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Academic Decathlon of New Jersey

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A New Theme Each Year

 The overall theme for the 2022-23 Academic Decathlon is

The American Revolution and the New Nation

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 2022-23 

Curriculum Overview:

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Latest News--NJ Teams Compete at USAD Nationals

"Water: An Essential Resource" was the theme for 2022.

Several NJ teams qualified for the 2022 Nationals. Schools must compete in divisions aligned with their student enrollments. New Jersey schools held their own and returned home with numerous awards. Here are some highlights.....

  • Rutherford HS placed 5th out of 9 schools in the Div. II Virtuals.

  • Erica Chen placed 4th overall in the Honors division.

  • Kayleigh Griffin placed 5th overall in the Scholastic division.

  • Hackensack HS placed 7th out of 17 schools in the Div. IV Virtuals.

  • Clyde Ditching won the gold medal for Essay in the Scholastic division.

  • Clifton HS placed 6th out of 14 schools in the Online Large Enrollment division.

  • Julian Cerrone was 10th overall.

  • Indian Hills HS placed 7th out of 13 schools in the Online Medium Enrollment division.

  • Cora Mayer Costa, Joseph Park, Zoe Jacobs, Sarina Dadarwala all won medals.

  • Wallington HS placed 6th out of 11 schools in the Online Small School Enrollment division.

  • Daniel Kary won the bronze medal for 3rd overall in the Scholastic division. He was 1st in Math and Econ and 2nd in Social Science.

Complete results can be found here:

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