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What You'll Learn

With five different subject areas in Academic Pentathlon®, and a new curricular theme each year, you will constantly be learning something different. Pentathlon uses the same theme as Academic Decathlon® which can create an entire curriculum. The more years you participate in Academic Pentathlon, the more themes you will master. These themes are developed by our curriculum team with special attention to national content standards. Your participation in Pentathlon will allow you to become more knowledgeable and a stronger all-around student.

The theme for 2018-2019 Academic Pentathlon is The 1960s: A Transformational Decade.

The 2018-19 United States Academic Pentathlon® theme is The 1960s: A Transformational Decade. Below is a brief summary of the topics covered.

SCIENCE: The science curriculum will focus on an introduction to laser technology and its applications. 

LITERATURE: The literature curriculum will include critical reading, one long work of literature, and selected shorter works. The long work of literature will be the novel The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano by Sonia Manzano.

FINE ARTS: The fine arts curriculum is a combination of art and music. The guide will focus on the art and music of The 1960s.

SOCIAL SCIENCE: The social science curriculum will provide an introduction to the history of The 1960s.

MATHEMATICS: The mathematics curriculum will cover an overview of permutations and combinations, algebra and statistics.

*All test questions will be derived from the USAP curriculum.