After several years without a state competition, more than 125 high school students took over portions of the UAA Campus in March! Event Highlights: A visit from Representative Peltola during the award ceremony, awarding $49,000 in scholarships between the Decathlon ($37,000) and Pentathlon ($12,000), an opening ceremony that included representatives from several Alaskan colleges, a highly attended Super Quiz event …
Volunteers Needed – Competition Season Starts in January!
This year we have more teams, more students, more scholarships and new sponsors! Our competition season starts in January with our high school state scrimmage for 175+ students. Sign up to volunteer today!
Info Sessions – AK Academic Decathlon/Pentathlon
Questions? We have answers! Join us at 4 pm for any of the following virtual information sessions: Monday, August 8; Thursday August 11; or Tuesday, August 16. Registration required for all sessions. To register, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 907-433-7418.
More than $50,000 in scholarships available for 2022-2023!
Thanks to our premier partner, Alaska 529, and the University of Alaska Anchorage, Fairbanks and Southeast; the Alaska Academic Decathlon & Pentathlon will offer more than $40,000 in general scholarships + $9,000 in UA-specific scholarships (available to seniors only) and funds geared toward rural students!
Pentathlon State Champs: Watershed Charter School.
The team will represent Alaska at the United State Academic Pentathlon International Competition on May 20, 2022.
Decathlon State Champs: Lathrop High School
Congratulations to Lathrop High School in Fairbanks! The team will represent Alaska at the United States Academic Decathlon International Competition.
University of Alaska Scholarship News!
Calling all seniors! The University of Alaska will award up to $9,000 in scholarships to Academic Decathletes from around the state. To be eligible, students must be a senior in high school, an active member of an Academic Decathlon team and nominated by a coach. Nominate a student today!
Essay Judges Needed!
The Alaska Academic Decathlon is holding its First Annual State Scrimmage! We need essay judges to read student work from around the state at their leisure (within a set time period) from their own home. State Scrimmage Online Essay Judge Training Session: Monday, January 10 at 6 pm Reading Period: Wednesday, January 12 starting at 6 pm until Friday, January …
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
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 …
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