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International Competition


International Academic Decathlon makes the premiere scholastic competition available around the world.







Check out the 2018 USAD and USAP International In-Country Competition videos!

International teams from all over the world are invited to participate in the United States Academic Decathlon (USAD). Students form a team, join the USAD International Program and prepare to compete!

International participation is based on USAD curriculum and standards. All high schools where the medium of instruction is English, and/or students have sufficient command of the English language are invited to participate.

To purchase USAD curriculum, on-site licensing and supplementary instructional materials, visit the USAD International Store on the IASD website: iasocdev.com

USAD & USAP China 2019
USAP China 2019 was held in Century City International Convention Center of Intercontinental Hotel & Resorts from Feb 11th to 14th.

USAD China 2019 was held in Century City International Convention Center of Intercontinental Hotel & Resorts and Chengdu Century City New International Convention and Exhibition Center from Feb 15th to 18th. 

USAD and USAP Nationals in the United States
At the U.S. Academic Decathlon and Academic Pentathlon national competitions, overall team awards and subject area medals will be presented in accordance with the following guidelines:
 
Overall Team Awards
The highest-scoring international team in each division will be presented with a first-place team trophy and accompanying banner if that team’s overall score is equal to or exceeds the score of the highest-scoring U.S. team in that division. The second-highest scoring international team in each division will be presented with a second-place team trophy and accompanying banner if that team’s overall score is equal to or exceeds the score of the first or second-highest-scoring U.S. team in that division. The third-highest-scoring international team in each division will be presented with a third-place team trophy and accompanying banner if that team’s overall score is equal to or exceeds the score of the first, second or third-highest-scoring U.S. team in that division. There will be no exceptions unless there is a tie.
 
Subject Area Medals
A gold medal will be awarded to the highest scoring international participant if that student’s subject area score is equal to or exceeds the score of the highest-scoring U.S. participant in that subject area and division. A silver medal will be awarded to the second-highest scoring international participant if that student’s subject area score is equal to or exceeds the score of the first or second-highest-scoring U.S. participant in that subject area and division. A bronze medal will be awarded to the third highest scoring international participant if that student’s subject area score is equal to or exceeds the score of the first, second or third-highest-scoring U.S. participant in that subject area and division. There will be no exceptions unless there is a tie.


Update
During its quarterly meeting held on Monday, January 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California, the USAD Board of Directors voted to ratify the MOU between US Academic Decathlon (USAD) and International Academy for Social Development, LLC (IASD), extending its original MOU approved on September 13, 2014. This action extends the referenced agreement by an additional five years, now ending on May 31, 2024.


For additional information, contact IASD President, Dr. K. Habib Khan: email: khknjk4314@gmail.com, phone 571-438-5064 or Naveed J. Khan, IASD Executive Vice President: email: Naveed@iasocdev.com, phone: at 571-438-3866 or fax: 571-732-9404. IASD website: iasocdev.com