Welcome Future Leaders!

This year's theme: The American Revolution and the New Nation

What does it mean to become a Decathlete? Mastering college-level material and developing new skills is part of it. It's also about estabishing relationships with people you meet along the way, the coaches who will mentor you, the competitors who will challenge you, and the teammates who will become your lifelong friends. Participating in Academic Decathlon is about daring to push your limits! Join us for a life-changing event here at the Ventura County Office of Education. We can't wait for you to bring it!

You’ll learn an exciting new theme each year, themes like Russia, World War I, and New Alternatives in Energy: Ingenuity and Innovation. You’ll explore seven subjects connected to that theme, from art and science to math and economics. You’ll learn to move an audience not just with facts and rhetoric, but with confidence. And you’ll never do any of this alone. You’ll be working with a team, a team composed of students with a wide range of grades but a single shared goal.

I invite you to become part of a program that you may think is over your head, until you realize you can reach higher as a team. I invite you to struggle, to learn, to understand; not just to win, but to lead.

Important Dates:

Registration Deadline:                September 23. 2022

Transcript Deadline:                    October 7, 2022

Permission Form Deadline:        October 7, 2022

Roster Due:                                   October 7, 2022

Scrimmage:                                   November 26 - December 3, 2022

Essay:                                              January 17, 2023

Objectives:                                     January 21, 2023

Interview:                                       January 28, 2023

Speech:                                          January 28, 2023

Super Quiz and/or Awards:       February 4, 2023