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Academic Decathlon

Individual Competitions:  

Imovie Contest*

Making the Past Present - A video Story Telling Project - Must be completed before Decathlon and submitted by March 31st to be scored for the decathlon.  Showcase life on the Kuskokwim! Pick one of the following: Tell a unique story, share a tradition, or take your audience on a live experience. Feature individuals, places, and things unique to your community. These featured people, places, and items are your sourcesProjects can be submitted as individual or in groups of 2 or 3. Groupings must be of similar grade bands [Grades 6-8 or 9-12]. 2 minute minimum & 3 minute maximum. Must use an original piece of music created using GarageBand or the music and sound effects from iMovie

Essay*

Essay Prompt is given in advance. Essay Must be written during the decathlon, however students can prepare one 3 x 5 card (you can write on front and back) and bring in to the essay contest).  Each essay will be scored twice.  A third judge may get involved where there is a discrepancy or a tie.

Speech

Speech must be prepared in advance - 2 1/2 to 3 minutes.-- 3 x 5 note cards are optional but recommended.  There will be 2-3 judges for each grade.  Each Student will participate in a first round.  The top 10 students in each class will participate in a second round.  The best of the two rounds will count for score.

Math

Math Test will be multiple choice. Grades 6-8 Test will cover Middle School Math and Pre Algebra and Algebra I. Grades 9-12 will cover Pre Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, Trigonometry and Geometry. Here are some sample questions.

Science / Health

Science Test will be multiple choice. Tests will consist of Earth, Physical, Life Science  & Health.  There will also be some local Alaskan Science related questions as well.  Grades 6-8 and 9-12 will have separate tests. Here are some sample questions.

Social Studies

Social Studies Test will be multiple choice. (Tests will consist of American History, World History, Government, Alaska Studies). Grades 6-8 and 9-12 will have separate tests. Here are some sample questions...

Geography

Grades 6, 7 & 8 (practice with any of the US geography games on this website below.The Decathlon Test will be based on one of them.)

Grades 9, 10-, 11, & 12 (practice with any of the World geography games on this website below.The Decathlon Test will be based on one of them.)

Keyboarding

Keyboarding will be 1 minute tests. Each student will be scored on words per minute and percent accuracy. Here is a website for practice...  you may wish to create an account so you can monitor your improvement.