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Welcome to the Academic Decathlon® Individual Competition!

Academic Decathlon® Individual Competition has been created to help you achieve your individual academic goals.

Home schools students, alternative school students, and Academic Decathlon® team members and alternates, this competition is for you! As an Individual you can be part of the excitement.


Prepare for scholastic achievement through the proven Academic Decathlon® program. 

Academic Decathlon® Individual Competition offers the same outstanding curriculum  — and superior level of competition — that has drawn top student scholars to Academic Decathlon® teams for nearly twenty years.

Develop good study habits and build self-motivation as you prepare to match intellect with others through three rounds of competition.  Master advanced curriculum material across seven academic subjects:  Art, Economics, Literature, Mathematics, Music, Science and Social Science.

For the new season, 2016-2017,  the curricular theme is World War II.


Another Round of Online Competition Begins

  Round II - Scrimmage begins for Groups 1 and 2 with the Essay test on February 3. Decathletes will choose an essay test prompt and will have 50 minutes to write on the topic.

The objective tests are scheduled for February 17. These will cover Art, Economics, Literature, Mathematics, Science and Social Science.

Practice instructions were sent out Wednesday, February 1. Instructions for the essay test were sent Thursday, February 2nd. Students, please contact joycew@norsoft.net if you need instructions.

Registration is Now Open for Group 2 Individual Decathletes

  Attention high school students! Interested in joining the USAD® Individual Competition? Are you from a high school with a US Academic Decathlon team? You can sign-up for Group 2 Registration if you are an alternate, not on the team or your team gets eliminated. Registration is open.

Competition begins with Round II - Scrimmage. The essay test is scheduled for February 3 followed by the objective tests on February 17. Testing will be done online. 

Interested? Learn more about the competition. Participants will need to submit their transcripts. Check out Get Started for registration information.

International high school students, please go to the International Academy for Social Development for Inidvidual registration information.

Home Schooled or Students Attending a School Without an Academic Decathlon®, Registration is Open 

  Registration is still open for high school students who are home schooled or attend a school that does not participate in Academic Decathlon® team competition.

Competition continues with Round II - Practice with the Essay test on February 3. The objective tests are scheduled for February 17.


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