Scholarship News!

Joan P Uncategorized

Exciting news! Our new premier partner, Alaska 529, will provide more than $36,000 in scholarships to over 20 Alaska Academic Decathlon and Pentathlon participants. High school students can earn up to $4,000 while middle school students can earn $2,000. Welcome Alaska 529 to the Alaska Academic Decathlon and Pentathlon family!

Alaska Academic Decathlon Dates

Joan P Uncategorized

2021-2022 Important Dates and Deadlines REGISTER YOUR TEAM ASAP AK Academic Decathlon Coach Academy *                  (three-credit, post- baccalaureate class with UAA) October 19 – January 18 AK Academic Decathlon High School Academy *             (one college credit course with UAS) December 1 – January 15 Essay for State Scrimmage January 12, 2022 Online State Scrimmage – Subject Area Exams Only January …

Alaska Academic Pentathlon Dates

Joan P Uncategorized

Alaska Academic Pentathlon 2021-2022 Dates and Deadlines REGISTER YOUR SCHOOL ASAP AK Academic Pentathlon Coach Academy.                    (three-credit, 500-level, post-baccalaureate class through UAA) October 19 – January 18 Deadline for Team Registration Paperwork December 6, 2021 Scrimmage – Subject Area Exams Only January 13, 2022 Essay for Regional Competition January 27, 2022 Regional Competition February 10, 2022 Essay for State Competition …

Coach Academy – three-credit course with UAA

Joan P Uncategorized

The Alaska Academic Decathlon and Pentathlon have partnered with UAA to offer a three-credit, 500-level, post-baccalaureate online class for coaches from October 19 – January 18. Classes meet every other week (except in January) from 6:30-7:30 via Zoom. Class dates: October 19; November 2, 16, 30; December 14; January 11 and 18. The rest of the class is asynchronous. Find …

Add some fun to your ARPA fund spending

Melissa Griffiths Uncategorized

Academic Decathlon and Pentathlon are allowable activities under American Rescue Plan Act The global pandemic has taken a lot from Alaska’s students, including opportunities to participate in fun and enriching team activities like Academic Decathlon or, a newer addition, Academic Pentathlon. The Alaska Department of Education & Early Development has $504 million in COVID-19 relief funding to help districts recover …

New USAD Guidelines for 2021-2022

Melissa Griffiths Uncategorized

Due to continued grading issues caused by the pandemic in many schools and districts throughout the country, GPA for the 2021-2022 competition season will be calculated in accordance with the following:   GPA will be based on one academic year of calculable grades (letter and/or numerical grades and not pass/fail), not two years as in the past.   Terms without calculable …