Decathlon teams are comprised of students from all grade-point averages. Decathletes are challenged to use analytical skills, performance abilities and writing aptitude in seven knowledge tests (Art, Economics, Literature, Math, Music, Science and Social Science) as well as Interview, Speech and Essay. Students also compete in the fast-paced Super Quiz, a multiple-choice challenge held in front of a live audience.
The theme of this year’s Academic Decathlon events was “In Sickness & In Health: An Exploration of Illness & Wellness.”
The statewide competition will take place March 27-28 in Sacramento, with the winner advancing to the U.S. Academic Decathlon from April 30 to May 2 in Anchorage, Alaska.