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General Information

The PAGE Georgia Academic Decathlon 2018 State Competition will be held Friday and Saturday, February 23-24, 2018, at Berkmar High School, Gwinnett County.
405 Pleasant Hill Rd, Lilburn GA 30047

State Competition Registration Packet

The Intent to Participate and Preliminary Rosters are due by January 22. The remaining forms in the State Competition Registration Packet are due on or around February 1. Please type directly on the forms when possible.


District Champion and Wild Card Team Memo 

Please read the above memo carefully and in its entirety. There have been changes made regarding important issues.


All of the forms that need to be returned have been saved as Word docx. Save them to your computer, sign (e-signatures are allowed) and return them. Please type directly on the forms whenever possible.

Use the "Return Cover Sheet" as a check-list. All items must be returned/submitted by February 1 (unless a different date is noted on the form). Because of some past issues with our fax service we prefer that you return your documents via email If you need to fax your documents please use 866-255-4359 (NEW FAX). You will receive an emailed confirmation of receipt. If you do NOT receive a confirmation after sending a fax please contact Michelle.

* Instructions for the GPA/Transcripts: For each decathlete, please complete the Excel worksheet and include a copy of the transcript. This will make it much easier to see which classes and what grade levels were used for each decathlete's official GPA. Reminder - 9th graders require grades ONLY from their 8th grade year. All other students require grades from the 2 previous years. For example, 10th graders require 9th and 8th grade transcripts.


GAD Honor Cord Orders - Links to the online store. Please place orders by May 1. You may place an order for Honor Cords while you are ordering your t-shirts if you wish to include them both on one invoice.


Essay Testing at State Competition

The Essay practice login and actual writing take place two or three weeks prior to competition (this year Jan 29 & 30 for the login and Jan 31 & Feb 1 for the writing). Coaches, be sure to read over ALL of the below instructions.


Below are instructions and other forms necessary for a successful essay competition. The GAD Online Essay Competition Overview PowerPoint can be used to show students how to navigate through the software they will have to use to write their essay. Logins and passwords will be sent to coaches.


The Coach CAN NOT Proctor the Essay Competition. The Coach may assist with the practice login and should be present as the students are arriving and logging in on competition day but must LEAVE the Essay location prior to testing. The Coach should be available to the Proctor in case of  any questions and to sign the Reporting Form.

State Competition Schedules

The 2018 documents will be posted approximately two weeks prior to State Competition. The official 2017 competition documents are available below as a sample. 

The official 2018 information will also be included in the State Competition Handbook which you will receive when you check in at competition.

Division Assignments

All schools advancing to state competition will be divided into two groups based on school enrollment: Division I (large), and Division II (small). The division assignments may vary from year to year based on a natural break between the teams advancing to state competition in any given year.

Following all competitive events at state competition, a championship team in each division will be identified. The division champion will be determined as the one with the highest total score for all ten events. The two team members having the highest score in each category (Honor, Scholastic, Varsity) will be counted into the team's total score for all ten events.

The overall championship team is the division winner with the highest team score. This team will be crowned the State Champion and be the recipient of the Howard Stroud trophy. They will earn the privilege of representing Georgia at the USAD National Finals.

Schools advancing to national competition will be divided into three divisions known as Division I (large), Division II (medium), and Division III (small).



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