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 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. The highest-scoring medium and small schools will compete in the Online Competition.

Competition Results

2022 National Competition Results

The Virtual National competition took place April 20-22. Hamilton placed 4th in Division I and 6th overall in the nation with a score of 41,438. Team members are: Chloe Zhan, Andy Ma, Kenneth Wang, Navaneeth Unnikrishnan, Sanvi Lamba, Shriya Bathula, Arun Chebrolu, Angela Sun, and Taryn Preis. The coaches are Carla Turner and Beth Trotti. [...]

2022 Arizona State Competition Results

The 38th annual state competition was held virtually on March 11-12, 2022. Thirty teams across Arizona qualified for the competition. Congratulations to all of the decathletes competing! Results 1) Hamilton - 42,908 2) Red Mountain - 40,770 3) Canyon del Oro - 40,221 4) BASIS Scottsdale - 38,425 5) BASIS Peoria - 38,289 6) Basha - [...]

2022 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 - St. Johns (SueAn Collins)  1st: Snowflake - 28,650 2nd: St. Johns - 28,057 3rd: Show Low - 27,51 4th: [...]

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 [...]

Competition Events

march 2023

10mar(mar 10)4:00 pm11(mar 11)6:30 pmFeatured2023 AADA State CompetitionEvent Type :State

april 2023

27apr(apr 27)1:00 pm29(apr 29)5:00 pmFeatured2023 USAD National CompetitionEvent Type :National