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What is Academic Decathlon?

Massachusetts Academic Decathlon is an academic competition in which teams of 9 high school students battle in 10 different events:

  • 7 objective tests based on a college-level, academically rigorous curriculum linked by a common theme
  • 3 subjective events that challenge us to develop, connect, and communicate ideas and personal experiences under pressure
  • one high-pressure, high-stakes Super Quiz relay open to the public
Along this epic adventure, beginning when the new theme is released in May and continuing until the United States Academic Decathlon National Finals the following April, students from all academic backgrounds have the opportunity to be a part of something greater than themselves, to discover and embrace the thrill of learning and academic exploration that soon turns into a lifelong pursuit of knowledge, and to gain the skills and build the relationships that no classroom experience could ever hope to match.


It's about daring to push your limits, to master college-level material and to practice skills, like public speaking, that might be wholly new to you. It's about the people you'll meet along the way -- the coaches who will mentor you, the competitors who will challenge you, and the teammates who will become your lifelong friends.

Dr. Les Martisko

Latest News

2019 Regionals Results

On Saturday, February 2, 2019, Massachusetts Academic Decathlon held its first separate Regionals competitions at three locations across the state!

Pittsfield HS, Acton-Boxborough Regional HS and Wellesley HS were crowned victors in their respective regions.

Region I:
Hosted at Pittsfield HS, the Pittsfield team took home their first-ever Regional Championship.

Region II:
Acton-Boxborough Regional HS both hosted and took home the gold for the entire state with their score of 42,953.2.

Region III:
Held at Milford HS, the competition crowned Wellesley HS as the victors -- and second in the state -- with a score of 32,946.5.

Teams Advancing to States:
1. Acton-Boxborough RHS - 42,953.2
2. Wellesley HS - 32,946.5
3. Ashland HS - 32,764.0
4. Quincy HS - 31,820.5
5. Franklin HS - 29,679.5
6. Sharon HS - 28,351.1
7. Natick HS - 27,944.8
8. North Quincy HS - 26,362.6
9. Pittsfield HS - 25,853.6
10. Milford HS - 25,478.3
11. SABIS International School - 23,480.3
12. Austin Preparatory School - 22,267.1
13. Silver Lake HS - 21,536.7
14. Lexington HS - 20,548.3
15. Shepherd Hill HS - 19,986.0
16. Wilmington HS - 19,677.7

Full results can be found here!

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Contact Us

We'd love to hear from you! Connect with us through social media, or send us your questions, comments, and ideas at info@massdecathlon.org

Competition Schedule

Date Competition Location
November 17, 2018 Round 1 Tewksbury Memorial High School
February 2, 2019 Regionals Acton-Boxborough, Milford, and Pittsfield High Schools
March 16, 2019 State Finals (Rescheduled) TBD
April 25-27, 2019 USAD Nationals Bloomington, Minnesota

Curriculum

2018-19 Theme: The 1960s

Africa

Click HERE to preorder next year's curriculum!

From the State Director's Desk

Two Thumbs Up - Eric Zhou, Aisha Chandraker, Jimmy Thai
Two thumbs up for our volunteers!
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A quick smile for the camera before the Art test begins.
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