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
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 • 3:30 p.m.
Zoom Meeting

Academic Decathlon Online Essay
Monday, December 13, 2021
Virtual Competition • Link will be provided prior to event

Academic Decathlon Speech and Interview Day
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Virtual Competition • Link will be provided prior to event

Academic Decathlon Online Objective Testing
TBA
Virtual Competition • Link will be provided prior to event

Academic Decathlon Super Quiz & Awards Ceremony
Saturday, February 5, 2022
Stockdale High School, Bakersfield

Youth @ Academic Decathlon

Christine Goedhart-Humphrey
Instructional Services Program Coordinator
(661) 636-4330
chhumphrey@kern.org