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Latest News

2016 Nationals Results Here!

2016 Online Nationals Results:

Large, Medium, Small

Watch the 2016 Nationals Super Quiz and Awards Banquet live!

Super QuizTM - held on April 29, 2016. Click here to view.

Award Banquet - held on April 30, 2016. Click here to view.

*Special thanks to our sponsor GCI for providing this service.

2016 Pentathlon National competition information here.

2016–17 Academic Decathlon® Curriculum Information

USAD is excited to announce that the 2016–2017 curricular topic will be World War II! Learn more here.

Information on the 2016–17 Academic Decathlon® curriculum will be released as follows:
March 1 – The overall theme and general topics for the 2016–17 Academic Decathlon® will be posted on the USAD website and emailed to State Directors for distribution to teams.
May 1 – The complete outline of topics for each subject area will be posted on the USAD website and emailed to State Directors for distribution to teams.
May 15 – The curriculum materials (Resource Guides, Study Guide, etc.) will begin shipping to teams.

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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 2015–2016 Academic Decathlon® is India. 

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. Contact Jerry Helgeson for more information.

2015-2016 Pentathlon competition information is now available here.

You can now purchase materials for Pentathlon on the Online Store!

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!

2015-2016 Individual Competition information is now available here.

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!


Click here for a complete list of upcoming events.