Participate in Academic Decathlon


Student competitors posing

Academic Competitions Are Important!

High school students often join athletic teams or clubs that promote social activities or sports. But what about the ones whose interests are more academic in nature? If you’re looking for an intellectually challenging extracurricular experience, Academic Decathlon might be just the thing! (Check out the video at the bottom of the page.)

Academic Decathlon is a competition that allows high school students to compete against one another and improve their knowledge in many different subject areas, from music to economics to public speaking. It has a lot to offer students and promotes community and an atmosphere of learning at your school. It's also a great opportunity to build friendships with other like-minded students who are passionate about acquiring new knowledge and building upon their study and academic skills.

It always starts with one. Whether you’re a freshman who just heard about the program, or a teacher who competed once yourself, you can be the person who brings Academic Decathlon to life at your school! So, gather your friends, find a coach, download the curriculum, grab some snacks, and let’s get started!

Starting a Team

  • Check out the overview video below to learn more about the Decathlon.
  • Look for friends who are up for the challenge. It takes 6-9 students to form a team.
  • Find a teacher or staff person to serve as your coach/advisor and attend the Exploring Decathlon meeting on September 6th and the coach meeting on September 13th • Both start at 4:00 PM on zoom.
  • Download the participation form, fill it out, and email it to
  • Explore this year’s theme: Technology & Humanity.
  • Come up with a plan for study and download the curriculum.
  • Make new friends, challenge yourself, and have fun!
  • Sign Up for the Exploring Decathlon & Coach Meeting