The Academic Junior High Decathlon is a competition for students in grades 6-8. There are ten events. Two are collaborative team efforts – a logic quiz with twenty rigorous thinking problems, and a super quiz with fifty multiple choice questions on five broad academic themes. The remaining eight events test individual knowledge of the Roman Catholic doctrine, English, literature, science, mathematics, current events, social studies, and fine arts (art and music). Awards are given for individual and team performance, and the winning school team from each geographic diocese competes in a state championship the first Saturday of May each year.
Holy Name School is excited to have its first team join the Academic Decathlon during this 2022-2023 school year!
The California Catholic Schools’ Academic Junior High Decathlon (or AJHD) strives to bring forth academic talents and celebrate them in the context of spirit-filled competition. The five goals of the Academic Decathlon Program are:
- to promote academic excellence;
- to promote collaborative spirit and cooperative learning skills;
- to promote logical and higher order thinking;
- to recognize the contributions of parents, teachers, school administrators, and business and community members in supporting high standards for all students;
- and to celebrate the diversity, excellence, and tradition of Catholic schools