• Basha Academic Decathlon Class and Team
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    Welcome to the Home Page for Basha High School's Academic Decathlon Class and Team. In the 2018-2019 school year we are excited to offer Academic Decathlon as an Honors English Elective Credit. The class meets during 0 Hour (6:25 to 7:20 AM), Monday through Friday, in Room #F220. 

    All study materials for the class and team, with the exception of the Language and Literature selected work, will be accessible online beginning on July 25tht. Students will be provided with an individualized log-in which they will use to access materials on the following site: https://usad.enlyght.com/tc/

    The selected work of literature for the 2017-2018 curriculum year will be Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard. Students are expected to obtain a copy of this work of literature for use at home and in the classroom.  If obtaining the work of literaturel is a challenge, please advise Mr. Johnson. 

    As a team, our goal this year is to exceed all prior achievements by Academic Decathlon teams from Basha High School, performing at a high-level in the Regional Competition at Hamilton High School in February 2019, earning the right to compete in the Arizona State Competition in March 2019 and, with a lot of hard work, potentially being the school to represent the state of Arizona in the National Competition, which will be held in April 2019. 

    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.