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Stanislaus County Academic Decathlon

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The Academic Decathlon is a program in which Stanislaus County public and private high school students compete as individuals and as a team in a series of academic tests and demonstrations. The ten events include the following:

  • Mathematics
  • Language and Literature
  • Economics
  • Essay
  • Fine Arts
  • Speech (prepared and impromptu)
  • Music
  • Interview
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Super Quiz

What is an Academic Decathlon Team? For the Stanislaus County competition level, a team consists of nine students, three in each of the following categories:

Honor 3.75-4.00 GPA
Scholastic 3.00-3.74 GPA
Varsity 0.00-2.99 GPA

What do the students get out of the event? Students have an opportunity to show their academic skills and to represent their school in academic competition. The winning team will represent Stanislaus County at the California Academic Decathlon State Finals.

What awards can students win? Medals (1st - 5th) are given in all events in the three GPA/academic categories. Individual trophies/plaques are awarded to the Super Quiz winners & championship team.

Is the public invited? Only to the SUPER QUIZ, which is the climax of the contest, and the Awards Ceremony. This will take place on February 6, 2016, 1:15 PM at the gym. There is no admission charge.

DATE: January 20, 2017 (Speech & Interview)
LOCATION: Enochs High School, 3201 Sylvan Avenue, Modesto

DATE: February 4, 2017 (Subject area tests, Super Quiz & Awards Ceremony)
LOCATION: Central Catholic High School, 200 S. Carpenter Road, Modesto

COST: $450 per team of nine students ($350 donated by the Education Foundation of Stanislaus Co.)
Final Cost: $100

Event Coordinator:
Cheryl Goulart, Stanislaus County Office of Education
Office: 238-1710

Event Planner:
Leisa Turner, Stanislaus County Office of Education
Office: 238-1715

Please note: Dates, times, and locations are subject to change. Please continue to visit our website for updates and online registration.

Event Information

Event Paperwork - Due at SCOE office by 5:00 PM, Fri. December 9, 2016

Testing Information

Resource Links

Volunteer Information