​Academic Decathlon


​Each year, the Placer County Office of Education supports teams that compete in the Decathlon which is one of the premier scholastic competitions for high school students across the country. Students are tested in ten categories: art, economics, essay, interview, language and literature, mathematics, music, science, social science, and speech. The competition culminates in the team event, the Super Quiz.

Academic Decathlon teams spend months preparing for this demanding competition. In addition to mastering the extensive academic content, students learn about teamwork, goal setting, planning and leadership. Winning teams advance through the local, regional, and state levels of competition. The state champions compete at the national finals.

This year, three Placer County teams will compete with Sacramento County, but will be judged separately. These three teams are: Rocklin High School, Roseville High School, and Western Sierra Collegiate Academy. 

For more information, contact Kindra Britt at kbritt@placercoe.k12.ca.us

                                           ​​Academic Decathlon Champions from Roseville High School
                                                                           Coached by Bobby Ritter