Academic Decathlon (Acadeca) is a year-long, multi-curriculum course offered to students from all grades and academic programs. As part of this class, each student be responsible for becoming an “expert” on certain topics and will be expected to teach their teammates during class time using this expertise. This course is both a team as well as a club. Acadeca meets on Thursdays after school from 2:30 to 4:00 to bond as a team, develop a deeper understanding of the material, and refine public speaking skills.
Up to three, nine-person teams will earn the right to represent Renaissance High School in our Invitational (December) and Regional (January) competitions. One nine-person team will then be assembled to compete at the State competition in March.
This course is designed specifically to prepare students for the Academic Decathlon competitions as well as the ISAT and SAT tests.