Academic Decathlon

Washington High School Academic Decathletes Shine at Regional Competition
Academic Decathlon (ACADECA) is an annual event in which teams representing schools from all over the nation compete in regional, state and national competitions by studying and proving their knowledge of several content subjects based on a chosen topic.  Every year, the United States Academic Decathlon Association (USAD) chooses a new topic that is relevant to our ever-advancing world.  The USAD, a non-profit organization founded by Dr. Robert Dea Peterson, aims to “promote learning and academic excellence among students of varying achievement levels” ( Because the competition is designed to develop excellence in all students, Washington High School’s Academic Decathlon team is open to students in all grade levels with varied grade point averages.  Being a member of ACADECA shows a true commitment to learning and knowledge which reflects well on college and scholarship applications.  If you are interested in joining the Academic Decathlon team at Washington High School, please see Mrs. Babb in the Media Center or Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson in room 109.


Washington High School’s 2014-2015 Academic Decathlon team.  On February 6th and 7th, the team competed at the Region II Competition at Thunderbird High School.  The team began preparing for the event in August 2014 by studying the topic New Alternatives in Energy: Ingenuity and Innovation in the areas of math, science, social science, literature, art and music.  This year’s competition was the first for all members of the team.  Congratulations to Joshua Lonsako, who was our highest scoring member.