2017 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 World War II. 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
October 26, 2016
Scrimmage schools’ participation and number of students to Mary Lawlor.
November 11, 2016
8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Chula Vista High School
Scrimmage at Chula Vista High School’s Little Theater – Seven Multiple Choice tests.
December 8, 2016
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.
firstname.lastname@example.org 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 12, 2017.
Speech, Interview, Essay
January 28, 2017
8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
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 31, 2017
8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
SUHSD Board Room
1130 Fifth Avenue
Chula Vista, CA 91911
Written tests and Super Quiz
February 4, 2017
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Seven written tests and superquiz. Plan is to 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 16, 2017
5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Eastlake High School Performing Arts Center: reception and awards ceremony