The following instructions explain the steps necessary to register a school to participate in the Academic Decathlon® program in Ohio. Forms must be completed, postmarked or emailed by certain deadlines. Please see School Registration Deadlines for information on deadlines.
Step 1. Complete the 2018-19 School Registration Form on or before the early registration or regular registration deadline. An invoice for the participation fees will be sent shortly after the School Registration Form is submitted.
Step 2. Although step 2 is not required for School Registration, it is a handy place to include information about how to acquire the curriculum. The curriculum can be purchased through the United States Academic Decathlon organization’s website: usad.org. Also, there are a limited number of grants available each year to schools who are just starting a team. Complete the Supply Grant 2018-2019 Application and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. A supply grant pays for most of the materials to start a team.
Step 3. Arrange for payment of participation fees by deadline.
Step 4. Complete the 2018-19 State Census.
Step 6. Student Registration and Release Forms
Step 7. Request the appropriate OFFICIAL transcripts for each student as outlined in 2018-19 Eligibility Guidelines.
REMINDER: GPA calculations for ninth-grade students include only their grades earned while in the eighth grade and in the summer session between eighth and ninth grade. The “focus semesters” for GPA computation for tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grade students go back two years prior to the present grade level of the contestant.
A student may test “up” in a higher GPA category, but a student cannot test “down”. For example, a scholastic “B” student may compete as an honor “A” student, but may not compete as a varsity “C” student. The following documents may aid in completing the USAD GPA Worksheets:
2017-18 GPA Calculation INSTRUCTIONS
2017-18 GPA Calculation TRAINING
2017-18 USAD GPA WORKSHEET-SAMPLE
Step 9. Send the original completed Student Registration and Release Forms AND Coach Release forms AND official transcripts via U.S. Mail to (package must be postmarked by the deadline):
Academic Decathlon of Ohio, Inc.
P.O. Box 9174Dayton, Ohio 45409-9174
Failure to complete the required registration steps by the due date will prevent a school from receiving an early registration discount and/or participating in the competition.
Late Student Registration