Academic Decathlon

Participation in the yearly Academic Decathlon is open to 6th-8th grade students and varies based on student interest.

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We are very excited to be training students in 6th through 8th grade to compete in this year’s Catholic Schools Academic Junior High Decathlon.

The Academic Junior High Decathlon is held in March. There are ten events. Two are collaborative team efforts – a logic quiz with 20 rigorous thinking problems, and a super quiz with 50 multiple choice questions on five broad academic themes. The remaining eight events test individual knowledge of the Roman Catholic doctrine, English, Literature, Science, Mathematics, Current Events, Social Studies, and Fine Arts (Art and Music). Awards are given for individual and team performance, and the winning school team from each geographic diocese competes in a national championship.