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Application deadline for the 2021-2022 team has been extended to April 15!

Congratulations to the Academic Decathlon team!
So Cal Private Schools Regional Champions

75 Individual Medals

Top Individual Overall Score:
Gold - Teresa Pham

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What is Academic Decathlon?

Academic Decathlon is a nationwide program that gives students an opportunity to compete in 10 different academic areas:  Mathematics, Science, Language and Literature, Economics, Social Science, Music, Art, Essay, Speech, and Interview.  The culmination of the competition is the public Super Quiz event.

Teams are made up of students from the following GPA categories, based on the United States Academic Decathlon GPA guidelines:

                    Varsity        0.00-3.19

                    Scholastic   3.20-3.79

                    Honor         3.80-4.00

Mater Dei competes against 30-45 other teams in the SoCal Region Private Schools Academic Decathlon.

Winners from the competition receive both individual and team medals, and many students have received scholarships to college based on their performance. Students involved in the Academic Decathlon program are enrolled in an Academic Decathlon course.

 

Team History

Congratulations 2019-2020 Academic Decathlon Team!

2nd Place - Southern California Private Schools Region

1st Place in Super Quiz

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66 Individual Medals

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Top Individual Overall Scores:
Will O'Sullivan - Gold
Teresa Pham - Silver

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Congratulations 2018-2019 Academic Decathlon Team!
2nd Place - Southern California Private Schools Region
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47 Individual Medals
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Top Individual Overall Scores:
Tyler Bates - Gold
Will O'Sullivan - Silver
Kaitlin Nguyen - Bronze

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Congratulations 2017-2018 Academic Decathlon Team!
Southern California Private Schools Regional Champions
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1st Place in Super Quiz

California State Championship
March 22-25, 2018

 Bronze Medal in Speech:  William O'Sullivan
Gold Medal in Art: Kaitlin Nguyen
Team High Score: William O'Sullivan
Highest Combined Team Score in MD History
 
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Congratulations 2016-2017 Academic Decathlon Team!
Southern California Private Schools Regional Champions
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1st Place in Super Quiz

California State Championship
March 23-26, 2017
Division III 2nd Place

Team High Score: Annie Daley
11 Individual Medals
 
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Congratulations 2015-2016 Academic Decathlon Team!
Southern California Private Schools Regional Champions
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1st Place in Super Quiz

 California State Championship
March 17-20, 2016

 Highest Scholastic Score Gold Medalist: Emme Bartlett
7 Individual Medals
 
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Congratulations 2014-2015 Academic Decathlon Team!
Southern California Private Schools Regional Champion
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1st Place in Super Quiz

 California State Championship
March 18-22, 2015

 Division II Silver in Super Quiz
Division II 4th Place
Highest Scholastic Score Bronze Medalist: Jonathan Saba
9 Individual Medals


Applications Now Available for the 2021-2022 Team

Students may pick up information and applications in room 602.

Applications, Flyers, and Information Pamphlets are also attached below.

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Current MD Students
(current freshmen, sophomores, juniors)

Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 31-- extended to April 15

Please e-mail completed applications to algeorge@materdei.org or bring to room 602.

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Incoming Freshmen

Application Deadline: May 15

E-mail your application to Ms. George at algeorge@materdei.org .

Applications are attached below.


Questions?

Contact Ms. Anna-Lisa George '89 at algeorge@materdei.org