45th Annual Academic Decathlon

Welcome to the Ventura County Academic Decathlon! 

2024 Academic Decathlon: Technology and Humanity

The Academic Decathlon is a unique opportunity for high school students in Ventura County to compete against with 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 the Academic Decathlon format is that it is designed to include Decathletes from all academic backgrounds. A team consists of a minimum of 9 full-time Decathletes from the ninth through twelfth grades of the same high school. Each team is comprised of 3-4 Decathletes with a grade point average in the Honor category (GPA 3.80-4.00), 3-4 Decathletes in the Scholastic category (GPA 3.20-3.79), and 3-4 Decathletes in the Varsity category (GPA 0.00-3.19). Each Decathlete competes in all ten events with fellow Decathletes of a comparable scholastic achievement. 

 

 

Students & Teachers

 

Academic Decathlon Mission & Information
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.

Each year approximately 250 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.

The winning county team is then invited to the State Academic Decathlon to compete with their peers from across California where many of our past teams have then gone on to place 1st or 2nd in the USAD National Championship.

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.

Ventura County teams have enjoyed tremendous success in the Academic Decathlon.

  • In 1999 Moorpark High School took 1st place at the state and national competitions.
  • In 2000 Simi Valley High School took 1st at state competitions, and placed second in the national finals.
  • In 2002 & 2003 Moorpark High School took 1st at state: 2nd at nationals in 2002 and 1st at nationals in 2003.
  • In 2006 Moorpark High School was the first team in history to score 100% on the Super Quiz at state.
  • In 2008 & 2009 Moorpark High School took 1st at state and nationals.
 

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