The Academic Decathlon competition consists of the following 10 events:
Seven written, multiple-choice tests (mathematics, science, music, social science, economics, literature, and fine arts)
Speech (prepared and impromptu)
Interview by a panel of business persons
Super Quiz (an 11th event and the only public portion) is a truly exciting climax to the day-long competition.
REGIONAL, STATE AND NATIONAL COMPETITIONS
Regional competitions are held in New Jersey in late January or early February. The highest-scoring regional teams compete in the NJ State Decathlon Finals about a month later. Then the top state schools represent New Jersey at the United States National Academic Decathlon in April/May.
The 2023 USAD Nationals will be held in Frisco, TX
Teams can also compete
in a national online decathlon competition.
THE NEW JERSEY EXPERIENCE
High schools in New Jersey have been participating in the Academic Decathlon for
more than 30 years.
New schools are welcomed each year.
THE FUNDING PROCESS
ADNJ is supported through registration fees paid by participating high schools and corporate contributions. We are grateful for the support of our friends in business and industry who make education a high priority.
Rutherford High School celebrates winning the 2022 NJ Academic Decathlon State Championship!
Getting Ready for
Clifton High School represented New Jersey at the 2022 USAD National Competition in the Large School Division.
Awards ceremonies follow the competitions.
Recognition goes to teams and individuals.
Awards include medals trophies, and scholarships!
BRING HOME THE GOLD!