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Department of Education
We would like to stay connected with you. Here in Orange County, and across the county, the success of the Academic Decathlon is dependent upon community volunteers. And who better to serve as a competition judge or test proctor than someone who has participated in the program and understands what decathlon is all about! We hope you will register as an OCAD alumni so we can send you OCAD news, including opportunities to be a judge or test proctor.
Academic Decathlon teaches you how to strike a balance between being an academically inclined individual and an actively involved human being. It is so much more than just an academic competition - it fosters community, citizenship, and social awareness. By having you focus not just on one narrow area of study, but rather across ten vastly different disciplines, academic decathlon helps students prepare for whatever life throws at them. - Elizabeth - Valencia HS Class of 2012 - Attending Stanford University
Academic Decathlon gives high school students the opportunity to take on a workload comparable to that which might be found in a college setting. Former decathletes who have immersed themselves in the program will find that they have the discipline and breadth of knowledge to become active learners in any place of higher education. Academic Decathlon has given me confidence in tackling challenges, camaraderie in academic pursuit, leadership beyond the classroom, and most importantly, memories to endure a lifetime. - Johnny - Westminster HS Class of 2011 - Attending UCLA