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Congratulations to the Academic Decathlon team for defending their title, competing against more than 35 other teams and emerging victorious for the fourth year in a row as the Southern California Private Schools Regional Champions. Decathletes brought home 87 individual medals. The two teams took first and second place in the team Super Quiz event, as well as both first and second place overall in the entire competition. Top medal winners include Annie Daley, Rodrigo Gonzalez, Nero Wang, and Isaiah Triplett, who earned 7 medals each, and Tyler Bates and Amanda Klarin, with 8 medals each. To top it off, Annie Daley, Nero Wang, and Tyler Bates won Gold, Silver, and Bronze for the highest individual scores in the entire competition.

California State Championship

March 22-25, 2018

 

What is Academic Decathlon?

Academic Decathlon is a nationwide program that gives students an opportunity to compete in 10 different academic areas:  Mathematics, Science, Language and Literature, Economics, Social Science, Music, Art, Essay, Speech, and Interview.  The culmination of the competition is the public Super Quiz event.

Teams are made up of students from the following GPA categories, based on the United States Academic Decathlon GPA guidelines:

                    Varsity        0.00-2.99

                    Scholastic   3.00-3.74

                    Honor         3.75-4.00

Mater Dei competes against 30-45 other teams in the Southern California Private Schools Academic Decathlon.

Winners from the competition receive both individual and team medals, and many students have received scholarships to college based on their performance. Students involved in the Academic Decathlon program are enrolled in an Academic Decathlon course.

 

Team History

Congratulations 2016-2017 Academic Decathlon Team!

Southern California Private Schools Regional Champions

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1st Place in Super Quiz

 

California State Championship

March 23-26, 2017

 

 Division III 2nd Place

Team High Score: Annie Daley

11 Individual Medals

 


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Congratulations 2015-2016 Academic Decathlon Team!

Southern California Private Schools Regional Champions

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1st Place in Super Quiz


 California State Championship

March 17-20, 2016

 Highest Scholastic Score Gold Medalist: Emme Bartlett

 7 Individual Medals

 

 

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Congratulations 2014-2015 Academic Decathlon Team!

Southern California Private Schools Regional Champions

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1st Place in Super Quiz

 California State Championship

March 18-22, 2015

 Division II Silver in Super Quiz

Division II 4th Place

Highest Scholastic Score Bronze Medalist: Jonathan Saba

9 Individual Medals



Applications Now Available for the 2018-2019 Team

Students may pick up information and applications

in room 604 or room 416.

Applications, Flyers, and Information Pamphlets are also attached below.

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Current MD Students
(current freshmen, sophomores, juniors)

Application Deadline: Monday, March 26

Application Reading Quiz: Tuesday, April 10

at the beginning of both lunches in room 416

and immediately after school in room 416

(Please find readings attached below.)

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Incoming Freshmen

Application Deadline: Tuesday, May 15

Applications available at the Academic Decathlon table at Welcome/Orientation Nights

and also attached below.


Questions?

Contact Ms. Anna-Lisa George '89 at algeorge@materdei.org