WHAT IS ACADEMIC DECATHLON?
It’s a competitive academic activity where students pit their academic wit, interview and speech skills, and essay writing abilities with other students from all over Alaska. There are three primary goals:
• Students will become academically challenged through competition.
• Combating overspecialization.
• Promote the ability to communicate.
WHO CAN JOIN?
Anyone who loves to learn. The competition is divided so that you compete against those with the same GPA range. The three levels are: Honors (3.75 and up), Scholastic (3.0-3.74), and Varsity (2.99 and below). Your GPA for classification is based on the previous two years of academic courses.
• Fine Arts
• Language & Literature
• Social Studies
• Impromptu speech
• Timed essay
• Oral Interview