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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, 2017-2018, the curricular theme is Africa.


Registration is Open for Group 2 High School Students

  Alternates or students eliminated from team competition, join today and continue your journey into Africa! Interested in participating in the USAD® Individual Competition? Sign-up today!

Use the same study materials you used while studying with the team.

Registration is Open for Group 1 High School Students

  Join today and journey into Africa! Interested in participating in the USAD® Individual Competition? If you are a high school student and are home schooled, attend a non-traditional school or attend a traditional school that does not participate in the USAD® team decathlon sign-up today!

Registration includes electronic study materials and a subscription to the USAD® Online Testing and Training Center. Check it out!

Journey into Africa

  This season the United States Academic Decathlon will venture into Africa studying traditional and modern music, economic development, early civilizations, infectious disease, plus more. The selected literature, Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, describes an Igbo world or society at the cusp of change.

Click here to view the complete topic outlines for each subject.

Join us! Group 1 and Group 2 registration is now open.



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