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Individual Competition

Individual Competition

Our new individual competition offers students a way to experience all the excitement and learning of the United States Academic Decathlon®  even without a team.

You’re eligible if:

  • You’re in a non-traditional school setting.
  • You’re at a school that doesn’t participate in U.S. Academic Decathlon®.
  • You’re at a school that does participate in U.S. Academic Decathlon®, but you’re not a competing member of the team.

Our individual competition offers the same enriching thematic curriculum and ten exciting events that have drawn top scholars to the United States Academic Decathlon® for over forty years.

Please visit to learn more and register.

International Academic Decathlon®

USAD continues to recruit new schools for the International competition after a successful 1st year online competition. Any English-speaking International Schools/Department of Education/Academies are encouraged to participate. Teams for the International Academic Decathlon® are created in the same manner as the U.S. Academic Decathlon®.  If your school is interested please contact us at:
phone: 571-438-5064 or 571-438-3866
fax: 571-732-9404.


Academic Pentathlon

Get ready for ten events with five: the rapidly growing Pentathlon program allows middle school students a chance to start experiencing the benefits of U.S. Academic Decathlon® ahead of schedule.

The Pentathlon is comprised of five academic events:

  • Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Fine Arts
  • Science
  • Social Studies