Academic Decathlon

Academic Decathlon

The Academic Decathlon (AcaDeca) is a national scholastic competition designed to stimulate intellectual growth, develop critical thinkers and create lifelong learners. Here in Alaska, the Decathlon helps to:

  • Create our state’s future leaders
  • Reward academic achievement
  • Challenge students to do their best as individuals and as a members of a team comprised of students of all GPA levels

AcaDeca is a team competition where students match their intellects with students from other schools. High school students are tested in ten categories on a common theme. The Academic Decathlon encourages academic versatility by requiring students to prepare for all events instead of specializing in one subject. 

AcaDeca holds a State Competition where students can earn medals, trophies and scholarships. The winning teams represent Alaska at the U.S. Academic Decathlon National Competitions. 

High school students with the highest overall scores are eligible to earn more than 15+ scholarships totaling $30,000, including scholarships to state universities.


Upcoming AcaDeca Events

To view upcoming Academic Decathlon events for the 2021-22 school year, click below. 


Interested in participating?

If you’re interested in learning more about how you can become involved in AcaDeca for the 2021-2022 school year, please fill out our student interest form for more information. You can also contact our GCSD Activities Director, Cory Stringer, at 907-656-1205 with any questions.