STATE CHAMPIONS 2019, 2020

    REGION CHAMPIONS 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 

    4th Place NATIONALLY, Large school Division 1, 2019


    champs 2020

    bus Sat WF




     2020-21 Curriculum

    The U.S. Academic Decathlon® is excited to announce that the overall curricular theme for 2020–2021 will be The Cold War. Following is some general information on the topics in each of the subject areas.

    • SCIENCE: The science topic will be an introduction to astronomy and will include sections on the Space Race between the United States and the Soviet Union.
    • LITERATURE: The literature curriculum will include critical reading, one long work of literature, and selected shorter works. The long work of literature will be Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
    • Art: The art curriculum will include a section on art fundamentals and will largely focus on an exploration of art during the Cold War.
    • Music: The music curriculum will introduce students to various musical works from the Cold War era.
    • SOCIAL Science: The social science curriculum will introduce students to the history of the Cold War.
    • Economics: The economics curriculum will cover fundamental economic concepts, microeconomics, and macroeconomics and will also include a thematic section on the economics of the Cold War.
    • Mathematics: The mathematics curriculum will cover general mathematics, geometry, and an introduction to differential calculus.*
     Please visit the official United States Academic Decathlon website for more details.

    Additional Resources:

    United States Academic Decathlon www.usad.org
    Arizona Academic Decathlon www.azacadec.org
    Hamilton Academic Decathlon Facebook Group 17-18. (This is a closed group, so team members need to send an invite request.) 



    Leaders 2020-21

    Aris Zhu and Abhinav Adari- Co Captains

    Sophie Macko- Treasurer

    Eisha Giran- Secretary

    Daniel Choi- Publicity and Historian



    Head coach: Carla Turner turner.carla@cusd80.com  (480) 883-5167

    Asst. Coach: Elizabeth Trotti trotti.elizabeth@cusd80.com  (480) 883-5224

    Thanks to all of our fabulous team members and parents.  We look forward to a stellar year!  Please contact Ms. Turner if you are interested in competing, or if you are a parent interested in volunteering to judge competitions, host study sessions, or assemble goody bags or provide snacks for the kids on competition days.  Your support is greatly appreciated!
Last Modified on August 3, 2020