2020 Academic Decathlon San Diego County – SUHSD Open
Dr. Mary L. Lawlor
Phone: (619) 518-3025
The Academic Decathlon is a ten-event scholastic competition with nine-member high school teams from throughout the county. This year’s theme is In Sickness and in Health: An Exploration of Illness and Wellness. Students complete seven written tests in the areas of science, literature, art, music, mathematics, economics and social science. They also write an essay, give both a prepared and impromptu speech and are interviewed. The culminating event is the Super Quiz competition. The winning team from San Diego County goes on to the California State competition whose winner goes to the National Competition. Top scoring students and teams receive medals in all categories tested. The dates for the Academic Decathlon events follow:
Schedule of Dates and Activities
November 14, 2019
Scrimmage schools’ participation and number of students to Mary Lawlor.
December 14, 2019
7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Rancho Del Rey Middle School
Scrimmage at Rancho Del Rey Middle School – Multipurpose Room
January 16, 2020
Team registration fee of $355 covers the cost of all materials and awards.
The following are due:
Contact Mary Lawlor for additional information and registration materials.
email@example.com or visit the Student Support Services Office.
Email or deliver to Student Services c/o Elizabeth Hernandez.
Volunteer registration forms and final team changes are due by January 23, 2020.
Speech, Interview, Essay
January 25, 2020
8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Otay Ranch High School
Essay, speech and interview competitions – all students complete essay in multi-purpose room. Speech and interview judges will be trained during the essay. Interview and speeches after essay in various classrooms.
January 28, 2020
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
SUHSD Board Room
1130 Fifth Avenue
Chula Vista, CA 91911
Written tests and Super Quiz
February 1, 2020
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Otay Ranch High School
Seven written tests and superquiz. Give all written tests in the multi-purpose room arena style (all at the same time) and then have superquiz as the grand finale.
February 18, 2020
5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Eastlake High School
Eastlake High School Performing Arts Center: reception and awards ceremony
March 26-28, 2020
April 30 – May 2, 2020