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Sacramento County Academic Decathlon: Champions

Winning Teams 1979–Present

​To prepare for the Academic Decathlon, students devote months of study. All their hard work culminates in the Academic Decathlon, traditionally held the first Saturday in February. The winning Sacramento County team advances to the state competition. California's winning team will then advance to the U.S. Academic Decathlon.




Team Photo School Year School Name Topic/Super Quiz Theme Poster
2019 Bella Vista H.S. team photo
2018–19
(39th Annual)
Bella Vista H.S.
(Folsom and Pleasant Grove also to State)​
​The 1960s: A Transformational Decade [2019 Academic Decathlon poster]
2018 Folsom H.S. team photo2017–18
(38th Annual)
Folsom H.S.
(Bella Vista also to State)​
​Africa[2018 Academic Decathlon poster]
2017 Bella Vista H.S. team photo 2016–17
(37th Annual)
Bella Vista H.S.
[News Article]
(Folsom and Pleasant Grove also to state)
World War II [2017 Academic Decathlon poster]
2016 Bella Vista H.S. team photo 2015–16
(36th Annual)
Bella Vista H.S.
[News Article]
(Folsom and Pleasant Grove also to State)
India 2016 Academic Decathlon poster
2015 Bella Vista H.S. team photo 2014–15
(35th Annual)

Bella Vista H.S.

[News Article]
(Folsom and Pleasant Grove also to State)
New Alternatives in Energy: Ingenuity and Innovation 2015 Academic Decathlon poster
2014 Bella Vista H.S. team photo 2013–14
(34th Annual)

Bella Vista H.S.

[News Article]
(Folsom and Pleasant Grove also to State)
World War I 2014 Academic Decathlon poster
2013 Bella Vista H.S. team photo 2012–13
(33rd Annual)

Bella Vista H.S.

[News Article]
(Folsom also to ​State)
Russia 2013 Academic Decathlon poster
2012 Bella Vista H.S. team photo 2011–12
(32nd Annual)
Bella Vista H.S.
[News Article]
The Age of Empire/
The Age of Imperialism: The Making of a European Global Order
2012 Academic Decathlon poster
2011 Folsom H.S. team photo 2010–11
(31st Annual)
Folsom H.S.
[News Article]
The Great Depression/
An Introduction to Geology
2011 Academic Decathlon poster
2010 Folsom H.S. team photo 2009–10
(30th Annual)
Folsom H.S.
[News Article]
The French Revolution/
History of the French Revolution
2010 Academic Decathlon poster
2009 Bella Vista H.S. team photo 2008–09
(29th Annual)
Bella Vista H.S.
[News Article]
Latin America/
Evolutionary Biology
2009 Academic Decathlon poster
2008 Bella Vista H.S. team photo 2007–08
(28th Annual)
Bella Vista H.S.
[News Article]
History of the Civil War/
The Civil War
2008 Academic Decathlon poster
2007 Folsom H.S. team photo 2006–07
(27th Annual)
Folsom H.S.
[News Article]
China and Its Influence on the World/
An Introduction to Climatology
2007 Academic Decathlon poster
2006 Bella Vista H.S. team photo 2005–06
(26th Annual)
Bella Vista H.S.
[News Article]
The European Renaissance: Renewal & Reform 2006 Academic Decathlon poster
2005 Bella Vista H.S. team photoTeam photo 2004–05
(25th Annual)
Bella Vista H.S.
[News Article]
Exploring the Ancient World/
Astronomy—From Empty Space to Incredible Universe: The Sky is Not the Limit
2005 Academic Decathlon poster
2004 Bella Vista H.S. team photo 2003–04
(24th Annual)
Bella Vista H.S.
[News Article]
America: The Growth of a Nation/
The Lewis and Clark Expedition
2004 Academic Decathlon poster
2003 Bella Vista H.S. team photo 2002–03
(23rd Annual)
Bella Vista H.S.
[News Article]
Understanding The Natural World/
The Blue Planet: Beneath the Surface
2003 Academic Decathlon poster
2002 Bella Vista H.S. team photo 2001–02
(22nd Annual)
Bella Vista H.S.
[News Article]
Understanding Others/
E-communication: The Internet & Society
2002 Academic Decathlon poster
2001 Bella Vista H.S. team photo 2000–01
(21st Annual)
Bella Vista H.S.
[News Article]
Understanding the Self/
Concepts of the Self: Philosophy, Psychology, and Religion
2001 Academic Decathlon poster
2000 Bella Vista H.S. team photo 1999–00
(20th Annual)
Bella Vista H.S.
[News Article]
Looking Forward: Creating the Future/
Sustainable Earth
2000 Academic Decathlon poster
1998–99
(19th Annual)
Bella Vista H.S.
[News Article]
Looking Inward: Developing a Sense of Meaning/
The Brain
1999 Academic Decathlon poster
1997–98
(18th Annual)
Bella Vista H.S.
[News Article]

Looking Outward: Forces Shaping Society/
Globalization: The New Economy

(Event moved from November to February)
1996–97
(17th Annual)
Bella Vista H.S.
[News Article]
Communication and Culture/
The Information Revolution
1995–96
(16th Annual)
Bella Vista H.S.Competition and Cooperation/
The United Nations: Competition and Cooperation
1995 Academic Decathlon poster
1994–95
(15th Annual)
Bella Vista H.S.Health, Wellness, and Biotechnology/Biotechnology: The Next Frontier 1994 Academic Decathlon poster
1993–94
(14th Annual)
John F. Kennedy H.S.Documents of Freedom 1993 Academic Decathlon poster
1992–93 
(13th Annual)
Bella Vista H.S.A Diversity of Achievers 1992 Academic Decathlon poster
1991–92 
(12th Annual)
Bella Vista H.S.Habitat Earth 1991 Academic Decathlon poster
1990–91
(11th Annual)
Bella Vista H.S.Space Exploration 1990 Academic Decathlon poster
1989–90
(10th Annual)
Bella Vista H.S.American Indians: Our American Heritage 1989 Academic Decathlon poster
1987–88
(9th Annual)
Bella Vista H.S.The U.S. Presidency
1986–87
(8th Annual)
Rio Americano H.S.The History of Flight
1985 Del Campo H.S. team photo 1985–86
(7th Annual)
Del Campo H.S.We the People: The Constitution of the United States 1987 Academic Decathlon poster

1984–85

(6th Annual)

El Camino H.S.Immigration to the United States
1983 El Camino H.S. team photo 1983–84
(5th Annual)
El Camino H.S.Futurism: Megatrends
1982–83
(4th Annual)
Rio Americano H.S.The Olympic Games
1981–82
(3rd Annual)
Rio Americano H.S.

Prophets and the Free Enterprise System; Emphasis on Today's Housing Crisis

(Event held at Cosumnes River​​ College)
1980–81
(2nd Annual)
Rio Americano H.S.

(Event held at Sacramen​to State University)
1979–80
(Inaugural)
Encina H.S.

(Event held at Sacramento ​State University)
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