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Academic Decathlon

Rancho Cucamonga Academic Decathlon
 
 
Ms. Martineau
Coach
Phone: 909.989.1600
Email: elysa.martineau@cjuhsd.net
 
 
RCHS Academic Decathlon
 

WELCOME TO ACADEMIC DECATHLON!

Here you will learn math, language & literature, economics, social science, music, and art centered around an intriguing topic. You'll also learn h ow to give a speech, interview well, and think on the spot in a comfortable manner. You'll become a part of a team that competes and travels while getting a chance to make new friends across the district. You do Not have to have straight A's. Academic Decathlon requires students from all GPA levels to have a complete team! As long as you have the will to succeed, you'll do well in our program. 

Row of Academic Decathlon Trophies

6 REASONS TO JOIN:

  1. Looks good on your college transcript: Former decathletes are currently attending or attended Stanford, Cornell, Pomona, Berkeley and Princeton.
  2. Get 5 units of elective credit. Pass/fail option available for the GPA conscious.
  3. Become teammates with some quite extraordinary people and have a great time ending your school day.
  4. Have fun learning lots of fascinating information and gaining significant real-life skills such as speech giving and interviewing techniques.
  5. Opportunity to fly to Sacramento free if the team places high enough at county competition.
  6. Show the county of San Bernardino just how smart you really are.
 
See Ms. Martineau in B102 for more details. 

 

RCHS ACADEMIC DECATHLON

Since its inception, Rancho Cucamonga High School has fielded an academic decathlon team for the San Bernardino County competition. Its initial coaches were Karen Gerdes and John Nath. At that time the academic decathlon was a club, and students who wished to participate had to meet after school and on weekends. Starting slowly, Rancho’s varsity academic decathlon team eventually developed into a force to be reckoned with, vaulting into the top 5 for 15 of its twenty-one years of competition. Its initial team consisted of Sabrina Bow, Scott Shipley, Andy Wang, Manijha Kadir, Michael Mallari, Chanee Pruett, Amanda Gray and Nicole Stevens. Those students began a legacy that continues to the present. Since the 1999 – 2000 year of competition, Rancho Cucamonga High School’s Team Purple has consistently placed in the Top Five, spending 11 of its competing seasons in the Top 3.

 

Year
Placement
2020-2021
4th
2019-2020
2nd
2018-2019
1st
2017-2018
2nd
2016-2017
2nd
2015-2016
3rd
2014-2015
5th
2013-2014
3rd
2012-2013
3rd
2011-2012
2nd
2010-2011
5th
2009-2010
4th
2008-2009
3rd
2007-2008
3rd
2006-2007
4th
2005-2006
3rd
2004-2005
3rd
2003-2004
3rd
2002-2003
2nd
2001-2002
3rd
2000-2001
3rd
1999-2000
7th
1998-1999
14th
1997-1998
8th
1996-1997
8th
1995-1996
3rd
1994-1995
8th
1993-1994
13th
1992-1993
12th
Hope to see you soon!