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Academic Decathlon



Congratulations Calabasas High School!!!
Ventura County Academic Decathlon Winner

2nd Place Oxnard High School
3rd Place Oak Park High School

AcaDeca Scores and Information Center

2017 Theme: World War II

Important Dates:

  • Nov. 18th: Scrimmage Registration Deadline

  • Dec. 10th: Scrimmage, VCOE Conference Center

  • Jan. 9th: Competition Registration Deadline

  • Jan 13th: All Paperwork completed and to VCOE

  • Jan 19th: Online Essay Practice

  • Jan 26th: Online Essay Event

  • Feb. 4th: Competition Day, Pacifica HS in Oxnard

  • Feb 7th: Awards Ceremony, Pacifica HS in Oxnard

  • March 23rd-26th: State Finals in Sacramento

  • April 20th-22nd: Nationals in Madison, WI

1999, 2003, 2008 & 2009 National Champions

The Academic Decathlon is a ten-event scholastic competition for teams of high school students. The ten events include comprehensive written exams in: Art, Economics, Language and Literature, Mathematics, Music, Social Science and Science.

In addition, students deliver both a prepared and impromptu speech, write an essay, and communicate through a conversational interview.

Students also participate in the culminating team event, open to the public, known as the Super Quiz.

A particularly unique aspect of the Academic Decathlon format is that it is designed to include students from all academic backgrounds. A team consists of nine full-time students from the ninth through twelfth grades of the same high school. Each nine-member team is comprised of three students whose grade point average falls into the "A" category (Honor students), three students in the "B" category (Scholastic students), and three students in the "C" or below category (Varsity students). All students compete in all ten events.  Students in each category compete only against students in that category.

The Ventura County Office of Education (VCOE) inaugurated the first Ventura County Academic Decathlon in 1982 to promote learning and academic excellence through teamwork among students of all achievement levels and has continued to coordinate this competition on an annual basis.  Ventura county teams have enjoyed tremendous success in the Academic Decathlon winning both state and national championships.

Academic Decathlon Coach

The Academic Decathlon Coach is the teacher at the school and is the official Academic Decathlon contact person receiving all correspondence from the county coordinator. The teacher also acts as the team coordinator and is responsible for organizing meetings and transportation to and from the competition.

The Team

Teams of students prepare for the ten events which include comprehensive written exams in: Art, Economics, Language and Literature, Mathematics, Music, Social Science and Science. In addition, students deliver both a prepared and impromptu speech, write an essay, and communicate through a conversational interview.  Students, with the exception of students on non-competitive teams, also participate in the culminating team event, open to the public, known as the Super Quiz.

A competitive team consists of:

  • 2-3 Students in the Honor Category (3.75-4.00 GPA)
  • 2-3 Students in the Scholastic Category (3.00-3.749 GPA)
  • 2-3 Students in the Varsity Category (0.00-2.999 GPA)
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