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Welcome to the Alaska Academic Decathlon. We would like to help you in preparing for the Alaska Academic Decathlon State Competition.

The objective of this page is to provide the most fundamental “how to” information for a new coach who knows absolutely nothing about the Academic Decathlon, and to provide current and pertinent information for all coaches.

We hope to see many new schools taking part in the Alaska Academic Decathlon. Each coach is strongly encouraged to arrange for wide participation by involving as many students and faculty as possible. Expand the Academic Decathlon philosophy of encouraging, recognizing, and rewarding academic achievement. Foster the important TEAM concept in your school.


Coaches’ Resources:

We would like to express our appreciation to USAD, Texas Academic Decathlon and Arizona Academic Decathlon for their assistance, and for allowing us to reproduce materials provided by those respective organizations

The AAD Coaches Handbook has been developed to assist team coaches, both first timers and those with one or more seasons behind them, with the process of selecting and developing an Academic Decathlon team.

Coaches can register their teams by downloading and completing the 2020 Intent To Participate form and emailing to cclifton@gci.com, or by filling out the information on the right-hand side of this page and hitting submit.

Important 2020 Dates:

Intent to Participate due:  November 15th

Competition Fee Due (early bird pricing):  November 15th

Transcripts, Registrations Due:  February 12th

Essay Competition:  February 19th

Onsite Registration at Hilton:  February 26th

Day 1 (Testing and Speech):  February 27th

Day 2 (Testing, Interview, SQ):  February 28th 

Awards Banquet:  February 29th

Hotel Information:

The Hilton Anchorage is the event headquarters for the 2020 State AAD Competition. If your team requires hotel sleeping rooms during the competition, please book them only at the Hilton with the code below.

Hilton Info: Click here for the Hilton Reservation Flyer

Group Name:  35th Annual Academic Decathlon

Group Code:  ACADEC

Click here to make your hotel reservation directly online for the 2020 Competition!

Important Information & Registration Forms:

Please note that you can reference below important competition info and download all the necessary registration forms. Some files are the PDF fillable type or an Excel format for easier typing and calculating.

2020 – Competition Overview & Timeline

2020 – Team Intent to Participate

2020 – Schedule Of Events for Competition

2020 – Team Registration (Excel form)

2020 – Student Registration

2020 – Student Code Of Conduct & Dress Code

GPA Calculator 9th Grader (Excel form)

GPA Calculator 10th Grader (Excel form)

GPA Calculator 11th Grader (Excel form)

GPA Calculator 12th Grader (Excel form)

2020 – Accepted Courses

Eligibility Guidelines

Resume Guidelines

Calculator Policy


We are excited to announce that the overall curricular theme for 2019–2020 will be In Sickness and in Health: An Exploration of Illness and Wellness.  Download a copy of the 2019-2020 Overview Guide

Register Your Team

Team Fee:  This fee includes team registration for state competition and awards banquet tickets for up to (9) participating students, (3) alternates & (2) coaches for the registered team.

Award Banquet Tickets:  $35 Per Person – Available to purchase for 2nd team members, guests, etc. at registration on February 26, 2020. The banquet will be held on Saturday evening, February 29, 2020.

Payment Info: Please make check payable to Alaska Academic Decathlon and send payment to PO Box 241153, Anchorage, AK 99524-1153. If paying by credit card, please call Tanya Masley at 907-884-8804 to make arrangements.

2nd Teams: If you plan to bring a 2nd school team to compete, please complete all registration paperwork as usual. The 2nd team registration fee will be waived; however, you will need to purchase an Awards Banquet ticket ($35) for each of those participating (2nd team) members attending the Saturday banquet. These tickets can be paid for at registration on February 26, 2020.


The Alaska Academic Decathlon recognizes new rookie teams that have not participated during the past three years. If your team qualifies, the entry fee will be refunded at the state competition.

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