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Academic Decathlon is both a class and an academic competition.

Students register for Independent Speech/Communications Applications and receive speech credit.  Advanced AcDec classes include AP Art History, Humanities I and II.  All AcDec classes receive the same GPA credit as a Pre-AP class except for Speech and AP Art History (this class receives an AP level GPA credit).  Scholars from the class will audition for the team of 9 who will compete for scholarships.

The ten topics include: art, music, literature, math, economics, science, social science, essay, speech, and interview.