Department Name

  • 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 2022-23 theme is The American Revolution and the Foundations of a Nation.  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 five state champoinships in the last seven years and has produced close to 20 state medalists, Katie Massey (four), Meva Bayramli (three), Brittany Duong, Sage Lemaire, Meredith Streeter, Charles Walker, Hailey Currie, Brady Sanders, Connor Schlacks, Adriana Devenish (two), Brandon Massey and Michael Truitt!  In 2022, the school finished 6th in Texas at the State AcDec meet held in Frisco, Texas while earning close to $3,000 in scholarships. 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 eight years (2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2021) 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 $2500 in college scholarships since 2020.  Please contact Mr. Sanders if you are interested in adding your name to the prospective students list for the class.
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    President
     
     
    Craig Sanders
    Sponsor
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