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Welcome to Wisconsin Academic Decathlon!


Theme -  New Alternatives in Energy: 
Ingenuity and Innovation 

Long work of literature:  Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard

Curriculum Info 2014-2015

Academic Decathlon Program Materials and Products


2014-2015 Competition Dates

 Local Competition -  Monday, November 10, 2014

Regional Competition -  Friday, January 9, 2015

 State Competition -  March 12 & 13, 2015

Super Quiz Relay – March 13, 2015
Only event open to the public — $4 admission
12:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Sandstone Ballroom / Glacier Canyon Conference Center
Wilderness Resort – Wisconsin Dells 

National Competition -  April 16-18, 2015
Garden Grove, CA



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2013-2014 USAD NATIONAL COMPETITION, Honolulu, Hawai’i

April 24-26, 2014

2014 National News Release

 ~ News Release Online Competition 2014 ~

 Wilmot with USAD Banner (Small)

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Info on USAD’s Electronic Curriculum Downloads
and their Mobile Training Center

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WIAD on Wisconsin Public Radio with Kathleen Dunn

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WIAD is an outstanding non-profit extra-curricular program entering its 32nd season of providing a rigorous curriculum and academic challenges to the public and private high school students of our state.

WIAD provides opportunities for students to experience the challenges of rigorous team and individual competition. It is designed to:

  • develop a greater respect for knowledge
  • promote inter-school academic competition
  • emphasize the need for increased communication skills
  • stimulate intellectual growth and achievement and development of team efforts

WIAD challenges students to push themselves beyond what they thought academically possible, motivating and recapturing their interest in academics.  The program rewards the heroes of the academic arena.  It encourages “C” students to excel beyond their current achievement
level  and teaches other students they have strengths they can contribute to the team.

This team concept creates a positive school image and academic role models, changes students’ attitudes and encourages public interest and awareness of outstanding programs in Wisconsin schools.  The best athlete may not end up in professional sports, but Academic Decathlon students continue to use their communication skills.



New Alternatives to Energy:  Ingenuity and Innovation is the curricular theme for the 2014-2015 season.  


The season consists of three levels of competition –

Local Competition – All nine team members take seven written tests in

  •  Art
  •  Economics
  •  Literature
  •  Mathematics
  •  Music
  •  Science / Social Science combined

Regional Competition:  60 teams advance from Local Competition andwill take seven written tests in addition to essay writing and giving a prepared speech, impromptu speech and an interview in front of two judges.

State Competition:
20 teams advance from Regional Competition and will take the seven written tests (same as Local and Regional Competitions).   In addition to essay writing, Decathletes will give a prepared and impromptu speech and an interview in front of two judges, as well as participate in the Super Quiz Relay.

Super Quiz Relay is the only event open to the public.


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Wisconsin Academic Decathlon Staff

Molly Ritchie

State Director

524 Daisy Court

Verona WI   53593

Ph: (608) 845-3544

Fax: (608) 845-3850


Margie Marcks

Competition Manager

595 Baeten Road

Green Bay WI   54304

Ph: (920) 617-5617

Fax: (920) 492-5965



The Wisconsin Academic Decathlon Program

is an equal opportunity organization.

National Organization, United States Academic Decathlon


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