Academic decathlon is the only annual high school academic competition organized by the non-profit United States Academic Decathlon Association. The competition consists seven multiple tests, two performance events, and an essay. Academic decathlon was created by Robert Peterson in 1968 for social school in orange county , and expended nationwide in 1981 . Academic Decathlon is designed to include students from all achievement level. Team generally consists of nine members , who are divided into three divisions based on grade point average.
Academic decathlon is the only annual high school academic competition organized by the non- profit United States Academic Decathlon Association . The composition consists of seven multiple choice test,two performance events, and a essay.
More than 30 students from Twin Rivers high schools recently participated in Sacramento County’s 36th Academic Decathlon. The scholastic competition is open to high school students from all districts in the county.
The teams, consisting of juniors and seniors, spend months preparing for the event. In addition to mastering the content, students learn about teamwork, goal setting, planning and leadership