The PAGE Georgia Academic Decathlon 2023 State Competition will be a hybrid competition. The Essay and Art events are scheduled to take place online on February 8-9 (with practice sessions scheduled for Feb 6-7). The remainder of the written tests will be administered online on Thursday, February 23 at students’ home schools. Super Quiz, Speech and Interview will take place in-person at Kennesaw State University on February 24-25.
Photos from the 2023 PAGE GAD State Competition
State Competition Registration Paperwork
The below forms have been updated for the 2023 State Competition.
State Competition Team Memo – Please read this memo carefully and in its entirety before proceeding.
- Code of Student Conduct, Dress Code, General Rules – pgs 73-75 of State Competition section in Coaches Manual – Answers to many frequently asked questions can be found in these documents. Students will have to acknowledge that they’ve read these documents.
All of the forms that need to be returned are either online forms or have been uploaded as Word, .pdf or Excel documents. Save them to your computer, sign (e-signatures are allowed) and return them. Please type directly on the forms whenever possible.
These documents are due by January 26.
- Team Registration – online form
- Team Roster – Excel spreadsheet with 2 tabs – Save to your computer, then complete BOTH tabs, save again and email to State Director
These documents are due by February 1 or the date on the form.
- State Coaches’ Agreement – online form
- USAD GPA Calculation page (includes training, sample and the GPA Transcript Evaluation Worksheet)
- GPA Transcript Evaluation Worksheet (direct link to USAD Excel document) – transcripts/report cards MUST accompany these worksheets
- Student Registration/Parent Permission Form – pdf
- Request for Special Needs/Consideration – Word docx (only return this if applicable)
- Request for Student Replacement – online form (complete this form if a student you listed on your Team Roster isn’t able to participate)
- Estimated number for GAD provided meals – online form
- T-Shirt Order Form – online form – due Sunday Feb 5 the order will be placed on Feb 6 – you can either purchase them here with a credit card or an invoice will be created for you to send in with a check
- Banquet Ticket Order Form – due Feb 8 – Buses cannot enter the Embassy Suites parking lot and will need to park in the overflow hotel parking lot behind the hotel – across Town Park Ln (see below for map).
- Hampton Inn by Hilton at 3405 Busbee Dr, Kennesaw has added a block of rooms for us. Book here for Academic Decathlon!
Click here for the pdf credit card authorization to pay for a group of rooms at once. You do not have to stay at the Hampton, they just thought it would be nice to set up this block for us to make everyone’s lives easier. I do not have answers to your questions about the hotel – you’ll need to contact them directly.
State Competition Schedules
All of the below links have been updated for the 2023 State Competition!
- 2023 Hybrid Competition Schedule – UPDATED 2/21/23
- Interview and Speech 2023 – If any of your students have any conflicts with specific times on Saturday morning, please email Michelle ASAP!
- 2023 Teams with ID number and Division assignments
- KSU Bus Drop-off and Car and Bus Parking Instructions
- Embassy Suites Banquet Bus Parking Instructions: Buses cannot enter the Embassy Suites parking lot. There is overflow parking behind the hotel, across Town Park Ln. Buses will need to park in the overflow lot.
Essay and Online Testing at State Competition
The Essay and Art practice login and testing takes place two or three weeks prior to competition. Coaches, be sure to read over ALL of the below instructions and everything we will email to you. Practice logins may take place any time from 8 a.m. Monday, February 6 through 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 7. The Round 3/State Official Essay and Art test window will be open on Wednesday, February 8 and Thursday, February 9 from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. We recommend you plan to test on Wednesday just in case there are any issues. The remainder of the Subject Area Tests are scheduled for Thursday, February 23.
Instructions, logins and passwords will be emailed to District Coordinators and Coaches. District Coordinators and/or Coaches are responsible for making sure proctors and students have all of the necessary paperwork. Please give your IT department enough time to ensure that there will be no problems during testing.
The Coach CAN NOT Proctor the Essay/Art 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 room prior to testing. The Coach should be available to the Proctor in case of any questions and to sign the Proctor Certification Form after testing is completed.
While the practice session can be done by your decathletes at any point during the practice window, your ENTIRE team must take the Art Test and write their Essays at the SAME time. There are no make-up dates for these tests. Any technical difficulties should be addressed by the proctor ASAP by calling one of the support numbers provided on the emailed instructions.
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 the recipient of the Howard Stroud trophy. They will earn the privilege of representing Georgia at the USAD National Finals. The next highest scoring team in a different USAD division than the State Champion will be invited to participate in the USAD Division IV National Finals.
State Champion schools advancing to national competition will be divided into three divisions known as Division I (large), Division II (medium), and Division III (small). Team numbers and Division placement will be posted below after all teams have registered for State.
2022-23 Round 2 Scores
These scores are based on only the 7 objective tests.
|+Muscogee A||Columbus||17,216||+GISA||Holy Innocents'||15,990|
|+Richmond A||AR Johnson||15,929||+Clayton||Elite Scholars||15,798|
|+Richmond B||Davidson||15,711||+Floyd A||Armuchee||15,700|
|+Floyd B||Model||15,683||+Carroll||Villa Rica||15,235|
|+Atlanta A||North Atlanta||14,227||+Floyd C||Coosa||14,106|
|+Muscogee B||Shaw||13,755||+Atlanta B||Maynard Jackson||13,144|
|+Muscogee C||Hardaway||13,037||+Richmond C||Academy of Richmond||12,966|
|Richmond||Hephzibah||11,907||Richmond||Richmond Co. Tech||11,708|
|+Catoosa||Lakeview-Ft. Oglethorpe||11,663||Muscogee||GW Carver||11,460|
+ = Invited to State Competition.
* = Missing one or more scores.
2022-23 Round 1 Scores
The below teams participated in this year’s Round 1 Scrimmage. Round 1 consisted of only the 7 objective tests.
|Clayton||Elite Scholars Academy||20,128|
|Catoosa||Lakeview-Ft. Oglethorpe HS||16,205|
|Carroll||Villa Rica HS||16,157|
|Richmond||AR Johnson Magnet||14,337|
|APS||North Atlanta HS||14,052|
|APS||Maynard Jackson HS||11,500*|
* Missing one or more scores.