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Support Alaska's Youth and Alaska's Future Workforce!
Alaska has one of the worst graduation rates in the country along with a mental health crisis among youth. The need for scholastic programs that provide small group engagement while creating micro-cultures within the larger school environment is crucial in Alaska, even in rural areas. The Alaska Academic Decathlon brings together high school students to compete in ten subjects based on a yearly theme. The program builds valuable social and emotional skills while celebrating academic success. The Alaska Academic Pentathlon is the middle school companion program that challenges participants in five subjects based on the same yearly theme.
Most importantly, both programs engage students of all abilities, often attracting typical non-joiners or underperformers. Each team is required to include students from the following categories: Honor - 3.8+ GPA; Scholastic - 3.2-3.79 GPA; and Varsity 0.00-3.19 GPA. Students compete with students in their same category for medals, trophies, and scholarships as well as competing as an integral part of a team.
Both the middle and high school programs culminate in state competitions. For high school students, that event takes place on the University of Alaska Anchorage Campus (UAA) over four days. Teams from around the state converge on the campus to take tours, interact with UAA faculty and staff, participate in a college/job fair, and compete with other high school students.
Thanks to our partnership with Alaska 529 ($40,000 in annual scholarships) and the University of Alaska (host of the high school state competition along with offering $9,000 in scholarships), these programs provide $49,000 in annual scholarships, some of which are based on performance and others on coach recommendations along with rural student only opportunities.
A program of the Southeast Regional Resource Center (aka SERRC - Alaska's Educational Resource Center) - a non-profit agency that does not receive dedicated funding from any state or federal entity, the Alaska Academic Decathlon and Pentathlon must generate their own income stream. Funded entirely by partners and sponsors, these skill-building programs depend on Alaska's businesses and foundations to impact more than 300 students from 20 different communities on an ongoing basis.
Your Support Counts!
Sponsors can designate how their funds are spent. Below, please find some options:
- High School State Competition Costs (four-day event on the UAA Campus)
- Medals and Trophies
- Travel Funds for Winning Teams to Represent Alaska at National Competitions
- Outreach Materials
- Operational Costs
Premier Partner: $25,000+
Platinum Sponsor: $15,000+
Gold Sponsor: $7,500+
Silver Sponsor: $5,000+
Bronze Sponsor: $1,000+
All sponsors are featured on our website, social media sites, and at our state competition on the UAA in order of contribution size.
Sponsors are also featured in all monthly newsletters to school administrators, coaches, students, UA staff and faculty, 250+ volunteers from all over the state, and in all press releases.
Sponsors are also welcome to participate in the high school state competition college/job fair.