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Comprehensive Confirmation List for 2017-18
A list of schools who have entered any IASP sponsored academic competition is now available.  Elementary schools who have entered more than one team will only appear once on this list.  A specific Academic Decathlon Confirmation List will be available in late August.  Click here for the Comprehensive Confirmation List.

Congratulations Indiana Academic Decathlon Teams!
Indiana Academic Decathlon teams competed in the 32nd Indiana State Finals at Purdue University on February 10 & 11, 2017.  Congratulations to all Participants, and special recognition to Small School Divison State Champion Reitz Memorial HS, and Large School Division State Champion, Martinsville HS. Click Here For Full State Finals Results

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)


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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20117-18 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 22, 2017.  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.