Competitions

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) 

Written essay 

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.

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Rutherford High School celebrates winning the 2022 NJ Academic Decathlon State Championship!

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Getting Ready for

Super Quiz

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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!

 
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