The Orange County Academic Decathlon (OCAD) invites public and private high school students to compete as team members in a series of academic tests and demonstrations.
Academic Decathlon is, like its ancient Greek counterpart, a 10-event contest. Unlike the Greek decathlon, however, OCAD is an academic, rather than an athletic, competition and a team competition as well as one for individuals. Participants demonstrate their academic strength by completing seven written tests, writing an essay, delivering a prepared and an impromptu speech, and participating in an interview. The exciting Super Quiz oral relay is a team event held before a live audience.
Each team consists of three “A” (honor), three “B” (scholastic), and three “C or below” (varsity) students. Awards are presented to the top teams as well as the top individual students in each event. The highest scoring team represents Orange County at the California Academic Decathlon competition.
Academic Decathlon is the ultimate college preparation experience.
The Academic Decathlon is sponsored by the Orange County Academic Decathlon Association, a 501c3 non-profit organization, and is coordinated by the Orange County Department of Education.
For more information, contact Kristin Rigby at 714-966-4435 or email@example.com.