A New Theme Each Year
The overall theme for the
2023-2024 Academic Decathlon is
Technology and Humanity
Competing in the Academic Decathlon is not about demonstrating how good a student you already are.
It’s about working on a team, mastering college-level material, and practicing 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.
No other activity will better prepare you for university.
As a Decathlete, you will study an exciting new theme each year, themes like Russia, World War I, the 1960s and New Alternatives in Energy. You will explore seven subjects connected to that theme, from art and science to math and economics.
Here is the link to the 2023-24
Latest News--NJ Teams Compete
at the 2023 USAD Nationals in Frisco, Texas
"The American Revolution" was the theme for 2022-2023.
Several NJ teams qualified for the 2023 USAD Nationals in Frisco, Texas.
Schools must compete in divisions aligned with their student enrollments.
Hackensack HS was the NJ State champion and will compete in the Large School Divison in Texas.
Westwood HS won the NJ Medium School Divsion and will also travel to Texas.
Rutherford HS placed 3rd and qualified for the Medium School Online Division.
West Windsor Plainsboro North HS qualified for the Large School Online Division.
Kinnelon HS qualified for the Small School Online Division.