Academic Decathlon

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    Academic Decathlon is a premier academic competition for high school students across the U.S. The great state of Texas and FBISD are both participants of this competition. Texas became a USAD member in 1984 and won the national championship the same year in Los Angeles with a team from J.J. Pearce High School, Richardson Independent School District. 
    Our district is a top supporter of Academic Decathlon/Octathlon.  In 2019, FBISD Dulles High School became the National Champions!  Regional and state contests are held for schools categorized as “large,” “medium” and “small.”  Competition is based on a point system, with the highest scoring team representing the state at the national USAD competition. All members of the winning team receive scholarships.
    The Academic Decathlon is designed to include students of three academic levels. Each nine-member team (minimum) consists of three "A" students, three "B" students and three "C" students, perhaps highly capable, but never before motivated, to compete intellectually. The Academic Decathlon is the only competition to award "C" students scholarships! 
    Texas Academic Decathlon schools claims 10 national championship titles, 13 second-place honors and 7 third-place awards and one fifth-place in 35 years of competition at the United States Academic Decathlon meets.  If you have academic talents and abilities in the subject areas of:
    • Math
    • Art
    • Economics
    • Literature
    • Music
    • Social Science (Studies)
    • Science
    • Speech

    Here at Willowridge High School, we have launched and are continuing development of a competitive Academic Decathlon/Octathlon (sub-varsity) program that will set a precedence of scholarly pride & academic competition for our students, the school and community in the midst of a strong presence of athletic competitiveness. 

    GPA 2.0, (Letter of) Recommendation from at least one of your Core Subject Teachers, Genuine passion for the following subject: Math, Social Studies, Science, Literature, Music, Creative Writing/Essay and Speech.  

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