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Curricular theme for 2017-2018 season:


Novel: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe


Flashing Red Bullet

2017-2018 Competition Dates

Local Competition –  Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Regional Competition –  Friday, January 12, 2018

State Competition –  March 8 & 9, 2018

Super Quiz Relay – March 9, 2018

Relay is the 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 19-21, 2018 — Frisco, Texas



Wisconsin Academic Decathlon is an outstanding non-profit extra-curricular program entering its 34th 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.



The Decathlon season consists of three levels of competition —

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

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

Regional Competition:  50 teams advance from Local Competition and will take seven written tests and in addition write an essay, and give two speeches–one prepared and one impromptu, and be interviewed.

State Competition:
20 teams advance from Regional Competition and will take the seven written tests (same as Local and Regional Competitions).  

In addition to writing a new essay, and again giving a prepared and an impromptu speech and being interviewed, each student will also participate in the Super Quiz Relay.

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




Wisconsin Academic Decathlon

               Janelle Bailey, State Director

                     595 Baeten Rd.

                     Green Bay, WI 54304

                     Ph: (920)617-5617

                   Fax: (920)492-5965

                     Email:  jbailey@cesa7.org



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is an equal opportunity organization.


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