Student Events

Academic Decathlon

Kern County’s brightest minds annually clash at the annual Academic Decathlon, long referred to as the ‘Super Bowl’ of local scholastic competitions. High school teams face off in twn categories of the competition over two days — Speech, interviews, essays, mathematics, economics, science, music, art, social science and literature.

An “Oral Super Quiz” also takes place as part of the event. It’s a pressure-packed 90-minutes of excitement, run like a TV quiz show. Team members have ten seconds to collaborate and answer each question. Running totals are displayed on large, visible flip cards, bringing about enthusiastic reactions from the audience.

Academic Decathlon Coaches Meeting
Thursday, September 8, 2022 • 3:30 p.m.
Zoom Meeting

Academic Decathlon Online Essay
Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Virtual Competition

Academic Decathlon Interview Day
Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Virtual Competition

Academic Decathlon Online Objective Testing
February 1 & 2, 2023
Virtual Competition

Academic Decathlon Speech, Super Quiz & Awards Ceremony
Saturday, February 4, 2023
Stockdale High School, Bakersfield

Youth @ Academic Decathlon

Christine Goedhart-Humphrey
Instructional Services Program Coordinator
(661) 636-4330