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Congratulations to our 2018 Nationals Logo Contest Winner Chelsea Liu from Palos Verdes Peninsula, Los Angeles, California!  Her creative design incorporates the 50th anniversary of Academic Decathlon®, Texas (the site of 2018 Nationals) and the curricular theme of Africa.


New Division for 2018 Nationals, read more here!


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USAD is excited about the film Spider-Man Homecoming, featuring Tom Holland in the role of Peter Parker/Spider-man, who is not only a web-slinging super hero, but also an Academic Decathlete!

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Programs

United States Academic Decathlon®

The United States Academic Decathlon® is a ten-event scholastic competition for teams of high school students.

Each high school enters a team of nine students: 3 "A" or Honor students (3.750 - 4.00 GPA), 3 "B" or Scholastic students (3.00 - 3.749 GPA), and 3 "C or below" Varsity students (0.00 - 2.999 GPA).

The theme for the 2017–2018 Academic Decathlon® is Africa. 


USAD Academic Pentathlon

Get ready for the Decathlon: the rapidly-growing Pentathlon program allows middle school students a chance to start experiencing the benefits of Academic Decathlon® ahead of schedule.

The Pentathlon is comprised of five academic events: Literature, Mathematics, Fine Arts, Science and Social Studies.

Order the only USAD authorized 2017-18 Pentathlon materials for the same fee as last year!

Click here for more information.


USAD Individual Competition

The United States Academic Decathlon® Individual Competition has been created to help individuals achieve their individual academic goals.

Home school students, alternative school students, team alternates, and Academic Decathlon® team members, this competition is for you!


USAD International Competition

USAD continues to recruit new schools for the International Competition. All English speaking International Schools are encouraged to participate. Teams for the International Academic Decathlon® are created in the same manner as for the Academic Decathlon®. Click here to find out how to get involved!