Thank you to all of our coaches, students, and volunteers for an awesome 2016-17 season!
Congratulations to our 2017 State Champions, Acton-Boxborough RHS, for taking sixth in the nation in April!
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
3 subjective events that challenge us to develop, connect, and communicate ideas and personal experiences
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
2017 State Results
On Saturday, March 4, 2017, over 130 students from the top 16 high schools across the state competed in the 34th Massachusetts Academic Decathlon state finals at MIT.
Wellesley, Franklin, and North Quincy were the top-three scoring large schools, while Austin Prep, Avon, and Ashland rounded out the top 3 for the Small School Division. Acton-Boxborough Regional won the Henry J. Lukas Award for the overall highest-scoring school with a score of 44,879.3 and will be representing Massachusetts at the national competition in April.
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|November 18, 2017
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|March 3, 2018
|April 19-21, 2018
2017-18 Theme: Africa
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From the State Director's Desk
Two thumbs up for our volunteers!
A quick smile for the camera before the Art test begins.
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