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Latest News

USAD is excited to announce that the 2019–2020 overall curricular theme is: In Sickness and in Health: An Exploration of Illness and Wellness. More information.

2019 USAD Nationals logo - colorful bus2019 USAD Nationals Registration and Information Webpage

Volunteers needed for the 2019 USAD Nationals in Bloomington, MN. Find out more.

2019 USAD Online Testing Information

Apply for the Jerry Helgeson Community Service Award. Learn more.

USAD 2019 Nationals Testing Changes


View the Curriculum Overview Guide.


USAD Nationals results are posted!

Watch the  Awards Ceremony again!


Awards Ceremony

Special thanks to GCI for providing this service.

Check out the video from the 2018 USAD Nationals in Frisco, Texas.

Check out the video from 2018 USAP Nationals in Omaha, Nebraska


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 Honor students (3.750 - 4.00 GPA), 3 Scholastic students (3.00 - 3.749 GPA), and 3 Varsity students (0.00 - 2.999 GPA).

The theme for the 2018–2019 Academic Decathlon is The 1960s: A Transformational Decade. 

United States 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.

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

Click here for more information.
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2019 USAP Nationals Registration

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!