The Academic Decathlon® is a ten-event scholastic competition for teams of high school students. Each high school enters a team of nine students: 3 "A" or Honor students, 3 "B" or Scholastic students, and 3 "C" or Varsity students.
The theme for the 2011–2012 Academic Decathlon® season is The Age of Empire. Curricular Theme and Topics
2011–2012 Curricular Theme and Topics
We are excited to announce that the curricular theme for 2011–2012 will beThe Age of Empire. Following is some general information on the topics in each of the subject areas.
SUPER QUIZ: The Super Quiz™ topic will be The Age of Imperialism: The Making of a European Global Order. The Super Quiz Resource Guide will include readings on such topics as mercantile empires, the Atlantic economy, motives for imperialism, the role of technology in the age of imperialism, New Imperialism, tactics of colonial rule, and decolonization and postcolonial immigration.
LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE: The language and literature curriculum will include critical reading, one novella, three poems, and two short stories. The featured novella will be Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad.
ART: The art curriculum will cover art fundamentals and will focus on art and imperial power.
MUSIC: The music curriculum will cover basic elements of music theory and will focus on music of the Romantic era.
SCIENCE: The science curriculum will present an introduction to physical science and will include discussions of significant scientific advances made during the nineteenth century.
ECONOMICS: The economics curriculum will cover fundamental economic concepts, microeconomics, and macroeconomics. The economics curriculum will also include a thematic section focused on the economics of imperialism.
MATHEMATICS:The mathematics curriculum will cover topics in general mathematics and geometry and will include a brief introduction to differential calculus.
Held in November 2011 at Penns Valley
Held in January 2012 Philipsburg Osceola
Regional Meet held at Glendale High School on February 3, 2012
Mae Jean Johnson
Coaches Nathan Pino and Nancy Gobert