What is Arizona Academic Decathlon?
Arizona 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 ("A") students, 3 Scholastic ("B") students, and 3 Varsity ("C") students.
Nearly 100 teams compete in Arizona Academic Decathlon competitions every year. Participating schools are urban, suburban, rural; public, private, and charter. The winning Arizona team consistently places in the top 5 at the United States Academic Decathlon competition each year.
"It's about daring to push your limits, to master college-level material and to practice skills, like public speaking, that might be wholly new to you. It's about the people you'll meet along the way -- the coaches who will mentor you, the competitors who will challenge you, and the teammates who will become your lifelong friends." -Dr. Les Martisko