor Day Scrimmage Sizzler Results - Social Science

9/22/17 11:23AM
Congratulations!
1st: Ian Youth (ME)
1st: Jesse Le (CA)
1st: Jacob Andrews (ID)
1st: Angeline Blancia (CA)
1st: Marco Vizcarra (CA)
1st: Jake Nance (AZ)
1st: Mackenzie Emerson (TX)
1st: Sidney Jimenez (CA)
1st: David Guzman (TX)
1st: Elias Alvarez (CA)
1st: Michael Hernandez (CA)
1st: London Leffler (CA)
1st: Kryton Bess (CA)
1st: Nina Ho (CA)
1st: Emily Mayhew (CA)
1st: Anneliese Ball (CA)
2nd: Joe Armato (CA)
2nd: Hannah Lee (TX)
2nd: Jewel Okoronkwo (GA)
2nd: Ayaan Sarkar (TX)
3rd: Jae Lee (GA)
4th: Red Follet (GA)
4th: Tony Dudley (TX)
4th: Robin Nguyen (CA)
5th: Allisa Chilton (CA)
5th: Casey Nguyen (CA)
5th: Kristina Arp (GA)
5th: Chelsea Price (GA)
5th: Liza Christopher (GA)
5th: Eric Youth (ME)
Full article..

9/19 After Labor Day Scrimmage Sizzler Results - Science

9/21/17 11:20AM
Congratulations!
1st: Jesse le (CA)
1st: Chelsea Price (GA)
1st: Red Follett (GA)
1st: Angeline Blancia (CA)
1st: Elias Alvarez (CA)
1st: Anneliese Ball (CA)
1st: Michael Hernandez (CA)
2nd: London Leffler (CA)
2nd: Hannah Lee (TX)
2nd: Edith Santana (CA)
2nd: Jae Lee (GA)
2nd: Nick Goodale (GA)
2nd: Jenna Matus (CA)
3rd: Pranav Loomba (CA)
3rd: Ayan Sarkar (TX)
3rd: John Christopher (GA)
3rd: David Guzman (TX)
4th: Stephen Coffey (CA)
4th: Emily Mayhew (CA)
4th: Jewel Okoronkwo (GA)
4th: Tony Dudley (TX)
4th: Liza Christopher (GA)
4th: Zach Carter (GA)
5th: Gabe Magnuson (GA)
5th: Ian Youth (ME)
Full article..

9/18 After Labor Day Scrimmage Sizzler Results - Music

9/20/17 4:52PM
Congratulations!
1st: Elias Alvarez (CA)
1st: Anneliese Ball (CA)
1st: Jesse Le (CA)
2nd: London Leffler (CA)
2nd: Hannah Lee (TX)
2nd: Ayan Sarkar (TX)
3rd: Ian Youth (ME)
4th: Tony Dudley (TX)
5th: Ryan Peterson (CA)
5th: Allisa Chilton (CA)
Full article..

9/16 Mid Month Mixed Scrimmage Results - Questions from 7 Subjects

9/19/17 8:53AM
1st: Hannah Lee (TX)
2nd: London Leffler (CA)
3rd: Elias Alvarez (CA)
3rd: Jesse Le (CA)
3rd: Michael Hernandez (CA)
Congratulations!
Full article..

9/8 After Labor Day Scrimmage Sizzler Results - Mathematics

9/18/17 3:48PM
The scrimmage question about the probability of choosing a romance novel when there were 2 out of the total 20 books was updated on 9/8. The way the question was worded, it did not have an associated answer. Therefore, everyone who took the scrimmage was given credit for this question.
Congratulations!
1st: Jesse Le (CA)
1st: London Leffler (CA)
1st: Allisa Chilton (CA)
2nd: Annelies Ball (CA)
2nd: Hannah Lee (TX)
2nd: Elias Alvarez (CA)
2nd: Rithwik Ediga Lakhamsani (CA)
3rd: Ian Youth (ME)
3rd: Prateek Sane (CA)
3rd: Jasmine Sun (AZ)
4th: Joe Armato (CA)
5th: Mohit Sridhar (CA)
Full article..

After Labor Day Scrimmage Sizzler

9/18/17 10:59AM
Due to the disruption by Hurricane Irma, students could not participate in the remainder of the scrimmages last week. They have been rescheduled for this week, September 18 - 20. The results from the Math portion on September 8 has not been posted yet. There was a question that was not worded well. Students will be given credit for that. Once recalculated, the results will be posted. Full article..

Mid Month Mixed Scrimmage

9/15/17 4:14PM
Be sure to take the September 16 Mid Month Mixed Scrimmage. It's 30 questions from all 7 subjects. You have 15 minutes to get it done. Any student with a subscription can participate. Just log in, copy the test key T3WR3WR, click Online Scrimmage, enter the key and start the test. See how well you can do! Full article..

USAD® Online Testing and Training Center is Back

9/15/17 11:01AM
It's great to see all the activity on the website since it has been restored. It was down as a result of Hurricane Irma. Anyone with electronic orders can download materials. Those with subscriptions can resume using both sites, usadtraining.com and usadtest.com.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during the time we worked to restore the websites.
Full article..

After Labor Day Scrimmage Sizzler

9/8/17 10:09AM
There are still 4 days to participate in the After Labor Day Scrimmage Sizzler, 7 scrimmages over 7 days. Each day features a different subject of 15 questions with 10 minutes to complete the scrimmage. Today's featured subject is Mathematics.

Open to all students using the Online Testing and Training Center. Just login and click Online Scrimmage. Not sure if you have login info? Check with your coach. If not, purchase an individual membership.
Full article..

9/7 After Labor Day Scrimmage Sizzler Results - Literature

9/8/17 9:07AM
Congratulations!
1st: Elias Alvarez (CA)
1st: Jesse Le (CA)
1st: Michael Hernandez (CA)
1st: Anneliese Ball (CA)
2nd: Taylor Jubala (CA)
3rd: Emily Bates (CA)
4th: Brayden Gardener (CA)
4th: Anish Adoni (CA)
5th: Ian Youth (ME)
5th: Kristina Arp (GA)
5th: Samuel Russell (LA)
5th: Angeline Blancia (CA)
Full article..

9/6 After Labor Day Scrimmage Sizzler Results - Economics

9/7/17 9:44AM
Congratulations!
1st: Kryton Bess (CA)
1st: Jesse Le (CA)
1st Jacob Andrews (ID)
1st: Hannah Lee (TX)
1st Ayan Sarkar (TX)
1st: Elias Alvarez (CA)
1st: Eric Estabaya (CA)
1st: London Leffler (CA)
2nd: Anneliese Ball (CA)
2nd: Michael Hernandez (CA)
3rd: Ian Youth (ME)
4th: Jake Nance (AZ)
4th: Kristina Arp (GA)
5th: David Guzman (TX)
5th: Joe Armato (CA)
Full article..

9/5 After Labor Day Scrimmage Sizzler Results - Art

9/6/17 9:05AM
Congratulations!
1st: Jesse Le (CA)
2nd: Jake Nance (AZ)
3rd: Hannah Lee (TX)
3rd: Shaurya Mehta (CA)
4th: Sally Lavagnino (CA)
4th: Ian Youth (ME)
5th: Red Follett (GA)
Full article..

Take the After Labor Day Scrimmage Sizzler

9/5/17 10:52AM
Start today! Participate in the After Labor Day Scrimmage Sizzler, 7 scrimmages over 7 days. Each day features a different subject of 15 questions with 10 minutes to complete the scrimmage. Your score counts toward your global ranking. Open to all students using the Online Testing and Training Center. Just login and click Online Scrimmage.

Not sure if you have login info? Check with your coach. If not, purchase an individual membership.
Full article..

Competition is Heating Up on the Online Training Center

9/5/17 9:28AM
David Guzman (TX), Jake Nance (AZ), Jamie Gross (AZ), Matthew Mize (TX) and Maddie Brzezinski (TX) have come out of nowhere to join the "Top 10" Global Leaders, taking positions 1, 2, 4, 7 and 8 respectively. Devon Dostal (TX) has moved into 3rd. Check out the entire "Top 10". Full article..

50th Anniversary Academic Decathlon® Logo Design Contest

8/22/17 10:31AM
The United States Academic Decathlon® is celebrating 50 years and needs your help designing the logo for the 2018 USAD Nationals. We are seeking a creative, innovative and professional logo design to help promote the 50th anniversary of USAD and the 2018 national competition. The rest is up to you! This contest is open to current Academic Decathlon® students only. Full article..

Training Center Global Leaders - Texas Jumps into the Lead

8/18/17 2:44PM
After 3 weeks of Head-to-Head Challenges, the Season Opener Mini-Scrimmages and the first Mid Month Mixed Scrimmage; Devon Dostal (TX) takes the lead. He wasn't even in the top 10 on the 14th. Hannah Lee (TX) and Ian Youth (ME) maintain their 2nd and 3rd positions. Since Aug. 14, the following users have joined the top 10: David Sudhakar (CA)(6th), Jess Le (CA)(7th), Kryton Bess (CA)(9th) and Elia Alvarez(CA)(10th). Full article..

Mid Month Mixed Scrimmages Kickoff Results

8/17/17 10:58AM
Did JL take 1st? Yes, Jesse Le (CA) hung onto the lead and came away with the highest score. 2nd: London Leffler (CA) 3rd: Hannah Lee (TX) 4th: Ian Youth (ME) Congratulations! Join us next month for the After Labor Day Scrimmage Sizzler, starting Sept. 5. Full article..

Mid Month Mixed Scrimmages Kickoff is Underway

8/16/17 8:51AM
Students have started taking the August Mid Month Mixed Scrimmage. This is the first one in a series of monthly scrimmages. At 8:30 AM CDT SM from California was in the lead. At 10:30 AM CDT JL, also of California, took over the lead. AT 2:15 PM JL is still in the lead. HL of Texas is 2nd and IY of Maine is 3rd. Will JL maintain the lead? It's not a perfect score so perhaps you can overtake the current leader. Take the challenge! Full article..

Mid Month Mixed Scrimmages Kickoff August 16

8/15/17 11:36AM
Take the first Mid Month Mixed Scrimmage today, August 16. Login, click Read more.. or Online Scrimmage on the left. Need login info? Check with your Academic Decathlon coach to see if you have a Training Center account. No account? Then purchase a membership through the website. Your score will count towards your global ranking. Full article..

Mid Month Mixed Scrimmages

8/14/17 12:35PM
This season the Online Training Center will feature a monthly 30 question mixed scrimmage consisting of questions from all 7 subjects. The scrimmages will be conducted online on the 16th of every month, August through March. Since Nationals will be the week of the 16th in April, the scrimmage will be held the 13th that month. Those who finish in the top 3 each month will be posted on social media. Take the first Mid Month Mixed Scrimmage August 16. Full article..

Training Center Global Leaders - California Moves from Forth to First

8/14/17 12:22PM
In 4 days Shaurya Mehta (CA) has taken over the lead. Hannah Lee (TX) has dropped into 2nd followed by Ian Youth (ME) in 3rd. Out of nowhere Pranav Loomba (CA) has moved into the top 10, taking 5th place. Full article..

Training Center Global Leaders - Texas Moves into First

8/10/17 1:58PM
In just a little over 48 hours since the last posting, Hannah Lee (TX) has taken over the lead. Ian Youth (ME) has moved into 2nd and Wyatt Otsuka (AZ) has moved up into 3rd. Shaurya Mehta (CA) is in 4th. In 5th place is Michaela Suski (WI). Global ranking score is a the total scores for Head-to-Head challenges plus online scrimmages. Full article..

Training Center Global Leaders - Student from Maine takes the Early Lead

8/8/17 11:35AM
As of August 8, Mini-Scrimmage Season Opener scores combined with Head-to-Head Challenge scores catapulted Ian Youth (ME) into 1st place since the Online testing and Training Center opened one week ago. Hannah Lee (TX) is close behind in 2nd followed by Eric Estabaya (CA) in 3rd. See all the USAD® Training Center top 10 global leaders. Full article..

2017-2018 Mini-Scrimmage Season Opener Overall Winner

8/7/17 3:08PM
The August 1-4 season opener consisted of 4, 10 question scrimmages: Art, Economics, Literature and Music. Congratulations, I. Youth (ME) for taking 1st overall! Full article..

Take the Season Opener Mini-Scrimmage

8/4/17 5:14PM
There is still time to take today's Mini-Scrimmage. Login. Click on Online Scrimmage under Study Resources. Enter August4 as the test key. Watch next week to see who is the overall winner. Full article..

The Online Testing and Training Center is Open!

8/2/17 10:53AM
Journey to Africa. Join the excitement for another season of United States Academic Decathlon®! Students, sign-up now to train online using a unique combination of study resources. Full article..

This Teacher Is The Force Behind Seagoville High's Winning Academic Decathlon Team

7/26/17 10:33AM
...In the middle of July, Harrington sat in a rolling chair in front of his class... A couple dozen kids are listening to him. They aren’t summer school students who need to fix failed grades. They’re part of Seagoville’s Academic Decathlon team. Harrington, a Seagoville High teacher, has recruited a lot of these kids. He’s lecturing on Africa. Full article..

Purchase a Team Subscription to the USAD Online Testing and Training Center

7/24/17 9:14AM
Coaches, have your team train for United States Academic Decathlon® competition through a unique combination of individual study sessions, direct challenges, and national scrimmages featuring questions in art, economics, literature, mathematics, music, science, and social science categories. Create tests and view your team's results. Subscribe now and use this powerful Academic Decathlon® resource to help your team prepare for competition. Full article..

Granda Hills Community Celebrates GHCHS Academic Decathlon Team

6/27/17 3:59PM
The Old Granada Hills Residents Group hosted a meeting at Rawley Hall to acknowledge the National Champion Granada Hills Charter High School Academic Decathlon Team. Senator Bob Hertzberg gave huge praise to the team, Full article..

Oakwood wins 6th consecutive national academic decathlon

5/22/17 5:18PM
In six straight trips, Oakwood High School’s Academic Decathlon team members are once again the Division 3 National Champions. Full article..

Near all-rookie Hendricken team division winners

5/22/17 3:17PM
It was 1983 and a group out of California, the United States Academic Decathlon, was looking to stir up national interest in a newly created program to turn the spotlight on academic achievement. To launch the competition, named because it features 10 different academic disciplines, the organization sent invitations to schools across the country to compete in the national event. One Rhode Island school, Bishop Hendricken High School, accepted the challenge, Full article..

Granada Hills Academic Decathlon champs bask in hero’s welcome on campus

5/22/17 3:12PM
The victorious Academic Decathlon team from Granada Hills Charter High School got a hearty welcome home Monday morning, complete with bagpipes and cheerleaders, after snagging the national title for a third straight year in Madison, Wisconsin, Full article..

We can't wait to see you!!

4/18/17 10:37AM
Congratulations to all the Decathletes who will Participate at the Nationals in Wisconsin. Full article..

Spring break? Not for Granada Hills Charter kids eyeing national Academic Decathlon win

4/13/17 1:25PM
While most students across Los Angeles were enjoying spring break this week, the dozen members of the Academic Decathlon team at Granada Hills Charter High School were quietly studying on campus. Full article..

Scarborough High team is heading for the U.S. Academic Decathlon

4/11/17 10:32AM
... The 2016-17 meet, held at Scarborough High School, focused on the topic of World War II, said Jon York, a teacher and assistant coach. Students took part in competitive testing in 10 areas related to that era, including economics, literature, art, music, social studies, science and math. Full article..

National Academic Decathlon's spotlight will shine on Madison

4/11/17 10:21AM
For the first time in the program’s 36-year history, Wisconsin will host the United States Academic Decathlon event. It’s set for April 20-22 at Monona Terrace, featuring 60 high school teams Full article..

Four Qualify for USAD Nationals in Wisconsin

4/11/17 10:20AM
Four Friendswood HIgh School students qualified for the national United States Academic Decathlon competition in Madison, Wisconsin later in April. Full article..

With a fourth consecutive state trophy on the mantle, CDO academic decathlon prepares for Nationals

4/5/17 11:40PM
Last month Canyon del Oro High School’s (CDO) academic decathlon team clinched its fourth consecutive state title after outscoring dozens of other teams from throughout Arizona, Full article..

Irving ISD Shines at State Academic Decathlon Meet

3/14/17 1:30PM
The Nimitz team concluded another successful season maintaining their ranking after regionals and finishing sixth in a field of 40 teams. Full article..

Burns High School Academic Decathlon Award Winners 2017

3/14/17 1:23PM
The following students from Burns High School took home awards from the Wyoming Academic Decathlon held Feb. 26 and 27 in Casper. Full article..

Catoosa County high school is Academic Decathlon champ

3/14/17 1:06PM
Catoosa County’s Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School won the 2017 PAGE Georgia Academic Decathlon (GAD) State Championship. It was the seventh time the high school has captured the top honor in the event. Full article..

Check out the Global Leaders

3/8/17 3:43PM
In the last month, the top 4 students retain their Training Center position: 1st - Sevanna Baird (ID), 2nd - Eric Estabaya (CA), 3rd - Lizzie Miller (UT) and 4th - Kenzie Wolfe (ID). The newcomer to the top 10 this past month is Jacob Andrews (ID). Check out the entire top 10 Training Center students. Full article..

Wilmot decathletes capture 4th straight state title

3/6/17 1:22PM
For the fourth consecutive year, the Wilmot Union High School Academic Decathlon team emerged as state title winners Friday, according to District Administrator Dan Kopp. Full article..

Randolph High School students impress at academic decathlon

3/6/17 1:11PM
Randolph High School students took home five gold medals, a silver medal, a bronze medal and four honorable mentions in an academic decathlon at the Woodrow Wilson Middle School in Clifton on Wednesday, Feb. 1. Full article..

Collegiate Academy 2nd at state Academic Decathlon event

3/6/17 1:07PM
Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy came up short in its bid to defend its Pennsylvania Academic Decathlon championship, finishing in second place Saturday to the host school, North Penn, in Lansdale. Full article..

St. Peter team earns state champion honors

3/3/17 1:32PM
Championship honors in the Academic Decathlon State Competition went to St. Peter High's Blue team Full article..

Randolph High School Students Prevail in Academic Decathalon

2/28/17 8:22AM
RANDOLPH, NJ- Randolph High School students performed well in a recent academic decathlon, taking home five gold medals, a silver medal, a bronze medal and four honorable mentions. Full article..

South Pasadena wins academic decathlon in L.A. County contest

2/28/17 8:22AM
South Pasadena High School has won the academic decathlon competition for Los Angeles County for the third consecutive year, officials announced Thursday. The school now advances to the California Academic Decathlon, Full article..

Lyndonville wins state academic decathlon

2/28/17 8:20AM
...Lyndonville has been a contender for the title for over two decades, winning the Small School State Championship several times and placing regularly in the top four, but this was its first overall state win Full article..

Elkhorn Mount Michael is overall champion at Nebraska State Final Academic Decathlon

2/20/17 2:19PM
Elkhorn Mount Michael won the overall state champion title Saturday at the Nebraska State Final Academic Decathlon. The win marked the first time that a large school division didn’t win the overall championship and advance to national competition. Full article..

Redondo Union High Qualifies for State Academic Decathlon

2/20/17 2:18PM
Redondo Union High School was announced Thursday one of the seven "wild-card" teams qualified to compete in the statewide academic decathlon in March. Full article..

Elsinore HS Wins County Academic Decathlon

2/20/17 2:15PM
After a 12-year tripartite rivalry, EHS claims First! Elsinore High School has won First Place in the 34th Annual County Academic Decathlon, breaking an 18-year stronghold over Hemet and West Valley High Schools. Full article..

Collegiate Academy wins Academic Decathlon western region large-school title

2/17/17 12:16PM
Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy finished first in the large-school division and Clarion-Limestone placed first in the small-school division Saturday at the Pennsylvania Academic Decathlon Western Regional competition at McDowell Intermediate High School. Full article..

Smart and final, CHS aces competition

2/17/17 12:14PM
The Calabasas High School Academic Decathlon team pulled off an amazing accomplishment on Feb. 4. Competing for the first time in the Ventura County Academic Decathlon—a battle of student brains—the team managed a first-place win, an achievement that even the students and coach found astonishing. Full article..

Bella Vista H.S. Wins 2017 County Academic Decathlon

2/17/17 12:14PM
Bella Vista High School, from the San Juan Unified School District, is the winner of the 2017 Sacramento County Academic Decathlon competition. The win marks the 25th time the team has taken first place at the annual competition since it began in 1979. Full article..

Academic decathlon brings four high schools together

2/13/17 2:13PM
Not too many teenagers choose to get up early on Saturday to take difficult tests about history and give prepared speeches. But 36 of them did on Saturday. They’re members of teams from Las Plumas, Oroville, Paradise and Inspire high schools Full article..

Pearland High School Academic Decathlon team has advanced to state

2/13/17 2:09PM
Pearland Independent School District is sending two teams to the Texas Academic Decathlon meet in late February. Pearland High School and Turner College and Career High School teams both advance to state after the Region 5 competition. Full article..

Mason City High School places first at regional Academic Decathlon

2/13/17 2:01PM
Mason City High School's Academic Decathlon team was named as the regional large school champion at this year’s regional competition in Grundy Center Jan. 26. The team qualified for state competition March 3 to 4 in Cedar Rapids. Full article..

Stockdale wins Academic Decathlon, will represent Kern County next month

2/9/17 4:36PM
Stockdale took its fifth consecutive win in the Kern County Academic Decathlon on Saturday afternoon, besting nearly 200 students from 19 high schools. Full article..

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