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 50 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 Super Quiz Relay will be on Saturday.

The results of Regional Competitions give us the 30 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. The highest-scoring medium and small schools will compete in the Online Competition.

Competition Results

2019 State Champions

Hamilton High School took the 2019 State Championship trophy with a total of 47,544.7 points. Along with the first place trophy they won the Gold Super Quiz Trophy with a total of 34 points.  Canyon del Oro High School placed second and Westwood High School placed third.  In addition to Hamilton advancing to nationals in [...]

2019 Region Results

The 2019 Region winners are: in Region I in first place St. Johns High School, in second place Show Low High School and Prescott High School placed third; in Region II Cesar Chavez High School took first place followed by Basis Peoria in second place, and South Mountain High School in third place; in Region […]

2018 Large, Medium and Small School Winners

Arizona was represented by three additional teams this year in the USAD National competition.   The large, medium, and small school teams competed in an online competition. The large school was the second place team from Hamilton High School. The medium school team is the 3A winning school Seton Catholic High School a high score of […]

National Results 2018

  The National competition took place in Frisco, Texas on April 19-21, 2018. Canyon del Oro placed 4th in Division I and 5th overall in the nation with a score of 47,426.7. Team members from CDO are: Piper Gray, Chloe Penna, Kailee Savage, Allienna Nezelek, Carter Hollings, Zachariah Hobby, Javier Lopez, and Michael Cox. Congratulations […]

Competition Events

february 2022

04feb(feb 4)4:00 pm05(feb 5)6:30 pmFeatured2022 AADA Regional CompetitionsRegional CompetitionEvent Type :Regional

march 2022

11mar(mar 11)4:00 pm12(mar 12)6:30 pmFeatured2022 AADA State CompetitionEvent Type :State

april 2022

21apr(apr 21)1:00 pm23(apr 23)5:00 pmFeatured2022 USAD National CompetitionEvent Type :National