Academic Decathlon

Bishop Ward High School is proud to offer the Academic Decathlon for our students. Academic Decathlon is one of the premier high school academic competitions in the United States.

How Does Academic Decathlon Work?

Academic Decathlon is designed to include students from all achievement levels. Teams consist of nine members who are divided into three divisions based on grade point average: Honors (3.75-4.0 GPA), Scholastic (3.00-3.74 GPA) and Varsity (0.00-2.99 GPA).

Each team member competes in 10 events against other students in his or her division.

What Are The Events?

The 10 events require knowledge in art, economics, language, literature, math, music, science and social science. These topics, with the exception of math, are assigned a theme each year. In addition to these events, there are three subjective events that are graded by judges: essay, interview and speech.