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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, 2019-2020, the curricular theme is In Sickness and in Health: An Exploration of Illness and Wellness.



Registration Opens August 1

  High school students, interested in participating in USAD competition as an individual? You can! Join us during the 2019 - 2020 season and explore illness and wellness!

If you are are home schooled, attend a non-traditional US school or attend a traditional US school that does not participate in the USAD® team decathlon you can sign-up starting August 1 and begin competing in Round 1 - Practice as a Group 1 participant. Registration includes electronic study materials, up to 4 rounds of competition and a subscription to the USAD® Online Testing and Training Center. Check it out!

Students, if you attend a school with an Academic Decathlon® team, you can register once you know that you are not team or your team is eliminated in team competition. Registration includes up to 3 rounds of competition. You will be classified as a Group 2 participant. 

Interested students register on the website. During registration, you will be redirected to PayPal. Once payment is made, you will be emailed your login credentials. Group 1 students will also receive instructions for downloading the electronic study materials.

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