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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.
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 2019 Intent To Participate form and emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 15
Competition fee due: November 15
Transcripts, registrations due: February 12
Essay competition: February 19
Registration February 26
Day 1 (Testing and Speech): February 27
Day 2 (Testing, Interview, SQ): February 28
Awards banquet: February 29
Group Name: 34th Annual Academic Decathlon
Group Code: ACADEC
Other Registration Information and Forms:
The following forms are also available in the Coaches DropBox. Please reference that to access some files in excel format for easier typing and calculating.
This year’s program focus is The 1960’s – A Transformational Decade! Download a copy of the 2018-2019 Overview Guide