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. The ten events include the following:

  • Mathematics          Language and Literature          Economics
  • Essay                     Fine Arts                                  Speech
  • Music                     Interview                                  Science
  • Social Science       Super Quiz

What is an Academic Decathlon Team? For the Stanislaus County competition level, a team consists of nine students, three in each of the following categories:
Honor 3.75-4.00 GPA         Scholastic 3.00-3.74 GPA          Varsity 0.00-2.99 GPA

What do the students get out of the event? Students have an opportunity to show their academic skills and to represent their school in academic competition. The winning team will represent Stanislaus County at the California Academic Decathlon State Finals.

What awards can students win? Medals (1st - 5th) are given in all events in the three GPA/academic categories. Individual trophies/plaques are awarded to the Super Quiz winners & championship team.

Is the public invited? Only to the SUPER QUIZ, which is the climax of the contest, and the Awards Ceremony. This will take place on February 3, 2018, 1:15 PM at the gym. There is no admission charge.

DATE: January 19, 2018 (Speech & Interview) 
LOCATION: Johansen High School, 641 Norseman Drive, Modesto

DATE: February 3, 2018 (Subject area tests, Super Quiz & Awards Ceremony)
LOCATION: Ceres High School, 2320 Central Avenue, Ceres
COST: $450 per team of nine students ($350 donated by the Education Foundation of Stanislaus Co.)         Final Cost: $100 

Event Information

Event Paperwork - Due at SCOE office by 5:00 PM, Fri. December 8, 2017

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