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 2018-19 theme is the 1960s. Students learn material in seven objective (Art, Economics, Literature, Math, Music, Science, and Social Studies) and three subjective categories (Essay, Interview, and Speech.)
In 2016-17, the Ridge Point HS AcDec team advanced for the second straight year to the Texas State AcDec Championships, its first as a 6A squad. Meredith Streeter finished third in Texas in Honors Essay and Charles Walker finished third in Texas in Honors Interview to both earn Legacy Wall placement! The team also competes in the World Scholar's Cup in the spring and has produced the Houston regional team champion in four of the last five years (2014, 2015, 2017, 2018) 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.
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 (3.75-4.00 GPA), Scholastic (3.00-3.74 GPA) or Varsity levels (2.99-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 (GPA boost) elective course that can be taken for credit beginning with your sophomore year in high school. Please contact Mr. Sanders if you are interested in adding your name to the prospective students list for the class.