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Scrimmage Results For 9/11/2020 Social Science

9/15/20 9:21AM
Congratulations to the top scorers of our 9/11 Social Science scrimmage!

Wood, Lena (ME) Perfect Score!
Negron, Justine (LA)
Mulry, Caroline (TX)
Teamer2, A (IL)

Full article..

Scrimmage Results For 9/10/2020 Math and Music

9/11/20 2:32PM
Congratulations to the top scorers of our 9/10 Math and Music scrimmage!

Teamer2, A (IL)

There is still time to jump into the Scrimmages running this week. Todays test is on Social Science! Use Test Key TDWE724
Full article..

Scrimmage Results

9/10/20 1:21PM
Congratulations to the top scorers of our 9/9 Science scrimmage!

REGI, ASHITH (TX) Perfect Score!
MODI, SALONI (TX) Perfect Score!
KANWAR, HEMANT (TX) Perfect Score!
DILTZ, ABIGAIL (TX) Perfect Score!
PHUNG, KATHRYN (TX) Perfect Score!
Kummetha, Akshaya (TX)
Teamer2, A (IL)

There is still time to jump into the Scrimmages running this week. Todays test is on Math and Music! Use Test Key TEE7YJ4
Full article..

First Scrimmage Results

9/9/20 11:30AM
Congratulations to the top scorers of our 9/8 Econ and Art scrimmage!

Pinales, Tori (TX) First
Hoang, Jolyn (CA) Third

There is still time to jump into the Scrimmages running this week. Todays test is on Science! Use Test Key TW4PQR5.
Full article..

Let the Scrimmages begin!

9/4/20 10:51AM
Welcome back! Time to dust off the cobwebs and get back to it. For the week of 9/8-9/11, every day will be a test of the fundamentals of each subject. The top scores for each day will be posted the next day, and the top scores of all the subjects combined will be posted the next week. Happy competing!

To participate, log in, copy the International Scrimmage test key, click Read More or Online Scrimmage, paste the key in the text box and click Start Test.
Full article..

Maine and Arizona have Joined the Top Ten Global Ranking with Colorado and Texas

8/31/20 10:38AM
At the time of this posting, out of nowhere, Lena Wood (ME) had taken over the lead and Ryan Ocampo (ME) has moved into 2nd. Carlos Espinoza (TX) is in 3rd followed by Raymos Castillo (CO). Since the last posting, Tia Young (AZ) and Matthew Albertsen (AZ) have joined the "Top Ten." To see the entire list, Full article..

Online Training is Underway

8/26/20 8:54AM
After 25 days of online training, Colorado and Texas are vying for top spots in the Online Testing and Training Center Global Ranking. The results are subject to change at any time. Here is the list of early leaders:
1. Carlos Espinoza (TX)
2. Raymos Castillo (CO)
3. Krishna Hariprasad (TX)
4. Tori Pinales (TX)
5. Amrutha Kosanaum (TX)
6. Liam Royle-Grimes (CO)
6. Aaron Ehrlich (CO)
7. Nick Otwani (TX)
7. Alexander Kumar (TX)
8. Natlie Aerni (CO)

To improve your Global Rank, log in and compete with other students in Head-to-Head Challenges. Participate in scrimmages that will be starting in September. Don't have an account? If you are training with a team, check with your coach if you have a subscription account. If you need an account, purchase an individual membership.
Full article..

Online Training Begins

8/17/20 10:30AM
Students have started training online since the Online Testing and Training Center opened on August 1. After 15 days, Sasha Kaplan (TX) is the Global Leader. Joseph Fung (TX) follows close behind in 2nd with Toby Nguyen (CA) coming in 3rd and GGHS Argonaut (CA) in 4th. The results are subject to change at any moment.

Students, would you like to get in on the action? Log in and participate in Head-to-Head Challenges. Don't have a username and password? No problem. If you are training with a team, check with your coach if you have a subscription account. If you need an account, purchase an individual membership.
Full article..

Kayhi AcDec off to early start for 2020-21 season

6/4/20 11:24AM
With the end of the school year comes new opportunities for Ketchikan High School decathletes to prepare for the upcoming season of academic competition. Full article..

Franklin Competes with Distinction in State Academic Decathlon, Competition Took Place Online

6/1/20 8:39AM
Franklin High School in Highland Park ranked first out of 20 schools in its division and 14th out of 65 schools overall in the recent California state finals of the Academic Decathlon.

Franklin’s achievement in the state finals followed a fifth place showing in February among 55 teams from the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Full article..

Celebrating This Year's Graduating Seniors - Mountain View’s Leilani Serbouse

5/29/20 11:00AM
...She credits Academic Decathlon for breaking her out of her shell and awakening a love for public speaking. She made close friends who were there for her when she needed honest advice. Full article..


5/11/20 8:25AM
Before Spring Break, the Rockwall-Heath HS AcDec team competed against the top 40 5A and 6A Academic Decathlon teams at the Thomas E. Moseley State Finals March 5-8 in San Antonio, finishing in 18th place overall and 13th in the large school division. Full article..

Academic Decathlon team offers trivia in time of COVID-19

4/23/20 12:12PM
From today through Saturday, the nine team members of the seven-time defending state champion Wilmot Academic Decathlon team will be offering trivia questions for readers to answer. Full article..

El Camino Real wins state Academic Decathlon, with altered format due to coronavirus

4/20/20 8:17AM
Two Los Angeles charter high schools took first and second place at the California Academic Decathlon, with El Camino Real narrowly edging out its perennial rival, Granada Hills — wins that were in part a credit to knowledge of medieval pandemics. Full article..

Dulless academic decathlon team wins large-chool division at state meet

4/3/20 10:40AM
Dulles High School’s academic decathlon team placed second overall and first in the large-school division at a statewide Texas Academic Decathlon competition in San Antonio during Spring Break. The team won its fourth consecutive state championship, according to Fort Bend ISD. Full article..

Deerfield Academic Decathlon team competes at state

4/3/20 10:38AM
Students from Deerfield High School represented well at this year’s state academic decathlon competition, for the second year in a row.

The team attended the annual competition at the Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells on March 12 and 13.
Full article..

Taylor ACDEC Ranks Third in State

4/3/20 10:28AM
The Taylor High School Academic Decathlon team competed in the State Academic Decathlon competition in Frisco the first weekend of Spring Break and returned home as the State Small School Silver Medal Team. In addition, the team won the Silver Medal in the Super Quiz Oral Relay competition. Full article..

This champion academic decathlon team studied pandemics. Now, they’re living one

3/26/20 12:25PM
The subject seemed so remote — medieval maladies spreading illness and death across the globe, altering economies, culture and even history. For the Bell High School academic decathlon team, the L.A. area champions, the Black Death and other pandemics on their study list represented little more than obscure facts to memorize in preparation for state competition. Full article..

Lathrop AcaDeca team breaks records at state competition

3/18/20 8:39AM
Lathrop High School became the winningest school in Alaska at the state Academic Decathlon competition held last week in Anchorage. Full article..

Alice ISD Decathlon team advances to state as Regional Champs

3/5/20 3:28PM
The Alice High School Academic Decathlon Team competed at Texas A & M University Corpus Christi in the Region III meet. The event took place Friday, Feb. 7 and Saturday, Feb. 8th.

Alice High School is the Medium School Region III Super Quiz Champions for the second year in a row and they were also the Region III Academic Decathlon Medium School Team Champions.
Full article..

YHS Aca Deca Team makes school history

3/5/20 3:26PM
YORK — After a successful performance at the regional competition in Lexington, the York High School Academic Decathlon team is headed for State.... Full article..

Deerfield Academic Decathlon goes to state

3/5/20 3:20PM
The Deerfield Academic Decathlon team is headed to the state competition in March, for the second year in a row.

The Academic Decathlon team competed in the regional competition on Jan. 10 at UW-Whitewater, where they qualified for the state competition.
Full article..

PHS students sharpen wits for annual Academic Decathlon State

2/20/20 9:18AM
Perry High School’s Academic Decathlon team will test their mental mettle next month at the annual Academic Decathlon State contest March 6-7 at Waterloo East High School in Waterloo.

Under the direction of PHS Academic Decathlon Coaches Teresa Kresse and Lisa Schumacher, the six student scholars meet twice weekly to exercise their gray matter with jig-saw reading, scavenger hunts, card categorizing, Quizlets, Kahoots and similar brain games.
Full article..

American Canyon HS Academic Decathlon Team Advances To State

2/19/20 10:11AM
AMERICAN CANYON, CA — The Academic Decathlon team from American Canyon High School finished in third place at this year's North Bay Region Academic Decathlon, held Saturday at Solano Community College in Fairfield. The students are now preparing to compete in the California Decathlon March 27-28 in Sacramento. Full article..

Calabasas High School again wins Ventura County Academic Decathlon

2/19/20 9:51AM
Students from Calabasas High School have kept their grip on the Ventura County Academic Decathlon title for the fourth year in a row. The school’s A Team won first place in the overall competition, with its B Team coming in second and Westlake High School’s A Team placing third. Full article..

LMCHS is Kings County Academic Decathlon champion

2/19/20 9:49AM
ANFORD — Forget the Super Bowl, the real competition this weekend was at the 38th Annual Kings County Academic Decathlon, where Lemoore Middle College High School took the top spot for the eighth year in a row.

Saturday, over 60 Kings County high school students competed in the Academic Decathlon, which was held at Sierra Pacific High School. The 2020 event theme was “In Sickness and In Health.”
Full article..

Interested in a Chance to Compete in Nationals as an Individual?

2/11/20 4:41PM
Due to the coronavirus outbreak in China, USAD may have room for a number of Individual Decathletes at the National Competition in Anchorage, AK. At this time we are gathering information to find out the interest level.

If you are interested in competing in the official USAD Individual Competition, with a chance to be selected to compete in the National Competition in Anchorage, please contact or have your coach contact or call 612-353-2153 and ask for Joyce, our Individual Competition Administrator by 2/15/2020 so that we can plan accordingly.

To be eligible to participate in the USAD Individual Competition, you must be a student who is eliminated in USAD team competition, didn't make the team or is not affiliated with a USAD team.

The individual Competition is an official competition of the United States Academic Decathlon.
Full article..

Great Oak High School Battles In Academic Decathlon

2/11/20 10:05AM
TEMECULA, CA — Great Oak High School fought hard to claim fifth place in the 37th Riverside County Academic Decathlon...

Elsinore High School won the championship for the fourth consecutive year. Hemet High School finished second and West Valley High School in Hemet was third. Western Center Academy in Hemet finished fourth and Temecula's Great Oak High School was fifth overall. Hemet High School was the winner of the popular Super Quiz.
Full article..

Two local schools qualirfy for State Academic Decathlon

2/10/20 1:00PM
GREEN BAY - Two Green Bay high schools, East and Southwest, will represent the area at this year's State Academic Decathlon Competition in Wisconsin Dells March 12-13, after finishing first and second in the regional competition last month. Full article..

Upper Lake High School Academic Decathlon team heading to state competition

2/10/20 12:55PM
UPPER LAKE — Anna Sabalone’s schoolroom in Upper Lake High School is crowded with students of all ages for her daily Academic Decathlon class. She is affectionally known as “Sab” to her students They all study one topic, divided into 10 subtopics, for the school year in order to prepare for the local, regional and state competition. Full article..

4 South Bay high schools advance to statewide academic decathlon after strong showing in L.A. County

2/10/20 12:51PM
Four South Bay high schools will advance to the statewide academic decathlon next month after a strong showing in Los Angeles County’s competition.

Mark Keppel High School, in Alhambra, won the Los Angeles County Academic Decathlon, competition officials announced this week; that team will also compete at the state level.
Full article..

Stockdale High School wins 39th annual Academic Decathlon

2/4/20 10:28AM
Stockdale High School won the 39th annual Kern County Academic Decathlon on Saturday and will head to the state championships next month, according to the Kern County Superintendent of Schools. The event was held Saturday at Mira Monte High School. Full article..

Elsinore High wins fourth Riverside County Academic Decathlon in a row

2/4/20 10:27AM
Elsinore High School extended its domination of the Riverside County Academic Decathlon with a fourth consecutive victory Saturday, Feb. 1. The feat sends the Wildomar school’s team to Sacramento, where it will represent Riverside County at the California Academic Decathlon, set for March 26 through March 29. Full article..

Dixon High Students To Battle In North Bay Academic Decathlon

1/31/20 1:59PM
DIXON, CA — Super Bowl LIV isn't the only huge competition happening this weekend. Students from Dixon High School are among 300 students from 15 high schools across six Northern California counties preparing to battle it out Saturday in the North Bay Region's Academic Decathlon at Solano Community College in Fairfield. Full article..

San Bernardino schools prepare for academic decathlon

1/31/20 8:45AM
The Los Osos High School in the Chaffey Joint Union High School District will be the site for the 37th annual San Bernardino County Academic Decathlon competition that will be held on Saturday, Jan. 25 and Saturday, Feb. 1.

Over 400 high school students have signed up to compete in this year’s event
Full article..


1/31/20 8:26AM
The Indianola High School Academic Decathlon team earned a sixth place finish in the Des Moines Regional Competition Tuesday, Full article..

AHS Academic Decathlon wins another meet (Check Out the Unique Winner's Trophy)

1/21/20 8:37AM
The Alice High School team outpointed some of the best Academic Decathlon teams in the state to win its second meet of the season Saturday. Alice won the Academic Decathlon Invitational at Corpus Christi Carroll High School Saturday. Full article..


1/21/20 8:25AM
The Coosa High Academic Decathlon team was crowned champions in the Floyd County Schools Academic Decathlon competition held at the Floyd County Board of Education central office on Friday, January 10, 2020. Zayden Sullins of Coosa High was the highest-scoring individual participant this year with 2,788 total points. The theme for questions in this year’s competition was “In Sickness and in Health: An Exploration of Illness and Wellness”. Full article..

Friendwood AD places 3rd at Pearland

1/13/20 8:47AM
Friendswood High School Academic Decathlon team placed third at the Pearland Invitational Meet behind Dulles HS and Pearland HS. Full article..

Dulles High School is the 2020 Fort Bend IDS District Acadmic Decathlon Champs!

1/13/20 8:46AM
Next stop: Regionals next month in Katy! Full article..

Wilmot UHS captures 2020 Academic Decathlon regional title

1/13/20 8:41AM
The Wilmot Union High School 2020 Academic Decathlon team are regional champions. Full article..

South LA Student Participates in LAUSD Academic Decathlon Workshop

1/7/20 8:46AM
Student Angelize Simmons, West Vernon High School, participates in a practice interview session at the LADWP downtown headquarters during a workshop session Full article..

Chardon High School Academic Decathlon Team ready for challenge

1/7/20 8:11AM
Chardon High School’s 2019-20 Academic Decathlon Team has been busy studying this year’s curricular theme “In Sickness and In Health: An Exploration of Illness and Wellness.”

“Students are currently working hard with an eye toward regional competition in January,” said CHS Academic Decathlon Coach Allen Herner.
Full article..

AHS Academic Decathlon team wins meet

1/3/20 9:20AM
The Alice High School Academic Decathlon team was first out of 25 teams from around the state in the Bandera Decathlon Full article..

Wellesley High School Academic Decathlon team strives to repeat trip to Nationals

12/19/19 8:58AM
After qualifying last year to attend the Academic Decathlon Nationals in Minnesota for the first time in school history, this year’s Wellesley High School Academic Decathlon (Acadec) team is again aiming high. The team is currently led by senior captains and Acadec veterans Shayla King and Derek Mui, and junior captain Ben Workman. Ben is the reigning Massachusetts Acadec State Champion and Division IV National Champion. Full article..

Seneca Valley Academic Decathletes Roll To Another Victory

12/17/19 8:58AM
CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP PA - For the second time this year, the Seneca Valley Academic Decathlon Team finished first in a regional academic decathlon competition.

At Collegiate Academy recently, the Seneca Valley medalists included seniors Nishant Jayachandran won overall gold and medaled in the category of science. Gabriel Sutherland won an overall silver and won in the events of economics and interview; Julia Allman medaled in speech, Megan Neely, William Firman and Logan Glatz all medaled in interview, Megan Spark won in science and Steven Yang in the category of math.
Full article..

Cibola wins Academic Decathlon City Scrimmage

12/17/19 8:51AM
YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KSWT, KECY) - Cibola High School finished first in this year's Yuma Academic Decathlon City scrimmage.

Held on the Cibola campus, the event included about 90 participants from the Yuma Union High School District (YUHSD).
Full article..

Bryan Adams’ academic decathlon team three-peats at district competition

11/18/19 9:48AM
The Bryan Adams academic decathlon team won the district competition for the third consecutive year.
The team, under the leadership of AP world history teacher Diane Birdwell, won 7 of 15 gold medals.
Junior Jacob Mendoza also had the top divisional and overall score.
Full article..

Do you know how Academic Decathlon got its start?

11/11/19 4:56PM
Dr. Robert Peterson first dreamed of creating a program like this one as a prisoner-of-war in Nazi Germany. In his journal, pondering the future of education in the country he was serving, the downed B-17 pilot wrote that students “ought to have… a decathlon of studies.” Full article..

Big Shift in Global Leaders

11/6/19 9:48AM
After 3 months and 6 days of Training Center scrimmages and Head-to-Head Challenges, Ethan Kastenschmidt (WI) retains 1st. Out of nowhere Aaron Ehrlich (CO) and Radek Zelenka (CO) joined the Top 10 taking 2nd and 3rd. Also moving up into the Top 10 since Oct. 22 are: Sophie Adams (TX) and Johnathon Gebhardt (CO). The global ranking is subject to change at any moment. Check out the current Top 10! Full article..

Global Leaders - Wisconsin in the Lead

10/22/19 4:05PM
After 2 months and 3 weeks of Head-to-Head Challenges and scrimmages, Ethan Kastenschmidt is the current Global Leader followed by Jonah Waughtal in 2nd. Both students are from Wisconsin. Andrew Moeller (CA) is close behind in 3rd. Since the last posting on Sept. 23, Megan Deissler (PA) and Labiba Uddin (TX) have joined the Top 10. Congratulations! Check out entire "Top 10" list. Full article..

10/8 Mathematics Scrimmage Correction

10/9/19 3:37PM
Question number 1, Solve the system of inequalities 6x - 14 > 4 and (x + 1) < 16, had two duplicate answers. One was counted as correct and the other was not. The results have been updated so both answers are now counted as correct for participating students' results.

We corrected the duplicate answer option to avoid further issues.
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Chris Sturgeon named ‘2019 Academic Coach of the Year’ finalist

9/26/19 9:11AM
Morgan County, IN — The MSD of Martinsville is pleased to announce Chris Sturgeon has been named a ‘2019 Academic Coach of the Year’ Finalist by the Indiana Association of School Principals (IASP). Since becoming coach five years ago, Mr. Sturgeon has led the Martinsville High School Academic Decathlon team to three state championships and 3rd place at the national competition last year in Minnesota. Full article..

News Academic Decathlon

9/26/19 9:01AM
Throughout the years, the establishment of Tracy High School used to maintain a wonderful winning streak in the Academic Decathlon (AcaDec) Last year, due to difficulties and changes in the leadership, team struggled. Having said that, this year the students have high hopes of getting it back on track and reaching their primary goal to be on the road to the beginning of an extraordinary winning streak, leaving behind the past of Tracy High School’s difficult times Full article..

Take the Fast Friday Blitz

9/26/19 8:55AM
Each Friday, participate in the Fast Friday Blitz! You will have 15 minutes to answer the questions. The number of questions may vary depending on the subject. Check the Training Center Calendar for the topic. Friday's (9/27) topics are Fundamental Economic Concepts and Microeconomics.

No account, no problem. If you are training with a team, check with your coach if you have a subscription. If you need a subscription, click Read more... to purchase an individual membership through the Online Training Center.
Full article..

WI is in the Lead

9/23/19 1:33PM
Wisconsin students are the top 2 Global Leaders. Ethan Kastenschmidt is 1st followed by Jonah Waughtal in 2nd. Close behind is Lucas Bautista (CA) taking 3rd. In 4th, is Andrew Moeller (CA). Check out the entire top 10 list! (Ranking is based on the online scrimmage and head-to-head challenge scores. Placement can change at any moment.) Full article..

Bill Patton – Decathlon Man

9/18/19 8:39AM
...the photo Patton, now 83, takes the most pride in is one commemorating his help in founding the U.S. Academic Decathlon, an academic competition for high school students around the world. Full article..

Mystery Scrimmage

9/17/19 1:40PM
Take the Mystery Scrimmage on Wednesday, Sept. 18. You will have 30 minutes to complete 50 questions. See how well you can do. The topicc will be revealed when the results are posted.

To participate, copy the test key under Next Online Scrimmage, click on Online Scrimmage, enter the test key and Start.
Full article..

The Overall September Splash Results are In!

9/17/19 12:28PM
Congratulations to the top 10!

1st: Sickness, Team (CA)
2nd: Frankenstein, Jacob (CA)
3rd: Frankenstein, Emily (CA)
4th: Uddin, Labiba (TX)
5th: Frankenstein, Ayleen (CA) and Frankenstein, Katie (CA)
6th: Frankenstein, Anika (CA)
7th: Kastenschmidt, Ethan (WI)
8th: Frankenstein, Shy (CA)
9th: Johnson, Sarah (LA)
10th: Frankenstein, Jimel (CA)

Some of these participants made the top 10 Global Leader list. Check it out!
Full article..

September Scrimmage Splash Update

9/12/19 11:55AM
Here are the top students, ranking from 1st-10th after 5 scrimmages:

Sickness, Team (CA)
Frankenstein, Jacob (CA)
Frankenstein, Emily (CA)
Uddin, Labiba (TX)
Tie: Frankenstein, Katie (CA), Frankenstein, Ayleen (CA)
Frankenstein, Anika (CA)
Frankenstein, Shy (CA)
Frankenstein, Jimel (CA)
Frankenstein, William (CA)
Alfaro, Kevin (CA)

Featured topics: Healthcare in the Ancient World, Cells and the Development of Cancer, Basic Elements of Music Theory, Algebra, and Critical Reading.

Be sure to take the final September Splash Scrimmage Thursday, Sept. 12.
Full article..

Academic Decathlon Team Makes A Reappearance At Mar Vista High School

9/10/19 12:42PM
The last time Mar Vista High School had an academic decathlon team was over five years ago; this school year it has made a very welcomed return. Science teacher John Ashley has taken the reigns to become the new coach.

Academic Decathlon is a challenging test of critical thinking and intellectuality.
Full article..

Join us this week for the September Scrimmage Splash!

8/28/19 2:48PM
Take up to 8 scrimmages, 1 each weekday from 9/3 - 9/12 anytime from 12:00 am - 11:59 pm CDT. Each scrimmage is 15 questions, covering Section I from a certain subject. Questions from all subjects will be included on the last day. Open to registered students.

Winners are posted each day. Top three placement is posted on Facebook. Overall winners will be posted after all the scrimmages are done. Scores are included in the global ranking.

Not registered, no problem. If you are training with a team, check with your coach if you have a subscription. If you need a subscription, click Read more... to purchase an individual membership through the Online Training Center.
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The Race is On

8/28/19 1:59PM
New Global Leader! Since Monday, the 26th, Jonah Waughtal (WI) has taken the lead. Ethan Kastenschmidt (WI) is in 2nd. Out of nowhere Jacob Yeaman (ID) joined the top 10, moving into 3rd. Check out the current entire "Top 10"! They can change at any moment. Full article..

USAD® Online Training is Underway

8/26/19 12:25PM
It's the start of a new season of Academic Decathlon. After 25 days of online training, congratulations to the USAD® Training Center "Top 10"!

1. Ethan Kastenschmidt (WI)
2. Jonah Waughtal (WI)
3. Ayleen Frankenstein (CA)
4. Edward Elric (TX)
5. Lucas Bautista (CA)
6. Emily Frankenstein (CA)
7. Team Sickness (CA)
8. Tori Morales Pinales (TX)
9. (tie) Luc-Tanton Tran (CA)
9. (tie) Andrew Moeller (CA)
Full article..

Online Testing and Training Center is Open

7/25/19 6:33AM
Join us! The website is open for the new season, 2019-2020 In Sickness and in Health: An Exploration of Illness and Wellness. Purchase a team subscription through the USAD® online store or brochure. Individual students can purchase a membership through the website by clicking Full article..

FRANKENSTEIN To Premiere In California At A Noise Within

7/25/19 6:32AM
...This electrifying tale of a creature cast away by his creator into a hostile world-only to wind his way back in a dangerous game of destruction-has captivated audiences for over 200 years. The gothic story comes to life with Nick Dear's adaptation of the chilling fable by Mary Shelley, animating the themes of social rejection, intellectual hubris, and the nascency of good and evil. Full article..

Granada Hills Academic Decathlon Team Honored by Gov. Newsom

7/23/19 8:23AM
Granada Hills Charter High School Academic Decathlon team not only won the state and national competition this year, but also a trip to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office. Full article..

Online Testing and Training Center is Closed for Maintenance

6/12/19 8:42AM
From June 16 through July 31, the Online Testing and Training Center study resource section is closed while the website is updated for the new season.

If you have an electronic order for the 2019-2020 season, you can still download your order. You do not need to log in.

Join us August 1 when the website opens for the new season, 2019-2020 In Sickness and in Health: An Exploration of Illness and Wellness. Purchase a team subscription through the USAD® online store or brochure. Individual students can purchase a membership through the website beginning August 1.
Full article..

LMCHS Class of 2019 graduates

5/31/19 8:24AM
LEMOORE — What does it mean to be distinguished?

Is it back-to-back national academic decathlon championships, earning college credits or a degree, fundraising or completing projects?
Full article..

Preble has strong showing at national decathlon

5/20/19 8:21AM
Preble High School made its mark at the United States Academic Decathlon April 25-27 in Bloomington, Minnesota. Preble competed in Division IV and three students took home individual honors. Full article..

Two for two: Lemoore Middle College High School wins again at Nationals

5/13/19 8:40AM
It may be a bit early to call it a legacy, but in its second trip representing California at the national Academic Decathlon competition, Lemoore Middle College High School did it again: No. 1 against the nation’s best.

Competing against 17 schools up to six times its size in the small and medium school division (Division IV) at Saturday’s Bloomington, Minnesota award ceremony, the 230-student school bested competitors with as many as 1,400 students.
Full article..

Collegiate’s academic decathletes win national honors

5/13/19 8:36AM
The return to the national finals was notable for the Academic Decathlon team from Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy.

The nine-member team, which traveled to the USAD national tournament for the first time since 2016, finished fourth in its division and had a number of team members win medals and scholarships, the coaches said.
Full article..

Cedar Rapids Jefferson academic decathlon team finishes second in national competition

5/13/19 8:31AM
The Cedar Rapids Jefferson Academic Decathlon Team finished second in the very competitive Division II at the national competition last Saturday in Bloomington, Minn. This is the highest Jefferson has ever finished. Full article..

Wilmot wins national Academic Decathlon championship

5/8/19 8:17AM
Transformational. That was part of the theme for this year's United States Academic Decathlon, and it rang true for Wilmot High School Saturday as it took first place in Division 2 of the national championship held in Bloomington, Minn. Full article..

Campo's Academic Decathlon team takes fifth at state finals

4/23/19 12:07PM
The Campolindo Academic Decathlon team won first place in their regional competition for the ninth year in a row, qualifying for the state finals where they finished fifth against 28 other schools in their division. The Aca Deca Club, as it is known, has 30 members, with a core of nine who represented the school in the state finals. Full article..

Bandera decathlon team state champs

4/11/19 4:19PM
The Bandera High School Academic Decathlon team maintained the momentum it gathered in February when it dominated the Regional Academic Decathlon meet in Corpus Christi by finishing first in the Small School Division of the State Academic Decathlon competition in Frisco, March 8 – 10. Full article..

Perfect Decathlon Speech

4/9/19 10:43AM
It was a memorable day for Manteca High. At the 38th annual Academic Decathlon held Saturday at Lathrop High, Solman Aniss delivered a rare perfect 1,000 score in the gold-medal speech competition. “He was the star of the day,” said MHS advisor Michael McCullough of his Stanford-bound senior. Full article..

Team dedication stems from Stockdale's Academic Decathlon coach

4/8/19 3:33PM
When Stockdale High School's Academic Decathlon coach Gaby Scully tries to recruit new members to the team, she tells them a story to convey she is "obsessed" with the team. In 2004, when she was the Academic Decathlon coach at Granada Hills Charter High School in Los Angeles and 8 1/2 months pregnant, she accompanied her team to the state competition in Sacramento. "At one point I looked at my husband and said I didn’t feel 100 percent," Scully said. She gave birth to her son, Glen, the night before the awards ceremony. But even that would not keep her away from cheering on her students. Full article..

Valley Glen high school among San Fernando Valley teams who took top spots at state academic decathl

3/29/19 10:45AM
It was a San Fernando Valley sweep at the state Academic Decathlon held in Sacramento this past weekend, with three local teams filling out the top three spots. Granada Hills Charter High School and El Camino Real Charter School in Woodland Hills have traditionally vied for the top positions, with the former winning first place this year to advance to the national competition. But just behind the two independent charters in third place was Grant High School in Valley Glen. Full article..

LMCHS Academic Decathlon Team wins again at State

3/29/19 9:16AM
Tiny Lemoore Middle College High School has done it again — winning against schools nearly six times its size and becoming a state champion at the California State Academic Decathlon in the small and medium school division over the weekend.

At Sunday’s Sacramento award ceremony, the school of just 230 students bested all schools with up to 1,400 students.
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Laramie High School to Represent Wyoming at the National Academic Decathlon Competition

3/27/19 10:32AM
LARAMIE -- Eight Laramie High School students attended Academic Decathlon March 17 – 18 in Casper. And for the second straight year, Laramie High School won second place. Wheatland High School was the first-place winner. Because Wyoming won a lottery to allow two teams to compete in the National Academic Decathlon, Laramie has the privilege of being the Division IV competitor for the national competition April 25 - 27 in Bloomington, Minnesota. Full article..

Monmouth Academy’s Academic Decathlon Team state runner-up

3/25/19 10:43AM
The Monmouth Academy Academic Decathlon Team, coached by Cathy Foyt and Scott Foyt, placed second in the State of Maine Academic Decathlon Championship on March 2 at Scarborough High School in Scarborough.

The top five schools in this year’s State Academic Decathlon Championship were Scarborough High School, first; Monmouth Academy, second; Oak Hill High School, third; Hall-Dale High School, fourth; and Bangor High School, fifth.
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Dulles sets Texas Academic Decathlon record

3/19/19 2:15PM
The Dulles High School Academic Decathlon team is the best in Texas. The team set a state record by scoring 53,202.2 points at the Texas Academic Decathlon Event March 8-9 in San Antonio. It is the first Texas team to score more than 53,000 points. Full article..

Wilmot High School academic decathletes win sixth consecutive state championship

3/18/19 5:30PM
...The nine-member AcaDec team brought their A-game to the the state event Friday held in Wisconsin Dells, wrapping up months of competition, which included local and regional contest. The 1960s serves as this year's curricular theme for the competition.
< br /> Wilmot bested 19 other teams earning top scores on all seven written tests — art, economics, literature, mathematics, music, science and social science.
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West team places third at Academic Decathlon

3/18/19 5:26PM
Cranston High School West’s Academic Decathlon took third-place overall honors during the statewide competition held Sunday at the Community College of Rhode Island in Warwick.

“I’m really proud of them,” said Christine Luther-Morris, who has coached the school’s Academic Decathlon team for more than a decade. “They’re such a close unit, and so very supportive of each other, that there’s a great cohesiveness with the group. They genuinely care about each other, they look out for one another.”
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Madison’s Academic Decathlon team wins state for 16th year in a row, heads to nationals

3/18/19 5:24PM
...The seven-year Academic Decathlon coach Paula Hatcher-Maxon said the 16-year streak is wonderful and “a great feeling.” “But, more importantly, it’s not always about seeing them win it,” she said. “It’s seeing them mature and figure out how to study and the joy of seeing them learn all of this and do it on their own.” Full article..

Yosemite High places third in 2019 Madera County Academic Decathlon

3/11/19 9:09AM
Yosemite High School placed third in the 37th annual Madera County Academic Decathlon, just missing a repeat of last year’s first-place finish.

Chowchilla Union High School took home first place with a score of 39,520.4 and will move on to compete in the state competition. Madera South High School finished second.
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Despite setbacks from Woolsey Fire, Calabasas High three-peats academic decathlon

3/11/19 8:51AM
Neither school closures nor evacuations nor fire and chaos could keep the Calabasas High School Coyotes from taking the top prize at the Ventura County Academic Decathlon for the third year in a row.

The team — all brand-new faces — was waylaid when the Woolsey Fire tore through their neighborhoods in November and wreaked havoc on the practice schedules of the students and their coach. Coach Tyler Lee said that at one point, nearly all his academic decathlon kids had been evacuated.
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PHS Academic Decathlon team competes at State

3/8/19 2:27PM
The Perry High School Academic Decathlon team competed in the State competition last week at ADM High School in Adel, with the “1960s: A Transformational Decade” lending thematic unity to the contests. Each participant wrote an essay, delivered a speech, held an interview and was tested on his or her knowledge in the areas of art, music, social studies, science, economics, mathematics and literature. Full article..

2019 Academic Decathlon Results - Minnesota

3/7/19 9:37AM
Minnesota high school teams competed in the Minnesota Academic Decathlon® State Competition at Oak Ridge Hotel & Conference Center in Chaska Feb. 24–25. State championship honors went to Avalon School in St. Paul with a score of 36,517.5 They will represent Minnesota at the United States Academic Decathlon Nationals in Bloomington, Minnesota, April 25–27. This is the first time their team has won state championship honors. Full article..

Willits High, Upper Lake High to compete in California Academic Decathlon

3/7/19 9:25AM
UPPER LAKE, Calif. – Lake County’s Academic Decathlon on Saturday once again challenged some of the brightest young minds in the county, with Willits High and Upper Lake High advancing to the state competition in March. The public portion of the event, including the Super Quiz and awards ceremony, took place in the cafeteria at Upper Lake High School. For several years, Willits High has traveled to Lake County to participate in the competition, as no other high schools from Mendocino County have Academic Decathlon teams. This year, Willits’ team put on a winning performing, Full article..

Edison, El Diamante win top honors at Academic Decathlon events

3/7/19 9:19AM
FRESNO, Calif. (KMPH) — Students from across the Central Valley put their knowledge to the test for Academic Decathlon competitions in Fresno and Tulare Counties. This year's theme: the sixties. Students learned about pop culture, and those who advocated for peace and justice. This was the 37th year of the competition in Fresno County. The final phase was hosted at Central High East Campus Edison High School won first place overall. Full article..

KHS brings back Academic Decathlon

3/5/19 5:09PM
KINGSBURG – When Daniel Albers started teaching English at Kingsburg High, little did he know he’d be reinvigorating a tradition of academic vigor and winning awards along the way. Despite having a young team compromised of mostly freshmen and the school not even having an Academic Decathlon group in more than three decades, Albers jumpstarted such a team this year. Full article..

BHS wins regional Academic Decathlon

3/5/19 5:04PM
Last year, the Bandera High School Academic Decathlon team became known as “the beast” because it outscored all the other schools at the regional decathlon whether they were from larger schools than Bandera or not, school officials said. Well, “the beast” apparently reappeared at the state’s Regional Academic Decathlon again earlier this month, as the Bandera High team outperformed the field again, Full article..

Rancho Cucamonga wins first-ever County Academic Decathlon title

3/4/19 2:10PM
After finishing second for the past two years, Rancho Cucamonga High School (Purple) vaulted to its first-ever title in the 36th annual San Bernardino County Academic Decathlon in record-scoring fashion. With 53,538.5 points, Rancho Cucamonga broke the record that rival Chaffey set a year ago in winning its seventh-consecutive Academic Decathlon championship. Full article..

Westover Academic Decathlon team places third in state championship

3/4/19 2:07PM
ATLANTA — After a year of hard work, with many hours of studying, the academic decathlon team at Westover Comprehensive High School put that work to good use with a third-place finish at recent state competition in Atlanta. “I want all my students to realize that when we compete with North Georgia students who have more resources than we have, and our students were still able to compete and bring home a trophy, medals — gold, silver and bronze medals — we have so much to be proud about,” Pamela Heard, a Westover teacher and coach of the decathlon team, said. Full article..

Mel-Min academic decathletes head to state

3/4/19 2:05PM
The Melrose-Mindoro Academic Decathlon team will compete March 6 in the state Academic Decathlon competition in Wisconsin Dells. The Mustangs finished second in the state’s regional competition in Division IV behind Marathon to earn a spot at state. Melrose-Mindoro had the 14th highest score in the state among all divisions in the regionals. Full article..

Palos Verdes Peninsula High’s academic decathlon team on its way to state championship

3/1/19 10:45AM
It’s been an uphill battle, but the Palos Verdes Peninsula High School Academic Decathlon team hopes this is their year. The team, which came in eighth place out of 50 schools in this month’s Los Angeles County decathlon, has earned a wild card berth for the state championship in late March in Sacramento — marking a milestone in the squad’s renaissance. Full article..

Ketchikan and Craig teams compete in state AcDc tournament

3/1/19 10:37AM
The state academic decathlon tournament was February 20-23rd in Anchorage. Teams from Ketchikan and Craig participated. According to Ketchikan High School coach Peter Stanton, after winning state and national championships last year, Kayhi placed 4th overall this year, and 2nd in the team SuperQuiz. Kayhi decathletes also won ten individual medals. Full article..

Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School academic decathlon team wins state championship

3/1/19 10:36AM
akeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School’s academic decathlon has been crowned the 2019 PAGE Georgia Academic Decathlon (GAD) State Champions. The team, coached by Lisa Beck, Jessica Chandler and Ian Beck, scored the highest points overall in Division I and II and was presented the Howard Stroud Championship Trophy during the two-day academic competition was Feb. 22 and 23 at Parkview High School in Gwinnett County. Full article..

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