"The United States Academic Decathlon (USAD) is a program that provides high school students an opportunity to experience the challenges of rigorous academic competition through participation in team activities...
Based on a point system, the highest scoring team represents Texas at the national USAD competition. All members of the winning team receive scholarships. Texas provides $150,000 in scholarship money each year. Registration fees and the Texas Education Agency contribute to this scholarship fund.The Academic Decathlon is the only competition to award “C” student’s scholarships!"
The team will be made up of 9 individuals, plus 1-2 alternate members. Three students each will represent the following GPA groupings: Honors (3.8-4.00); Scholastic (3.2-3.79); Varsity (0.00-3.199).