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    REGION CHAMPIONS 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 


    4th Place NATIONALLY, Division 1, 2019







    Congratulations to our competition team who will be traveling to Minneapolis in April to represent Arizona at Nationals! 

    Please visit our "Competition" page for recent comp results!



    2019-20 Curriculum Announcement

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    The U.S. Academic Decathlon® is excited to announce that the overall curricular theme for 2019–2020 will be In Sickness and in Health: An Exploration of Illness and Wellness. Following is some general information on the topics in each of the subject areas.

    • SCIENCE: The science topic will be an introduction to the biology of cancer.
    • LITERATURE: The literature curriculum will include critical reading, one long work of literature, and selected shorter works. The long work of literature will be the 1818 version of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.
    • ART: The art curriculum will include a section on art fundamentals and will largely focus on an exploration of illness and wellness in art.
    • MUSIC: The music curriculum will introduce students to various musical works from across the centuries that will allow them to examine the role of mortality in Western art music.
    • SOCIAL SCIENCE: The social science curriculum will introduce students to the history of healthcare.
    • ECONOMICS: The economics curriculum will cover fundamental economic concepts, microeconomics, and macroeconomics and will also include a thematic section on health economics.
    • MATHEMATICS: The mathematics curriculum will cover algebra and trigonometry.*
     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: Hamilton Academic Decathlon 2017-2018 (This is a closed group, so team members need to send an invite request.) 
    The team meets every Thursday evening in Room E104 from 6-8pm.
    2019-20 Officers:
    Jasmine Sun and Aris Zhu- Co Captains
    Archana Ram - Treasurer
    Nidhi Athreya - Secretary
    Sophie Macko - Historian
    Carla Turner, Head Coach   turner.carla@cusd80.com   480-883-5167
    Elizabeth Trotti, Assistant Coach   trotti.elizabeth@cusd80.com   480-883-5104
    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 February 2, 2020