PAGE Georgia Academic Decathlon (GAD)

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2023-24 Season Info

This year’s curriculum is Technology and Humanity. We are planning for a hybrid State Competition with Essay and the Subject Area Test events online while Super Quiz, Speech and Interview will be in person.

Message for Superintendents and Principals

Visit the Dates and Registration page for the calendar, a link to the Season Registration Form, and the 2023-2024 Season Memo. Visit the Fall Workshop page for information about the annual kick-off to the GAD season, and visit the About . . . GAD page if you need more information about Academic Decathlon including a 7-minute video.

NEW ESSAY RUBRIC! USAD has developed a new Essay rubric to assist our judges in their job of scoring our decathlete’s essays. Additionally, if you would like to participate in Essay during Round 2 but don’t have your own judges, USAD can score them for $5 per essay. If you are interested, please contact the State Director ASAP.

As always, if you have any questions about GAD, please contact the PAGE GAD State Director, Michelle Crawford, at or 404-414-3041.

2023 USAD Nationals Results are in!

Georgia’s state champ, Elite Scholars Academy, finished 6th in their division and brought home eight National medals. The medalists are:

Angelica Jones: BRONZE – Art; GOLD – Music
Kayla Sheriffe: SILVER – Music; SILVER – Interview

Reyli Olivo: BRONZE – Essay
Delaney Reese: BRONZE – Interview; BRONZE – Music; GOLD – Art

Georgia’s Division IV rep, Columbus High School, also earned  2 National medals.

Adrainne Moore: SILVER – Interview

Charlotte Young: SILVER – Speech

Lakeview Fort Oglethorpe High School Varsity students Gabby Bankston and Grayson White each earned a BRONZE medal for Mathematics in the Medium School Online competition.
Armuchee High School Varsity student Kaili Wheeler earned a SILVER medal for Essay, and Scholastic student Tate Burnham earned a BRONZE medal for Literature in the Small School Online competition.

You can find all the United States Academic Decathlon® National results here:

Congratulations to Elite Scholars Academy – The 2023 PAGE Georgia Academic Decathlon State Champion!

Clayton County’s Elite Scholars Academy, coached by Jack Smith, is the 2023 PAGE Georgia Academic Decathlon (GAD) State Champion. The team scored the highest number of points overall in Division I and II and earned the Howard Stroud Championship Trophy. It is the third time the school has captured the title. The team is invited to represent Georgia at the United States Academic Decathlon® national competition in Frisco Texas this April. Read More . . .

Please visit the GAD State Winners page for links to all of this year’s state medalists.

If you are interested in forming a Decathlon team, or would like to learn more about the program, we invite you to click here to view “All About the PAGE Georgia Academic Decathlon.” Please note, the video was made about ten years ago. While the general information is the same, there have been a few changes including: our website address is now and our email address is now

There are also additional videos available on the USAD website at (Three videos are available in the Footer under the titles “Schools and Teachers,” “Parents and Students,” and “Sponsors.”)

Thank you Volunteers!

Hundreds of volunteers are needed to facilitate the PAGE Georgia Academic Decathlon State Competition at Kennesaw State University on February 23-24. We provide training and will sign off on volunteer hours. Please visit the GAD Volunteer Information page for more information and to sign up.

The PAGE Georgia Academic Decathlon State competition couldn’t happen without the support of our volunteers. You are appreciated and we look forward to seeing you!