2018 Alaska State Champions and Division III National Champions!
Academic Decathlon (referred to as "AcDc" at Kayhi) is a multidisciplinary scholastic competition between teams of high school students competing in ten events:
Art — Economics — Essay — Interview — Literature
Mathematics — Music — Science — Social Science — Speech
There is also a SuperQuiz team event that combines questions from the seven objective events. Groups of three decathletes answer the questions together quickly in a quiz-show format.
Each decathlete participates in every event and has the opportunity to win individual medals for first, second, or third place in their grade category. A full team has nine decathletes, three from each of the U.S. Academic Decathlon's grade categories—Honors (3.8-4.0 GPA), Scholastic (3.2-3.79) and Varsity (0.0-3.19). This ensures every school has a diverse team with varying levels of academic success.
The theme for the 2020-2021 season is "The Cold War." The curriculum includes astronomy and the history of the Cold War, as well as global art, literature, and music related to the Cold War period. The decathletes also need to read Kurt Vonnegut's novel Cat's Cradle.
Every year, our team competes in Southeast regional meets in December and January, and then competes at the state tournament in Anchorage in February.
In 2018, Kayhi won the Alaska State championship for the first time. Our team then went on to win the Division III (small schools) USAD national championship and won 25 national medals.
Please email coach Peter Stanton at the address below for more information. Students interested in joining the team should get in touch as soon as possible!