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  • Academic DecathlonRPHS academic decathlon

    Purpose: The Ridge Point AcDec team competes in local, regional, state, and potentially national competitions related to an overall theme that changes from year-to-year.  The 2021-22 theme is Water: An Essential Resource.  Students learn material in seven objective (Art, Economics, Literature, Math, Music, Science, and Social Studies) and three subjective categories (Essay, Interview, and Speech.) 
    The team has advanced to four  state champoinships in the last six years and has produced eight state medalists, Meredith Streeter, Charles Walker, Hailey Currie, Brady Sanders, Connor Schlacks, Adriana Devenish (two), Brandon Massey and Michael Truitt!  The team also competes in the World Scholar's Cup in the spring and has produced the Houston regional team champion in six of the last seven years (2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2021- no regional round was able to be held in 2020) and had the trio of Brady Sanders, Colby Sanders, and William Shein finish third in the world in team debate at the Global Championship Meet in Barcelona, Spain in 2018, while the Sanders Twins were the global world champion team at the 2019 Global Championships in The Hague, Netherlands.
    Students of all academic levels are eligible to compete for the Ridge Point squad.  Based on GPA's the previous two years in core subjects and certain electives, students are categorized as either Honors (3.80-4.00 GPA), Scholastic (3.20-3.79 GPA) or Varsity levels (3.19-below GPA) and have their scores compared to students at those levels only in various competitions.   
    Requirements: Students can compete in AcDec or a special competition just for freshmen and sophomores (Academic Octathlon - no speech or interview competitions at this level) regardless of their grade level in high school.  There is an honors-level or AP-level (GPA boost) elective course that can be taken for credit beginning with your sophomore year in high school. Additionally, there is a Ridge Point High School Academic Decathlon Booster Club that awarded $1500 in college scholarships for AcDec team members in the spring of 2020.  Please contact Mr. Sanders if you are interested in adding your name to the prospective students list for the class.
  • In its first year of competing at the 6A level, the 2016-17 Ridge Point AcDec team advanced to the state finals for the second straight year.  Individually, Ridge Point earned its first medals at the State Finals as senior Meredith Streeter scored a 965 in essay to finish third in Texas (Honors Level) and junior Charles Walker scored a 995 in interview to also finish third in Texas (Honors Level).  Both were recognized by the Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees and then were selected for permament inclusion on the Ridge Point HS Legacy Wall!

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  • 2015-16 Results!

    Congratulations to our 2015-16 AcDec squad which qualified for the medium school state meet for the first time in school history after finishing 2nd at the Region V meet in January (out of 12 schools) and ranking 17th in Texas with a team-record 39,114.6 points.  The squad won an impressive 25 individual medals at the Regional Meet, including three gold medals (essay event - Gold James, varsity level, and Allison Sullivan, scholastic level, and art event - Allison Sullivan, scholastic level) and a new school record in the all-around by Meredith Streeter with 7632.7 points.  

    The Ridge Point Octathlon team then finished eighth of 18 schools at the Region 3 Meet in April with medals earned by Alyssa Kojdecki (gold medal, honors essay) and William Shein (silver medal, varsity science and bronze medal, varsity art).

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  • For our latest team scores, please visit this web page.  You can also follow our team on Twitter @RPHSAcDec

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  • Officers

    Craig Sanders
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