AADA Competitions

Arizona Academic Decathlon Competitions

Almost 70 teams compete in AADA competitions every year. Participants come from urban, suburban, and rural schools and include public, private, and charter institutions. We’re proud to say that the winning Arizona team consistently places in the top 5 at the United States Academic Decathlon competition nearly every year.

There are four competition levels:

Numerous scrimmages & invitational events are held throughout Arizona each year. These events, hosted by school districts and individual schools, provide decathletes with opportunities to hone their skills in competition settings.

Arizona has four regional competitions held in February. At least 60 teams compete at the regional level. All Regional competitions will have Essay, Speech, and Interview sessions on Friday afternoon and evening; seven test sessions and the Super Quiz Relay will be on Saturday.

The results of Regional Competitions give us the 40 teams that advance to the State Competition in March. Students complete the essay online prior to the competition, while the Speech and Interview portion of the competition are held Friday afternoon and evening; seven test sessions and the Super Quiz Relay will be on Saturday.

The highest-scoring team at the Arizona State Competition travels to the United States Academic Decathlon National Competition, held in April. The location of the National Final varies year to year. We also send teams to compete in the Online Competition.

Competition Results

2024 National Competition Results

The USAD National competition took place in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania on April 25-27. Our state champion, Hamilton, placed 5th in their division (I) and 8th overall in the nation with a score of 41,539. Team members: Chloe Zhan, Andy Ma, Claire Zhan, Arun Chebrolu, Audrey Zhang, Srijay Kalavena, Bruce Shen, and Thi Nguyen; Coaches: Yi Lily [...]

2024 Arizona State Competition Results

The 40th annual state competition was held at Phoenix College on March 8-9, 2024. Forty teams from across Arizona qualified for the competition. Congratulations to all of the decathletes competing! Results Hamilton - 45,455 Mountain View (Mesa) - 44,208 BASIS Chandler - 42,810 Walden Grove - 42,312 Arizona College Prep - 40,751 Canyon del Oro [...]

2024 Arizona Regional Competition Results

We would like to thank the regional coordinators and chairs for all of the time and effort they put into a great set of competitions. Congratulations to all of the decathletes competing! Results Region I - Show Low (Jerry Butler)  1st: Show Low - 29,049 2nd: Snowflake - 28,317 3rd: St. Johns - 27,016 4th: [...]

2023 National Competition Results

The USAD National competition took place in Frisco, Texas on April 27-28. Our state champion, BASIS Scottsdale, placed 2nd in their division (III) and 5th overall in the nation with a score of 42,258. Team members: Tristan Clarke, Janvi Srivastava, Meenal Srivastava, Evangeline Clarke, Anushka Sharma, Sophia Dumitrascu, Hillary Phan, Achyuth Parthasarathy, and Nimish Bhardwaj. [...]

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