Academic Decathlon

Stanislaus County Academic Decathlon

The Academic Decathlon is a program in which Stanislaus County public and private high school students compete as individuals
and as a team in a series of academic tests and demonstrations. In ancient Greece, an athlete's strength and endurance were
determined  by the success in completing ten events of a decathlon.  Much like the Archaic Decathlon for athletes, the Academic
Decathlon is the premier trial of a young scholar's intellectual capabilities.  Each team is made up of three students in each
GPA category  (Honor: 3.75 – 4.00 ,   Scholastic: 3.00 – 3.74, Varsity: 2.99 and below). A school may include an infinite number
of students classified as alternate team members for an additional fee. 

Academic Decathletes take 30 minute multiple choice tests in the subjects of Art, Economics, Music, Language and Literature,
Mathematics, Science, and Social Science. In addition, each team member gives a planned 4 minute speech and a 2 minute
impromptu speech, participates in a 7 minute interview, and has 50 minutes to write an expository essay.  The Super Quiz Relay,
the final event, is open to the public and features questions from all of the above subject matters.    

DATE: January 17, 2020 (Speech & Interview)       
LOCATION: Gregori High School, 3701 Pirrone Rd., Modesto (click for directions) 

DATE: February 1, 2020 (Subject area tests, Super Quiz & Awards Ceremony)  
LOCATION:  Johansen High School, 641 Norseman Dr., Modesto (click for directions) 
COST: $450 per team of nine students ($350 donated by the Education Foundation of Stanislaus County)        
Final Cost: $100 (additional $10 per alternate team members)

Event Information

Event Paperwork - Due at SCOE office by 5:00 PM, Fri. December 13, 2019

Testing Information

Volunteer Information


Contact Us

1100 H Street
Modesto, CA 95354

Key Contacts

Cheryl Goulart

Program Coordinator

Leisa Turner

Student Events Specialist

Lisa Avila

Event Planning Specialist I