• Academic Decathlon

    Mission Statement:

    Our mission is to promote, motivate and acknowledge excellence in academic efforts and educational achievement through a program of academic competitions for Basha students of all scholastic achievement levels.
    Arizona Academic Decathlon Association (AADA) is a 501(c)(3) organization that has provided high-level scholastic competition for Arizona high school students since 1985. As the name indicates, students compete in ten areas: art, economics, essay, interview, language and literature, mathematics, music, science, social science, and speech. Each team of nine students has to include 3 "A", 3 "B" and 3 "C" students; each level competes only against other students within that category with medals for each category and scholarships being awarded to gold medalists. Since its establishment in 2002, Basha High School has competed in the Academic Decathlon.
    Our goals are to encourage students to excel in academic pursuits by promoting enthusiasm for learning, developing a spirit of competition, working as a member of a team, participating in peer tutoring, undertaking interdisciplinary study, emphasizing preparation and research, acquiring an understanding of the fine arts and increasing communication skills. Basha AcDec also strives to improve the total educational program at BHS by promoting the importance of excellence in broad academic performance, motivating students to reach their fullest potential and establishing a positive image of students in our community. 
    You can help the Basha Academic Decathlon Program grow to better serve our talented scholars, now and in the future, by making a tax-credit donation. Please use the navigation link to the left.