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2021 Competition

The 2021 Alaska Academic Decathlon State Competition will be a virtual event comprised of teams from across the state. Open to every high school in the state, this is a great year to start a team and compete in the state competition (no travel costs!).  

New teams are invited to participate at the State Competition without paying the first-year registration fee. Find out more, email or call today!

For returning teams, you’ll find all the required forms and resources on this page. Check out the new forms and register your team today!

Important 2021 GPA Information:
The United States Academic Decathlon has updated the GPA requirements as follows:
Honor: 3.80 – 4.00 GPA
Scholastic: 3.20 – 3.799 GPA
Varsity: 0.00 – 3.199 GPA 


Intent to Participate Form

Important Dates

Intent to Participate Forms Due
December 11, 2020

2021 Competition Fee Due
January 8, 2021

Transcripts & Registration Due
February 3, 2021

Essay Competition
February 17, 2021

Day 1 (Testing and Speech):
February 25, 2021

Day 2 (Testing, Interview): 
February 26, 2021


Team Registration & Resources


Team Registration

Coaches: Click here to download the form to get your team registered. 


Register here

Coaches Handbook

Everything you need to know to run an Academic Decathlon team.


Download Here

Materials Brochure

This year's topic is The Cold War. Download the full brochure here.


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2021 Curricular Theme: The Cold War

Students will study the economics, math, science, literature, art, music and social science of The Cold War, along with creating essays and speeches on the subject and participating in the Super Quiz - an all-team event on all of the above.


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Resources

* Download .XLS files for full functionality.

Rules & Regulations

Scholarships

Each year, the Alaska Academic Decathlon program awards $24,000 in scholarship to the highest scoring students in each category (Honors, Scholastic and Varsity). 

In recent years, students awarded scholarships through the Academic Decathlon program have attended the following universities:

  • University of Alaska Anchorage
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Baylor University
  • Brigham Young University
  • Calvin University
  • College of Saint Benedict
  • College of St. Olaf
  • Columbia University
  • Lane Community College
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Saint John’s University
  • Stanford University
  • Washington State University at Pullman
  • Whitworth University
  • Young Americans College of the Performing Arts