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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.


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 registration should open in August. Registration for Group 2 will open later in the season.

Online Final - National Results

  A number of students participated in the Online Individual Competition Final Nationals in April. Congratulations to the following students for taking 1st place in the their group and division!

Group 1 - Home Schooled or from Schools without an Academic Team
Honors Kimberly Diwa, TX
Group 2 - From Schools with an Academic Team
  Honors Dilawar Khan, CA
  Scholastic Nadine Hamden, CA
  Varsity Josephine Friesen, CA

Check out the overall placement winners and winners for each test.

USAD®  has sent out the results and the medals. If you have not received your results, use Contact Us to let us know. 

Indvidual Decathletes Compete at Nationals in Wisconsin

  Students from various states were invited to attend the USAD® Nationals in Madison, Wisconsin. Congratulations to the selected students!

Students participated in 10 events: Art, Economics, Literature, Music, Mathematics, Social Science, Science, Essay, Interview and Speech. Congratulations to the Individual Decathletes who won medals in the various events! 2017 results are here!



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Journey into Africa

Online Final - National Results

Individual Decathletes Compete at Nationals in Wisconsin

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