Scrimmage Registration Deadline:Friday, Nov. 8, 2013
Scrimmage: Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013
Team Registration Deadline: Friday, Dec.13, 2013
Day 1: Saturday, Jan.12, 2014
Day 2: Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014
Awards: Monday, Feb. 3, 2014
2014 Theme: World War I
The Academic Decathlon is a unique opportunity for high school students in Ventura County to compete against like teams of students countywide. The top Ventura County team participates in the statewide Academic Decathlon competition. A California team then participates in the United States Academic Decathlon which is the premier scholastic competition for students in America from both public and private high schools. The Academic Decathlon consists of ten academic events.
A particularly unique aspect of this ten-event competition is that it is designed to include students from all academic backgrounds. A team consists of nine full-time students from the 9th - 12th grades of the same high school. Each nine member team is comprised of three students whose GPA fall into the "A" category, three students in the "B" category and three students in the "C" category.
The mission of the United States Academic Decathlon is to: Promote and recognize learning and achievement by emphasizing the value of academic excellence for all students.
Academic Decathlon Participants
Each year approximately 400 Ventura County students, in grades 9 - 12, actively experience the excitement of working in teams, exchanging ideas, setting goals, and examining issues while interacting with positive role models from their communities.
Academic Decathlon Judges
Approximately 150 business and education professionals from throughout Ventura County volunteer their time to serve as judges for the Academic Decathlon.
Academic Decathlon Tradition
The Ventura County Office of Education inaugurated the first Ventura County Academic Decathlon in 1982 and has continued to coordinate this competition on an annual basis. Ventura county teams have enjoyed tremendous success in the Academic Decathlon.