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Academic Decathlon » Contract


Saint Hyacinth Academy Decathlon



  1. Have the desire to learn more than the school curriculum.

  2. Work as a team member.

  3. Maintain a “A-” or better in behavior

  4. Maintain a “B-” or higher for all grades on Progress Report and Trimester Grades.

  5. Get all Accelerated Reading points in per Trimester and Progress Report.

  6. Do extra research/studying for assigned topics.

  7. Work quietly while we are meeting.

  8. Let Mrs. Directo know when you can not make a meeting at least one day before.

  9. Study hard and learn the material.

  10. Participate in fundraisers.

  11. Have Fun and Keep Smiling!!!

  12. Asking a student to leave the team will be at the discretion of Mrs. Directo and Ms. Jimenez.



I have read the Decathlon rules and will oblige to them.


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Decathlete’s Signature Date


I have read all about the Decathlon and the rules. I will help keep my child on task.


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Decathlete’s Guardian Date



  • A $10.00 non refundable fee to help cover the Diocesan fee is to be paid by October 23

  • The team needs: Dell 948 black printer ink, HP black 57, 4x6 index cards, water bottles, page sticker tabs, copy paper

  • 2-3 times during the year, each decathlete will be asked to bring snacks or drinks




    The Saint Hyacinth Academic Decathlon Team competes in the California Catholic Schools Academic Junior High Decathlon (or AJHD). The competition strives to bring forth the students academic talents and celebrate them in the context of spirit-filled competition. In the decathlon team we strive to promote academic excellence, collaborative spirit , cooperative learning skills, and logical and higher order thinking. This competition is for students in grades 6-8. There are ten events. Two are collaborative team efforts – a logic quiz with 20 rigorous thinking problems, and a super quiz with 50 multiple choice questions on five broad academic themes. The remaining eight events test individual knowledge of the Roman Catholic doctrine, English, Literature, Science, Mathematics, Current Events, Social Studies, and Fine Arts (Art and Music). The topic content changes every year. Awards are given for individual and team performance. We have won the overall competition five times in the last nine years. Many students place in the top six for the individual events every year. Several alumni are on the local high school decathlon teams.

    Saint Hyacinth's Decathlon Team meet every Thursday and a few Saturdays in February. It is open to all 6th - 8th grade providing they meet the criteria.

    We meet from 3:15 – 5:00 October

    3:15 – 5:30 November and December

    3:15 – 6:00 January and February




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