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2016 Academic Decathlon State Finals

18 teams participated in the 2016 Indiana Academic Decathlon State Finals at Purdue University on February 12 & 13.  Congratulations to Large School winner, Lowell High School, and Small School winner, Reitz Memorial High School, Evansville.  Reitz Memorial High School represented Indiana at the USAD National Competition in April.

2017 Confirmation List
A confirmation list representing teams who have submitted Membership-Participation Forms to enter them in the 2017 Indiana Academic Decathlon will be posted later this fall.  Payment does not need to be received in order to enter the competition, but teams must submit the form by the October 28 deadline.  The confirmation list is typically updated once weekly, and  includes the date when it was last updated.
Indiana Academic Decathlon Confirmation List

Indiana Academic Decathlon Important Dates
Entry Deadline: October 28, 2016
Area Competition: January 21, 2017
State Finals: February 10-11, 2017
USAD National Contests: (Madison, Wisconsin) April 20-22, 2017
USAD Small School & Medium School Online Nationals: April, 2017 (specific dates TBA)
Click here for a detailed list of Academic Decathlon dates, deadlines and more.

GPA Calculations

Coaches should visit the USAD website for documents and instructions related to determining team member GPA & eligibility. Coaches should download and complete a current GPA Calculation Worksheet (Excel format, fourth document from the top on the right side of the page) and email a copy to the IASP office.
Click here to see the GPA Calculation Information.

Academic Decathlon Information
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2016-17 Indiana Academic Decathlon Coaches Handbook
The Indiana Academic Decathlon Coaches Handbook includes the Team Roster form, which is due to the IASP office by December 23, 2016.  The form can be faxed to 317-454-0749. Click here for the Academic Decathlon Coach Handbook  [Requires Adobe Reader]

Current Information from USAD

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Description of the United States Academic Decathlon Competition

Content
The competition is made up of ten events with objective tests in seven areas (art, economics, language and literature, mathematics, music, science and social science) as well as speech, interview and essay.

Teams
Teams will consist of up to nine members with three being designated as Honors (3.75-400) students, three Scholastic (3.00-3.74) students, and three Varsity (0-2.99) students. Each student participates in all 10 events.

Eligibility
All full-time students in grades 9-12 are eligible to compete. Within these constraints, schools may select their teams in any manner, with any additional criteria they choose.