Academic Decathlon

team photo

Elsinore High School named overall champions at the 34th Annual Riverside County Academic Decathlon Awards Program at Heritage High School on Saturday, February 4, 2017.

(Super Quiz Photo Gallery | Press Release)

Grades 9-12

The Academic Decathlon is an academic competition for students in grades 9 through 12.  Students compete as team members in a series of academic tests and demonstrations.  Each team consists of three “A” (Honor), three “B” (Scholastic), and three “C” or below (Varsity) students.  Awards are presented to the top teams as well as the top individual students in each event.

Academic Decathlon is, like its ancient Greek counterpart, a 10-event contest. Participants demonstrate their academic strength by completing seven written tests, writing an essay, delivering a prepared and an impromptu speech, and participating in an interview. The exciting Super Quiz is a team event held before a live audience.

Within Riverside County, the champion of the county event advances to the California Academic Decathlon.  The California Academic Decathlon winner advances to the United States Academic Decathlon competition in April each year.

Important Dates*

September 19, 2017
Academic Decathlon Team Coach Orientation
RCOE Conference Center, 3958 Twelfth Street, Riverside | 4:00 p.m.
December 1, 2017
Team Registration Materials Deadline
Includes: transcripts, team registration and volunteer information.
January 27, 2018
Academic Decathlon Competition – Essay Writing, Speeches, Interviews
Corona High School, 1150 W. Tenth Street, Corona
February 3, 2018
Academic Decathlon Competition – Written Tests
Super Quiz | 1:30 p.m.
Awards Ceremony | 4:00 p.m.
Corona High School, 1150 W. Tenth Street, Corona
March 22-25, 2018
California Academic Decathlon State Competition
April 19-21, 2018
United States Academic Decathlon Competition
Frisco, Texas

California Academic Decathlon
United States Academic Decathlon

*Dates subject to change.

Academic Decathlon Volunteers

If you are interested in volunteering for Academic Decathlon, please contact Tracey Case, (951) 826-6570 or

Forms and Documents


Team Registration Form

Required Volunteer Form

Student Participation Form